Biography

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 expect to defend my dissertation in Spring 2021.

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

Interests

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

Education

  • 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

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

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(2020). Adequately reflecting the severity of tropical cyclones using the new Tropical Cyclone Severity Scale. Environmental Research Letters.

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

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(2020). Risk reduction in compulsory disaster insurance: Experimental evidence on moral hazard and financial incentives. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.

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(2020). (Not) alone in the world: Cheating in the presence of a virtual observer. Experimental Economics.

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Work in progress

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.

Changing diets

Changing diets - Testing the impact of knowledge and information nudges on sustainable dietary choices. With Meike Morren, Julia Blasch and Žiga Malek.

Social norms for flood preparedness

All by myself? Testing descriptive social norm-nudges to increase flood preparedness among homeowners. With Wouter Botzen, Julia Blasch, Elissa Kranzler and Howard Kunreuther.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

ASI Seed Money Showcases

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

Dag van het Gedrag (Dutch)

Dag van het Gedrag De Dag van het gedrag wordt jaarlijks georganiseerd door het Behavioural Insights Netwerk Nederland (BIN NL). Dit is een samenwerkingsverband van alle ministeries op het gebied van gedragswetenschappen en is bedoeld voor het uitwisselen van kennis en ervaring.

ESA 2020 (online)

Presentation at the 2020 ESA Online Global Around-The-Clock-Meetings.

SABE 2020 (online)

Presentation at the Annual Conference SABE (Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economisc) 2020 on Behavioural Economics (online due to COVID-19).

BIT Bühne gedrag en klimaat (Dutch)

Hoe stimuleer je klimaatbewust gedrag? Het Behavioral Insights Team (BIT) van IenW bestaat uit teamleden met een achtergrond in de gedragssociologie, -psychologie en – economie. Het team werkt vanuit een aantal prioritaire werkpakketten, zoals groene mobiliteit en klimaatadaptatie.

Teaching

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.

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.

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