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 and a PhD in behavioral economics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. My PhD thesis entitled Improving flood preparedness using insights from economic experiments can be found here.

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

    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). Improving flood preparedness using insights from economic experiments. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - PhD thesis.

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(2021). Psychological Science for a Responsible Sharing Economy. Current Opinion in Psychology.

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(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.

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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.

Teaching

Climate Change Economics

By the end of this course the students must be able to use economic tools to measure the impact of climate change and to determine the best policies to combat it. Lectures will cover a wide range of topics, including the link between the economic and climate systems, methods used to discount the future, the risk of disasters and irreversibilities, and many more.

Theses supervision

2021 - present      University of Amsterdam: MSc. Economics & Business (7 students)
2018- 2020           VU Amsterdam: MSc. Environmental Resource Management (2 students) and BSc. Earth & Economics (1 student)

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.

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.

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