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, June 2021

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

  • Bettinger, Eric; Cunha, Nina; Lichand, Guilherme; Madeira, Ricardo (2021). Are the effects of informational interventions driven by salience?. Working paper series / Department of Economics 350, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Hoffmann, Mathias; Okubo, Toshihiro (2021). 'By a Silken Thread': regional banking integration and credit reallocation during Japan’s Lost Decade. Working paper series / Department of Economics 102, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Ruff, Christian C (2021). Unlocking the secrets of self-awareness. Science, 372(6541):470. ZORA
  • Konovalov, Arkady; Ruff, Christian C (2021). Enhancing models of social and strategic decision making with process tracing and neural data. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science:Epub ahead of print. ZORA
  • Alós-Ferrer, Carlos; Buckenmaier, Johannes; Kirchsteiger, Georg (2021). Do traders learn to select efficient market institutions?. Experimental Economics:Epub ahead of print. ZORA
  • Grueschow, Marcus; Stenz, Nico; Thörn, Hanna; Ehlert, Ulrike; Breckwoldt, Jan; Brodmann Maeder, Monika; Exadaktylos, Aristomenis K; Bingisser, Roland; Ruff, Christian C; Kleim, Birgit (2021). Real-world stress resilience is associated with the responsivity of the locus coeruleus. Nature Communications, 12(1):2275. ZORA
  • Kapetaniou, Georgia Eleni; Reinhard, Matthias A; Christian, Patricia; Jobst, Andrea; Tobler, Philippe N; Padberg, Frank; Soutschek, Alexander (2021). The role of oxytocin in delay of gratification and flexibility in non-social decision making. eLife, 10(e61844):online. ZORA
  • Drelichman, Mauricio; Vidal-Robert, Jordi; Voth, Hans-Joachim (2021). The long run effects of religious persecution: evidence from the Spanish inquisition. CEPR Discussion Papers 16030, Centre for Economic Policy Research. ZORA
  • Fehr, Ernst; Powell, Michael; Wilkening, Tom (2021). Behavioral constraints on the design of subgame-perfect implementation mechanisms. American Economic Review, 111(4):1055-1091. ZORA
  • Dechezleprêtre, Antoine; Hémous, David; Olsen, Morten; Zanella, Carlo (2021). Induced automation: evidence from firm-level patent data. Working paper series / Department of Economics 384, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Hefti, Andreas; Lareida, Julia (2021). Competitive attention, Superstars and the Long Tail. Working paper series / Department of Economics 383, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Ehret, Sönke; Vogt, Sonja; Hefti, Andreas; Efferson, Charles (2021). Leading with the (recently) successful? Performance visibility and the evolution of risk taking. Working paper series / Department of Economics 382, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Bartling, Björn; Fehr, Ernst; Huffman, David; Netzer, Nick (2021). The complementarity between trust and contract enforcement. Working paper series / Department of Economics 377, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Lichand, Guilherme; Christen, Julien (2021). Behavioral nudges prevent student dropouts in the pandemic. Working paper series / Department of Economics 363, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Hoffmann, Mathias; Ruslanova, Lilia (2021). Softening the blow: U.S. state-level banking deregulation and sectoral reallocation after the China trade shock. Working paper series / Department of Economics 365, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Lichand, Guilherme; Bettinger, Eric; Cunha, Nina; Madeira, Ricardo (2021). The psychological effects of poverty on investments in children’s human capital. Working paper series / Department of Economics 349, University of Zurich. ZORA
  • Ou, Jianxin; Wu, Yin; Hu, Yang; Gao, Xiaoxue; Li, Hong; Tobler, Philippe N (2021). Testosterone reduces generosity through cortical and subcortical mechanisms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118(12):e2021745118. ZORA
  • Kurlat, Pablo; Scheuer, Florian (2021). Signalling to experts. Review of Economic Studies, 88(2):800-850. ZORA
  • Winkelmann, Rainer; Xu, Lin (2021). Testing the binomial fixed effects logit model, with an application to female labour supply. Empirical Economics:online. ZORA
  • Leal Neto, Onicio; Haenni, Simon; Phuka, John; Ozella, Laura; Paolotti, Daniela; Cattuto, Ciro; Robles, Daniel; Lichand, Guilherme (2021). Combining wearable devices and mobile surveys to study child and youth development in Malawi: implementation study of a multimodal approach. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 7(3):online. ZORA