Florian Ederer

Assistant Professor of Economics

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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.



  • 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

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  • Yale SOM Alumni Association Teaching Award, Outstanding Teacher in an Elective Class, 2014