Ulf Zölitz is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Zurich and the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development. He has studied Economics at the University of Bonn and received his PhD in economics from Maastricht University in 2014. From 2014 to 2017 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at IZA and briq in Bonn.
Ulf Zölitz primary research interests are in the field of applied microeconomics. He is interested in labor economics, economics of education and behavioral economics. His current research focuses on peer effects, the role of personality in education and interventions aiming to enhance the development of cognitive skills in children.
The Impact of Peer Personality on Academic Achievement, Journal of Political Economy (forthcoming), with Bart Golsteyn and Arjan Non
The Effect of Peer Gender on Major Choice in Business School, Management Science (forthcoming), with Jan Feld
Exposure to More Female Peers Widens the Gender Gap in STEM Participation, Journal of Labor Economics (38) 4, 2020, with Anne Ardila Brenøe
Are Professors Worth It? The Value-added and Costs of Tutorial Instructors, Journal of Human Resources 55 (3), 2020, with Jan Feld and Nicolás Salamanca
Gender Bias in Teaching Evaluations, Journal of the European Economic Association (17)2 , 2019, with Friederike Mengel and Jan Sauermann
Students are Almost as Effective as Professors in University Teaching, Economics of Education Review (73), 2019, with Jan Feld and Nicolás Salamanca
‘High’ Achievers? – Cannabis Access and Academic Performance, Review of Economic Studies 84(3), 2017, with Olivier Marie
Understanding Peer Effects – On the Nature, Estimation and Channels of Peer Effects, Journal of Labor Economics 35(2), 2017, with Jan Feld
Parental Preferences for Primary School Characteristics, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Contributions) 15(1), 2015, with Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn
School Quality and the Development of Cognitive Skills between Age Four and Six, PLoS One 10(7), 2015, with Lex Borghans and Bart Golsteyn