Florian Zimmermannn is Research Director at IZA and Professor at the University of Bonn. He served as Professor and Research Director at the briq Institute on Behavior & Inequality from 2019–2023 until briq’s reintegration into IZA. After finishing his PhD in 2013 at the Bonn Graduate School of Economics (University of Bonn), he worked at the University of Zurich until 2017. He studied economics at the University of Mannheim and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He was a visiting researcher at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Harvard University. His papers are published in journals such as the American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Management Science and Journal of Financial Economics. He serves as Associate Editor at the Quarterly Journal of Economics as well as the Journal of the European Economic Association and is on the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies.

His main research interests are behavioral and experimental economics, as well as behavioral finance and labor economics.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Stories, Statistics and Memory
With Thomas Graeber and Christopher Roth. 2024, Quarterly Journal of Economics (accepted). Summary at VoxEU.

Motivated Climate Change Denial? Evidence From a Representative Survey Experiment
With Lasse Stoetzer. Nature Climate Change, 2024, 14, 198–204.

Associative Memory, Beliefs and Market Interactions
With Benjamin Enke and Frederik Schwerter. 2023, Journal of Financial Economics (accepted).

Self-Assessment: The Role of the Social Environment
With Armin Falk, Fabian Kosse, and Hannah Schildberg-Hörisch. 2023, Journal of Public Economics (accepted).

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). Aktualisierte Version von "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).

External Working Papers

A Note on Motivated Cognition and Discriminatory Beliefs
With Lasse Stötzer. June 2023.