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Florian Ederer is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Yale School of Management, a Research Staff Member at the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, and an NBER faculty research fellow.

Professor Ederer’s research which has been widely published in leading journals, is in the areas of organizational economics, innovation, antitrust, and behavioral economics. It focuses on the incentive design in organizations, how it shapes innovation and how it is in turn affected by social interactions and more realistic assumptions about the motives of principals and agents. Some of his recent work explores the impact of common ownership on managerial compensation and the existence and pervasiveness of “killer acquisitions” that prevent startups from challenging dominant market incumbents. In his academic work he draws on a broad set of tools often combining theoretical models, experimental methods, and empirical analysis.

Prior to joining the Yale School of Management Professor Ederer was a faculty member of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He earned his doctorate in economics at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology and his master’s and undergraduate degrees from the University of Oxford.

Education

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

Selected Works

Articles

Common Ownership, Competition, and Top Management Incentives
F. Ederer, M. Antón, M. Giné, and M. Schmalz
Journal of Political Economy
2022

Working Papers


Selected Media Coverage

Facebook’s Stealth M&A Puts Focus on Deals Under Antitrust Radar
Bloomberg
August 23, 2021

Reif für eine große Zerschlagung
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
August 5, 2021

Could Index Funds Be ‘Worse Than Marxism’?
The Atlantic
April 5, 2021

Big Companies Are Starting to Swallow the World
The New York Times
September 30, 2020

How ‘Stealth’ Consolidation Is Undermining Competition
The Wall Street Journal
June 19, 2019

Achievements

  • Best Paper Award, Econometric Society European Meeting, 2022
  • Jerry S. Cohen Award, American Antitrust Institute, 2022
  • AdC Competition Policy Award, Autoridade da Concorrência, 2020
  • Robert F. Lanzilotti Prize for Best Paper in Antitrust, International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC), 2020
  • Yale SOM Alumni Association Teaching Award, Outstanding Teacher in an Elective Class, 2018, 2014
  • Best Innovation Paper in Last 5 Years Award, INFORMS, 2018
  • Mark A. Satterthwaite Best Paper Prize, Health Care Markets Conference, 2018
  • Charles River Associates Best Corporate Finance Paper Award, Western Finance Association, 2018
  • Sumantra Ghoshal Research and Practice Award, Academy of Management, 2018
  • Oliver Williamson Best Conference Paper Award, SIOE, 2017
  • "Best 40 Business Professors under 40", Poets & Quants, 2017
  • IEAF-FEF Prize for Best Research Paper in Financial Economics, 2016