Selected recent publications

PNAS Cover

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

Review of Economic Studies Cover

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

  • Jaimovich, Nir; Saporta-Eksten, Itay; Siu, Henry; Yedid-Levi, Yaniv (2020). The macroeconomics of automation: data, theory, and policy analysis. Working paper series / Department of Economics 340, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • García-Suaza, Andrés; Otero, Jesús; Winkelmann, Rainer (2020). Predicting early career productivity of PhD economists: does advisor-match matter?. Scientometrics, 122(1):429-449. ZORA
  • Epper, Thomas; Fehr, Ernst; Senn, Julien (2020). Other-regarding preferences and redistributive politics. Working paper series / Department of Economics 339, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Brenøe, Anne Ardila; Canaan, Serena; Harmon, Nikolaj; Royer, Heather (2020). Is parental leave costly for firms and coworkers?. NBER Working Paper Series 26622, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). ZORA
  • Zhao, Zhao; Ledoit, Olivier; Jiang, Hui (2020). Risk reduction and efficiency increase in large portfolios: leverage and shrinkage. Working paper series / Department of Economics 328, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Kurlat, Pablo; Scheuer, Florian (2020). Signaling to experts. NBER Working Papers 23817, National Bureau of Economic Research. ZORA
  • Stiefel, Michael. Essays in empirical macroeconomics. 2020, University of Zurich, Faculty of Economics. ZORA
  • Thibaud, Juliette. Essays in empirical microeconomics. 2020, University of Zurich, Faculty of Economics. ZORA
  • Elbau, Immanuel G. Acute stress related changes of the brain's hemodynamic response function: stress biological and methodological implications. 2020, University of Zurich, Faculty of Economics. ZORA
  • Fazlija, Arber. Essays in macroeconomics. 2020, University of Zurich, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät. ZORA
  • Maier, Silvia U; Grueschow, Marcus (2020). Pupil dilation predicts individual success in emotion regulation and dietary self-control. bioRxiv 19.376202, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. ZORA
  • Haller, Andreas. Design of social insurance programs: theory and evidence. 2020, University of Zurich, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät. ZORA
  • Zanella, Carlo. Essays on automation, inequality, and intergenerational mobility. 2020, University of Zurich, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät. ZORA
  • Grueschow, Marcus; Jelezarova, Iva; Westphal, Maren; Ehlert, Ulrike; Kleim, Birgit (2020). Emotional conflict adaptation predicts intrusive memories. PLoS ONE, 15(2):e0225573. ZORA
  • Pomeranz, Dina; Kühnlenz, André. «Es stimmt nicht, dass Sozialhilfe faul macht». In: Finanz und Wirtschaft, 100, 21 Dezember 2019, p.25-26. ZORA
  • Weissengruber, Sebastian; Lee, Sang Wan; O’Doherty, John P; Ruff, Christian C (2019). Neurostimulation reveals context-dependent arbitration between model-based and model-free reinforcement learning. Cerebral Cortex, 29(11):4850-4862. ZORA
  • Hellrung, Lydia; Kirschner, Matthias; Sulzer, James; Sladky, Ronald; Scharnowski, Frank; Herdener, Marcus; Tobler, Philippe N (2019). Individual differences in the mechnistic control of the dopaminergic midbrain. bioRxiv 863639, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. ZORA
  • Aydogan, G; Daviet, R; Linnér, R Karlsson; Hare, Todd A; Kable, J W; Kranzler, H R; Wetherill, R R; Ruff, Christian C; Koellinger, P D; Nave, G (2019). Genetic underpinnings of risky behavior relate to altered neuroanatomy. bioRxiv 862417, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. ZORA
  • Veer, Ilya M; Jetzschmann, Paul; Garbusow, Maria; Nebe, Stephan; Frank, Robin; Kuitunen-Paul, Sören; Sebold, Miriam; Ripke, Stephan; Heinz, Andreas; Friedel, Eva; Smolka, Michael N; Walter, Henrik (2019). Nucleus accumbens connectivity at rest is associated with alcohol consumption in young male adults. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 29(12):1476-1485. ZORA
  • Alós-Ferrer, Carlos; Ritschel, Alexander; García-Segarra, Jaume; Achtziger, Anja (2019). Habituation does not rescue depletion: Two tests of the ego-depletion effect. Journal of Economic Psychology, 75:102122. ZORA