Florian Zimmermann

I am a Professor at briq and the University of Bonn. 

My research is predominantly in behavioral and experimental economics. I obtained my PhD from the Bonn Graduate School of Economics in 2013 and afterwards spent four years as a Postdoc at the University of Zurich. In 2020 I received an ERC Starting Grant for my research on memory and belief formation. I also serve as Associate Editor at the Quarterly Journal of Economics as well as the Journal of the European Economic Association and am on the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies.

Contact Information:

Phone: +49 (228) 3894-704

Email: florian.zimmermann@briq-institute.org

Office: Schaumburg-Lippe Str. 5-9, 53113 Bonn, Germany



"Motivated Memory in Economics - a Review" (with Andrea Amelio). February 2023. Games - Special Issue on "Economics of Motivated Beliefs"

"Attention and Dread: Experimental Evidence on Preferences for Information" (with Armin Falk).  2022.  Management Science, accepted.

(This version replaces "Beliefs and Utility: Experimental Evidence on Preferences for Information")

"Moral Universalism and the Structure of Ideology" (with Benjamin Enke and Ricardo Rodriguez-Padilla). 2022, Review of Economic Studies, accepted.

Econimate Video

"Moral Universalism: Measurement and Economic Relevance" (with Benjamin Enke and Ricardo Rodriguez-Padilla). Management Science, 2022, 68(5), 3590-3603.

"The Dynamics of Motivated Beliefs". American Economic Review, 2020, 110(2), 337-61.

"Determinants of Trust: The Role of Personal Experiences" (with Frederik Schwerter). Games and Economic Behavior, 2020, 122, 413-425.

"Correlation Neglect in Belief Formation" (with Benjamin Enke). Review of Economic Studies, 2019, 86(1), 313-332.

    Subjects' Instructions.

"Learning about Job Search: A Field Experiment with Job Seekers in Germany" (with Steffen Altmann, Armin Falk and Simon Jäger). Journal of Public Economics, 2018, 164, 33-49.

    Summary at VoxEU.

"Information Processing and Commitment" (with Armin Falk). The Economic Journal, 2018, 613(1), 1983-2002.

"The Limits of Expectations-Based Reference Dependence" (with Uri Gneezy, Lorenz Goette, Charles Sprenger). 

Journal of the European Economic Association, 2017, 15(4), 861-876.

    Online Appendix.

"Consistency as a Signal of Skills" (with Armin Falk). Management Science, 2017, 63(7), 2197-2210.

    Subjects' Instructions.

"Image and Misreporting" (with Mara Ewers). Journal of the European Economic Association, 2015, 12(2), 363-380.

"Clumped or Piecewise? - Evidence on Preferences for Information". Management Science, 2015, 61(4), 740-753.

    Subjects' Instructions.

Working Papers

"Stories, Statistics and Memory" (with Thomas Graeber and Christopher Roth). November 2022.

    Summary at VoxEU.

"Associative Memory and Belief Formation" (with Benjamin Enke and Frederik Schwerter). July 2022.

"A Note on Motivated Cognition and Discriminatory Beliefs" (with Lasse Stötzer). October 2022.

"Self-Assessment: The Role of the Social Environment" (with Armin Falk, Fabian Kosse and Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch). May 2020, revise & resubmit at Journal of Public Economics.