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. Starting January 2021, I will serve as Associate Editor at the Journal of the European Economic Association.

Contact Information:
Phone: +49 (228) 3894-704
Email: florian.zimmermann@briq-institute.org
Office: Schaumburg-Lippe Str. 5-9, 53113 Bonn, Germany


"Determinants of Trust: The Role of Personal Experiences" (with Frederik Schwerter). Games and Economic Behavior, forthcoming.

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

"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

"Associative Memory and Belief Formation" (with Benjamin Enke and Frederik Schwerter). September 2020.

"Moral Universalism and the Structure of Ideology" (with Benjamin Enke and Ricardo Rodriguez-Padilla). August 2020.

"Moral Universalism: Measurement and Economic Relevance" (with Benjamin Enke and Ricardo Rodriguez-Padilla). August 2020, revise & resubmit at Management Science.

"Self-Assessment: The Role of the Social Environment" (with Armin Falk, Fabian Kosse and Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch). May 2020.

"Beliefs and Utility: Experimental Evidence on Preferences for Information" (with Armin Falk). May 2017.