Florian Ederer
Florian Ederer

Associate Professor of Economics

Yale University

Florian Ederer is an associate professor of economics at the Yale University School of Management and a research staff member at the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics. Ederer’s research, which has been widely published in leading journals, is in the areas of organizational economics, innovation, and industrial organization. It focuses on the incentive design in organizations, how it shapes innovation, and how it is, in turn, affected by social interactions and more realistic assumptions about the motives of principals and agents. Some of his recent work explores the impact of common ownership on managerial compensation and the existence and pervasiveness of “killer acquisitions” that prevent startups from challenging dominant market incumbents. In his academic work, he draws on a broad set of tools often combining theoretical models, experimental methods, and empirical analysis. Prior to joining the Yale School of Management, Ederer was a faculty member of the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management. He earned his doctorate in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his master’s and undergraduate degrees from the University of Oxford.

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