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





See all publications in ZORA

  • Voth, Hans-Joachim. Reisen und Handeln in Zeiten der Epidemie. In: Finanz und Wirtschaft, 2 March 2020, ZORA
  • Jaimovich, Nir; Siu, Henry E (2020). Job polarization and jobless recoveries. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 102(1):129-147. ZORA
  • Biroli, Pietro; Baranov, Victoria; Bhalotra, Sonia; Maselko, Joanna (2020). Maternal depression, women’s empowerment, and parental investment: evidence from a randomized controlled trial. American Economic Review, 110(3):824-859. ZORA
  • Jaimovich, Nir; Rebelo, Sergio; Wong, Arlene; Zhang, Miao Ben (2020). Trading up and the skill premium. NBER Macroeconomics Annual, 34:285-316. ZORA
  • Jaimovich, Nir (2020). Disappearing middle class: job polarization and policy approaches. UBS Center Public Paper Series 8, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Sorrenti, Giuseppe; Zölitz, Ulf; Ribeaud, Denis; Eisner, Manuel (2020). The causal impact of socio-emotional skills training on educational success. Working paper series / Department of Economics 343, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Isphording, Ingo E; Zölitz, Ulf (2020). The value of a peer. Working paper series / Department of Economics 342, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Ponticelli, Jacopo; Voth, Hans-Joachim (2020). Austerity and anarchy: budget cuts and social unrest in Europe, 1919-2008. Journal of Comparative Economics, 48(1):1-19. ZORA
  • Bruhin, Adrian; Goette, Lorenz; Haenni, Simon; Jiang, Lingqing (2020). Spillovers of prosocial motivation: evidence from an intervention study on blood donors. Journal of Health Economics, 70:102244. ZORA
  • Netzer, Nick; Fuster, Thomas; Aiolfi, Sergio. «Man schubst immer in eine Richtung», sagt der Verhaltensökonom Nick Netzer. «Es gibt kein Nicht-Nudging.». In: NZZ, 40, 18 Februar 2020, p.23. ZORA
  • Kluwe-Schiavon, B; Kexel, A; Manenti, G; Cole, D M; Baumgartner, M R; Grassi-Oliveira, R; Tobler, Philippe N; Quednow, Boris B (2020). Sensitivity to gains during risky decision-making differentiates chronic cocaine users from stimulant-naïve controls. Behavioural Brain Research, 379:112386. ZORA
  • Schad, Daniel J; Rapp, Michael A; Garbusow, Maria; Nebe, Stephan; Sebold, Miriam; Obst, Elisabeth; Sommer, Christian; Deserno, Lorenz; Rabovsky, Milena; Friedel, Eva; Romanczuk-Seiferth, Nina; Wittchen, Hans-Ulrich; Zimmermann, Ulrich S; Walter, Henrik; Sterzer, Philipp; Smolka, Michael N; Schlagenhauf, Florian; Heinz, Andreas; Dayan, Peter; Huys, Quentin J M (2020). Dissociating neural learning signals in human sign- and goal-trackers. Nature Human Behaviour, 4(2):201-214. ZORA
  • Dechezleprêtre, Antoine; Hémous, David; Olsen, Morten; Zanella, Carlo (2020). Automating labor: evidence from firm-level patent data. CEP Discussion Papers CEPDP1725, Centre for Economic Performance. ZORA
  • Lichand, Guilherme; Mani, Anandi (2020). Cognitive droughts. Working paper series / Department of Economics 341, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Ledoit, Olivier; Wolf, Michael (2020). The power of (non-)linear shrinking: a review and guide to covariance matrix estimation. Working paper series / Department of Economics 323, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Fehr, Ernst; Strassheim, Isabel. «Eine Klimasteuer muss auch das Fleisch verteuern». In: Der Bund, 14 Januar 2020, p.11. ZORA
  • Feld, Jan; Salamanca, Nicolás; Zölitz, Ulf (2020). Are professors worth It? The value-added and costs of tutorial instructors. Journal of Human Resources, 55(3):836-863. ZORA
  • Efferson, Charles; Vogt, Sonja; Fehr, Ernst (2020). The promise and the peril of using social influence to reverse harmful traditions. Nature Human Behaviour, 4(1):55-68. ZORA
  • Bruhin, Adrian; Goette, Lorenz; Haenni, Simon; Jiang, Lingqing; Markovic, Alexander; Roethlisberger, Adrian; Buchli, Regula; Frey, Beat M (2020). The Sting of Rejection: Deferring Blood Donors due to Low Hemoglobin Values Reduces Future Returns. Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy, 47(2):119-128. ZORA
  • Jäger, Simon; Schoefer, Benjamin; Zweimüller, Josef (2020). The equilibrium and spillover effects of early retirement. CRR Working Papers 2020-3, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. ZORA