Florian Ederer

Assistant Professor

Phone: (310) 825-7348

Fax: (310) 825-1581



I have moved to the Yale School of Management: http://som.yale.edu/florian-ederer

For my published and current working papers, please see my personal website: http://faculty.som.yale.edu/florianederer

Florian Ederer is an assistant professor in the Economic Policy Group at UCLA Anderson School of Management. An economist by training, his research interests include organizational economics, contract theory, the economics of innovation and experimental economics. His current research focuses on how firms design compensation and performance evaluation schemes to motivate workers, in particular incentives for innovation in single- and multi-agent settings, the interplay of incentives and deception, the design of incentive systems that prevent gaming and 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 and experimental and empirical evidence.

Prior to joining UCLA Anderson School of Management, Professor Ederer received his Ph.D. in economics at MIT in 2009, his M.Phil. in economics at Oxford in 2004.

Professor Ederer teaches the core Business Strategy course at UCLA Anderson and the Organizational Economics course for Ph.D. students. In the past he has taught Ph.D. students and undergraduates. While at MIT he was nominated twice for the Best Graduate Student Instructor Award.

In his spare time Florian enjoys back-country skiing, mountaineering, mountain-biking, tennis, soccer and photography as well as listening to an eclectic range of music ranging from Bach suites to Justice remixes. He is an avid supporter of SK Sturm Graz and over the years has also morphed into a Boston Bruins and New England Patriots fan.


Ph.D. Economics, 2009, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.Phil. Economics, 2004, Oxford University
B.A. Economics, 2002, Oxford University


Organizational Economics, Contract Theory, Experimental Economics
  • Arthur Campbell, Florian Ederer and Johannes Spinnewijn. Delay and Deadlines: Freeriding and Information Revelation in Partnerships. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, forthcoming. [ Link ]
  • Florian Ederer and Gustavo Manso. Is Pay-for-Performance Detrimental to Innovation?. Management Science, Vol. 59, Issue 7, pp. 1496-1513, July 2013. [ Link ]
  • Florian Ederer. Feedback and Motivation in Dynamic Tournaments. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 733-769, Fall 2010. [ Link ]
  • Florian Ederer and Andrea Patacconi. Interpersonal Comparison, Status and Ambition in Organizations. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 75, Issue 2, pp. 348-363, August 2010. [ Link ]
  • Florian Ederer and Gustavo Manso. (March 2011). Incentives for Innovation: Bankruptcy, Corporate Governance, and Compensation Systems. Handbook of Law, Innovation, and Growth; Edward Elgar Publishing, [ Link ]
  • Arthur Campbell, Moshe Cohen, Florian Ederer and Johannes Spinnewijn. (September, 2007). Solutions Manual to Accompany Contract Theory. MIT Press, [ Link ]

Florian Ederer's Web Site
Florian Ederer's CV

Organizational Economics (PhD, UCLA Anderson School of Management and Department of Economics)
Business Strategy (MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management)