Selected recent publications

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The long-run effects of religious persecution: Evidence from the Spanish Inquisition (PDF, 12 MB)

Mauricio Drelichmana, Jordi Vidal-Robertb, and Hans-Joachim Voth

PNAS, August 2021





Generous with individuals and selfish to the masses

Carlos Alós-Ferrer, Jaume García-Segarra & Alexander Ritschel

Nature Human Behaviour, July 2021

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Killer Incentives: Rivalry, Performance and Risk-Taking among German Fighter Pilots, 1939-45 (PDF, 6 MB)

Philipp Ager, Leonardo Bursztyn, Lukas Leucht, Hans - Joachim Voth

Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming



Revue of Economic Studies Cover

Signalling to Experts

Pablo Kurlat and Florian Scheuer

Review of Economic Studies, March 2021





Nature Human Behavior Cover

The Impact of Peer Personality on Academic Achievement

Bart H. H. Golsteyn, Arjan Non and Ulf Zölitz

Journal of Political Economy, March 2021






American Economic Review

Genetic underpinnings of risky behaviour relate to altered neuroanatomy

Gökhan Aydogan, Remi Daviet, Richard Karlsson Linnér, Todd A. Hare, Joseph W. Kable, Henry R. Kranzler, Reagan R. Wetherill, Christian C. Ruff, Philipp D. Koellinger, BIG BEAR Consortium & Gideon

Nature Human Behaviour, January 2021


American Economic Review

What Motivates Paternalism? An Experimental Study

Sandro Ambuehl, B. Douglas Bernheim, Axel Ockenfels

American Economic Review, March 2021





American Economic Review

Behavioral Constraints on the Design of Subgame-Perfect Implementation Mechanisms

Ernst Fehr, Michael Powell, Tom Wilkening

American Economic Review, April 2021




Nature Human Behavior Cover

Attention Please!

Jakub Steiner, Olivier Gossner, Colin Stewart

Econometrica (forthcoming)





American Economic Review

Wages and the Value of Nonemployment

Simon Jäger Benjamin Schoefer Samuel Young Josef Zweimüller

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2020





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  • Lombardi, Gaia. A mechanistic insight on the role of visual-attention in context-dependent preference reversal effects. 2020, University of Zurich, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät. ZORA
  • Bikson, Marom; Hanlon, Colleen A; Woods, Adam J; Gillick, Bernadette T; Charvet, Leigh; Lamm, Claus; Madeo, Graziella; Holczer, Adrienn; Almeida, Jorge; Antal, Andrea; Ay, Mohammad Reza; Baeken, Chris; Blumberger, Daniel M; Campanella, Salvatore; Camprodon, Joan A; Christiansen, Lasse; Loo, Colleen; Crinion, Jennifer T; Fitzgerald, Paul; Gallimberti, Luigi; Ghobadi-Azbari, Peyman; Ghodratitoostani, Iman; Grabner, Roland H; Hartwigsen, Gesa; Hirata, Akimasa; Kirton, Adam; Knotkova, Helena; Krupitsky, Evgeny; Marangolo, Paola; Nakamura-Palacios, Ester M; Ruff, Christian C (2020). Guidelines for TMS/tES clinical services and research through the COVID-19 pandemic. Brain Stimulation, 13(4):1124-1149. ZORA
  • Matysková, Ludmila; Rogers, Brian; Steiner, Jakub; Sun, Keh-Kuan (2020). Habits as adaptations: an experimental study. Games and Economic Behavior, 122:391-406. ZORA
  • Alos-Ferrer, Carlos; Garagnani, Michele (2020). The cognitive foundations of cooperation. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 175:71-85. ZORA
  • Achtziger, Anja; Alós-Ferrer, Carlos; Ritschel, Alexander (2020). Cognitive load in economic decisions. Working paper series / Department of Economics 354, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Ewerhart, Christian; Li, Sheng (2020). Imposing choice under ambiguity: the case of dynamic currency conversion. Working paper series / Department of Economics 345, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Ruff, Christian C; Bukowski, Henryk; Tik, Martin; Silani, Giorgia; Windischberger, Christian; Lamm, Claus (2020). When differences matter: rTMS/fMRI reveals how differences in dispositional empathy translate to distinct neural underpinnings of self-other distinction in empathy. Cortex, 128:143-161. ZORA
  • Alós-Ferrer, Carlos; Ritschel, Alexander (2020). Multiple behavioral rules in Cournot oligopolies. Working paper series / Department of Economics 331, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Alós-Ferrer, Carlos; Garagnani, Michele (2020). Strength of preference and decision making under risk. Working paper series / Department of Economics 330, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Ledoit, Olivier; Wolf, Michael (2020). The power of (non-)linear shrinking: a review and guide to covariance matrix estimation. Journal of Financial Econometrics:Epub ahead of print. ZORA
  • Ely, Jeffrey; Galeotti, Andrea; Steiner, Jakub (2020). Rotation as contagion mitigation. Discussion Paper Series DP14953, CEPR. ZORA
  • Adda, Jérôme; Decker, Christian; Ottaviani, Marco (2020). P-hacking in clinical trials and how incentives shape the distribution of results across phases. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(24):13386-13392. ZORA
  • Azza, Yasmine; Grueschow, Marcus; Karlen, Walter; Seifritz, Erich; Kleim, Birgit (2020). How stress affects sleep and mental health: Nocturnal heartrate increases during prolonged stress and interacts with childhood trauma exposure to predict anxiety. Sleep, 43(6):zsz310. ZORA
  • Voth, Hans-Joachim; Doerr, Sebastian; Gissler, Stefan; Peydró, José Luis (2020). From finance to fascism: the real effect of Germany's 1931 banking crisis. CEPR Discussion Papers 12806, Centre for Economic Policy Research. ZORA
  • Baetschmann, Gregori; Ballantyne, Alexander; Staub, Kevin E; Winkelmann, Rainer (2020). feologit: a new command for fitting fixed-effects ordered logit models. The Stata Journal, 20(2):253-275. ZORA
  • Fehr, Ernst; Declerck, Carolyn H; Boone, Christophe; Pauwels, Loren; Vogt, Bodo (2020). A registered replication study on oxytocin and trust. Nature Human Behaviour, 4(6):646-655. ZORA
  • Garretsen, Harry; Stoker, Janka I; Weber, Roberto A (2020). Economic perspectives on leadership: concepts, causality, and context in leadership research. Leadership Quarterly, 31(3):101410. ZORA
  • Kaliuzhna, Mariia; Kirschner, Matthias; Carruzzo, Fabien; Hartmann-Riemer, Matthias N; Bischof, Martin; Seifritz, Erich; Tobler, Philippe N; Kaiser, Stefan (2020). Clinical, behavioural and neural validation of the PANSS amotivation factor. Schizophrenia Research, 220:38-45. ZORA
  • Adams-Prassl, Abi; Boneva, Teodora; Golin, Marta; Rauh, Christopher (2020). Work that can be done from home: evidence on variation within and across occupations and industries. IZA Discussion Papers 13374, Institute of Labor Economics. ZORA
  • Biroli, Pietro; Bosworth, Steven; Della Giusta, Marinella; Di Girolamo, Amalia; Jaworska, Sylvia; Vollen, Jeremy (2020). Family life in lockdown. HCEO Working Paper 2020-51, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group. ZORA