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Laura Zimmermann

WHO

Laura Zimmermann

POSITION

Assistant Professor, Bachelor in Communication and Digital Media, Master in Corporate & Marketing Communication FT, Master in Visual and Digital Media, Master in Market Research & Consumer Behavior, Master in Customer Experience & Innovation, Master in Cybersecurity, Master in Business Analytics and Big Data and Master in Talent Development & Human Resources

AREA

Bachelor in Communication and Digital Media

Master in Business Analytics & Big Data

Master in Corporate & Marketing Communication FT

Master in Customer Experience & Innovation

Master in Cybersecurity

Master in Market Research & Consumer Behavior

Master in Talent Development & Human Resources

Master in Visual and Digital Media

Subjects
Attention for High Performance

Experience
Dr. Laura Zimmermann is an Assistant Professor at IE University. Before earning a PhD in Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Laura received an MSc and BSc in Psychology from the University of Regensburg in Germany.

Dr. Zimmermann’s research investigates consumer behavior. She is interested in understanding what factors influence consumers’ decision-making processes and how to improve decisions with a specific focus on health and the role of technology. For her research, she is using lab and field experiments as well as large-scale, cross-sectional surveys and RCTs. One of her research streams focuses on exploring the effects of physical activity on information processing and attribute weighting in unrelated consumer decision making. She is also investigating how digital technology can be optimized, based on behavioral science, to improve health-related decisions.

At IE, Dr. Zimmermann teaches courses on research methods and consumer behavior as well as a workshop on Attention for High Performance. Previously, Dr. Zimmermann has taught seminars at LSE and Peking University for Undergraduate, Masters and Executive students as well as summer school students. Her teaching covers several business and behavioral science courses in Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Judgment and Decision Making for Management, Decision Analysis and Entrepreneurship.