Biography

I am a PhD researcher in the department of Environmental Economics of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. My main interests are experimental economics and behavioral economics. My PhD project aims at improving individual flood-preparedness by finding the determinants of individual decisions to invest in flood damage mitigation measures.

I have a research master in Neuroeconomics from Maastricht University, with a particular focus on experimental economics and behavioural economics. My MSc thesis examined the possibilities of virtual reality (VR) as a new tool in experimental economics.

My supervisors are Wouter Botzen and Julia Blasch. I expect to complete my PhD at the end of 2020.

Interests

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

Education

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

    Maastricht University

  • BSc in Liberal Arts & Sciences (Social Sciences), 2014

    Tilburg University

Recent Publications

(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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(2019). Goggles in the lab: Economic experiments in immersive virtual environments. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics.

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(2018). Behavioral motivations for self-insurance under different disaster risk insurance schemes. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

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Work in progress

Tropical Cyclone Hazard Scale

Adequately reflecting the potential impact of tropical cyclones using the new Tropical Cyclone Hazard Scale. With Nadia Bloemendaal, Hans de Moel, Priscilla Bosma, Amy Polen and Jennifer Collins.

After the virtual flood

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

Changing diets

Changing diets - The role of motivations, knowledge and foodprint information for 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

Experimental Economics for the Environment (poster)

Presentation at the EEE workshop in Heidelberg

NoBeC 2019 (poster)

Norms and Behavioral Change Workshop 2019

BEEMA5

Presentation at the Villanova Meeting on Behavioral and Experimental Economics.

SPUDM 2019 (poster)

Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making Conference 2019.

WINK

Presentation at the WINK Nudging and Beyond Conference

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 taught tutorials and interactive events, such as classroom games. I gave a lecture about experimental economics. I created assignments and assisted in grading.

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), A. Carvallo, 2019.
BSc. Earth & Economics, A. Molenaar, 2018.

Environmental Economics for ERM (AM_468060)

Environmental Economics for ERM (AM_468060)

Environmental Economics for ERM (AM_468060)

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