Christian Decker

Christian Decker

PhD Candidate in Economics

University of Zurich

Hey there!

I’m a 6th-year PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Zurich.

My main field of interest is Empirical Industrial Organization; in particular, I’m working on the economics of strategic information disclosure. In my job market paper, I estimate a structural model of Bayesian Persuasion seeking to understand the design of the Airbnb customer rating system. My results reveal how the platform benefits from almost every apartment having a 5-star rating and its welfare consequences relative to a full-information alternative.

I am on the academic job market 2022/2023 and available for interviews!

My references are Greg Crawford (Zurich, Main Advisor), Marco Ottaviani (Bocconi), and Holger Sieg (UPenn).

You can download my CV here.

  • Empirical Industrial Organization
  • Information Economics
  • Structural Econometrics
  • Machine Learning and Causal Inference
  • PhD Economics, 2023*

    University of Zurich

  • M.Sc. Economic and Social Sciences, 2017

    Bocconi University

  • B.Sc. Economics, 2014

    University of Mannheim


Working Paper

Work in Progress

(2022). Pre-Registration and Credibility of Clinical Trials.