10 September 2021

I will defend my thesis in the Aula of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam at 1.45 pm.

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I am a postdoctoral researcher at CREED, the Center for Research in Experimental Economics and political Decision making of the University of Amsterdam. My main interests are experimental economics and behavioral economics.

I have a research master in Neuroeconomics from Maastricht University, with a particular focus on experimental economics, behavioral economics and virtual reality. My PhD supervisors are Wouter Botzen and Julia Blasch. My PhD project aimed to improve individual flood-preparedness by finding the determinants of individual decisions to invest in flood damage mitigation measures. I will defend my dissertation September 10, 2021.

Currently, I am working in the team of Shaul Shalvi on a project studying the importance of trust in the sharing economy.


  • Experimental Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Virtual Reality


  • PhD in Behavioral Economics, 2021 (expected)

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience (Research Master, Neuroeconomics), 2016

    Maastricht University

  • BSc in Liberal Arts & Sciences, 2014

    Tilburg University

Recent Publications

(2021). All by myself? Testing descriptive social norm-nudges to increase flood preparedness among homeowners. Behavioural Public Policy.

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(2021). Changing diets - Testing the impact of knowledge and information nudges on sustainable dietary choices. Journal of Environmental Psychology.

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(2021). Adequately reflecting the severity of tropical cyclones using the new Tropical Cyclone Severity Scale. Environmental Research Letters.


(2020). Behavioral motivations for self-insurance under different disaster risk insurance schemes. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

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(2020). Insights into flood risk misperceptions of homeowners in the Dutch river delta. Risk Analysis.


Work in progress

Meat opinions

Meat opinions - Exploring unconscious reasons for resistance towards a plant-based diet. With Meike Morren.

The importance of trust in the sharing economy

The importance of trust in the sharing economy. With Shaul Shalvi, Ivan Soraperra, Margarita Leib, Linh Vu and Catherine Molho.

After the virtual flood

After the virtual flood. Virtual reality experiment on flooding experiences with Wouter Botzen and Julia Blasch.

Hurricane preparedness during the Covid-19 pandemic

Individual Hurricane Preparedness During the COVID-19 Pandemic. With Wouter Botzen, Peter Robinson, Juan Zhang and Jeffrey Czajkowski.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

SPUDM 2021 (online)

Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making Conference 2021.

TIBER 2021 (poster)

TIBER symposium 2021

ESA 2021 (online)

Presentation at the 2021 ESA Online Global Around-The-Clock-Meetings.

Veganism Paradigm Shift

Presentation at a multidisciplinary conference about the relationship between humans and animals.

ASI Seed Money Showcases

Sippora Zoutewelle interviews Dr Julia Blasch, Dr Harry Aiking and Dr Meike Morren on the project.


Water Economics (AM_1167)

This graduate course familiarizes MSc Hydrology students with the economic analysis of water-related problems and solutions. I helped with the computer lab sessions in which students get familiar with statistical analysis using R.

Theses supervision

MSc. Environmental and Resource Management (ERM), L. Braconi, 2020.
MSc. Environmental and Resource Management (ERM), A. Carvallo, 2019.
BSc. Earth & Economics, A. Molenaar, 2018.

Environmental Economics for ERM (AM_468060)

This graduate course gives an introduction to the economic analysis of environmental problems for students in the MSc programme Environmental and Resource Management (ERM). I teach tutorials and interactive events, such as classroom games. I give an (online) lecture about experimental economics. I created assignments and assist in grading. I programmed several online classroom public goods games and an online classroom all-in-water-auction.