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.