Florian H. Schneider

I am a postdoc at the University of Zurich, Department of Economics. I received my Ph.D. from University of Zurich in economics in 2020.

I am a behavioral economist who uses experiments, administrative data and theory to study topics at the intersection of economics and psychology. Much of my research focuses on how moral values, image concerns and beliefs affect decision making and, ultimately, economic outcomes.

I am especially interested in studying how individual heterogeneity in moral values impact individuals’ choices and the resulting outcomes (e.g., occupation and health) obtained by different types of individuals. A recent area of research of mine is examining how preference heterogeneity affects health decisions, such as taking COVID-19 vaccines or following health recommendations.


Contact Information
University of Zurich
Department of Economics
Blümlisalpstrasse 10
8006 Zurich, Switzerland
florian.schneider2@econ.uzh.ch