Florian Ederer

Assistant Professor of Economics

Professor Florian Ederer

Professor Ederer's research is in the areas of organizational economics, innovation, social learning and experimental economics.  Some of his recent research focuses on how investors learn from and are influenced by the decisions of their peers. He has written a series of papers on how firms design compensation and performance evaluation schemes to motivate workers to innovate, on the design of incentive systems that prevent gaming and on the optimal use of feedback mechanisms in organizations. Methodologically, he draws on a broad set of tools to most effectively address this set of research questions often combining theoretical models with experimental evidence from the lab and the field.

Prior to joining the Yale School of Management Professor Ederer was a faculty member of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He received his PhD in economics at MIT in 2009 and his MPhil in economics at Oxford in 2004.


  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009
  • MPhil, University of Oxford, 2004
  • BA, University of Oxford, 2002


Competitive Strategy
MGT 525
Behavioral Economics: The Psychology and Behavior of Individuals, Organizations, and Markets
MGT 854


Selected Articles

L. Bursztyn, F. P. Ederer, B. Ferman, and N. Yuchtman
2014 (forthcoming)
A. Campbell, F. Ederer, J. Spinnewijn
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics
F. Ederer and G. Manso
Management Science
F. Ederer
Journal of Economics & Management Strategy
F. Ederer and A. Patacconi
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

Selected Working Papers


Yale SOM Alumni Association Teaching Award
Outstanding Teacher in an Elective Class