Ulf Zölitz is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Zurich and the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development. He is IZA research fellow and currently serves as IZA Deputy Program Coordinator for Behavioral and Personnel economics.
Ulf Zölitz has studied Economics at the University of Bonn and received his PhD in economics from Maastricht University in 2014. He worked at IZA as Research Associate and from 2014 to 2016. From 2016 to 2017 he worked at the Behavior and Inequality Research Institute (briq) in Bonn.
Ulf Zölitz primary research interests are in the field of applied microeconomics. He is interested in labor economics, economics of education and behavioral economics. His current research focuses on peer effects, the role of personality in education and interventions aiming to enhance the development of cognitive skills in children.