Biography

I am a postdoctoral researcher at CREED, the Center for Research in Experimental Economics and political Decision making of the University of Amsterdam and a Research Fellow at Tinbergen. My main interests are experimental economics, behavioral economics and environmental 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 on a project studying the importance of trust in the sharing economy. (photo: Ljilja Suvajdžić)

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). 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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Work in progress

Supply of willful ignorance

Supply of willful ignorance. With Ivan Soraperra and Joël van der Weele. [manuscript in preparation]

Meat opinions

Meat opinions - Exploring unconscious reasons for resistance towards a plant-based diet. With Meike Morren. [in data collection phase]

Information about changes in platform economy taxation

Information about changes in platform economy taxation. With Catherine Molho. [in review]

Natural disaster preparedness

Determinants of natural disaster preparedness actions in Florida. With Wouter Botzen, Peter Robinson and Jeff Czajkowski. [in review]

Information design in matching problems

Information design in matching problems. With Lenka Fiala and Sulagna Dasgupta. [manuscript in preparation]

Testing a new hurricane scale

Testing a new hurricane scale. With Nadia Bloemendaal, Jennifer Collins, Diana Amasino and Amy Polen. [in design phase]

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Research Seminar University of Cologne 2022

Presentation at Research Seminar in Cologne (online)

Nederlandse Economendag 2022

Presentation at the Nederlandse Economendag 2022 in The Hague.

International Conference on Social Dilemmas

Talk at ICSD in Copenhagen, Denmark

EGPROC 2022

Invited talk at European Group of Process Tracing workshop

Faculty lustrum (UvA)

Invited talk at faculty lustrum

Teaching

University Teaching Qualification (BKO)

Economics of Climate Change (BSc. 6414M0504Y)

This course will discuss the interconnections between human societies and the climate system: how do humans affect the climate, how does climate change affect humans, and what can society do to mitigate or adapt to climate change? The topics covered include dynamic cost-benefit analysis (i.e., the valuation of climate damages, discounting future mitigation benefits, mitigation costs as investment decisions), integrated assessment models used to determine optimal emission abatement and the social cost of carbon, the choice of policy instruments (e.g., carbon taxes, polluting permits, standards) considering their effectiveness, their distributive effects, and their public support, as well as other topics such as international climate agreements, the link between international trade and climate change, the risk of stranded assets, and the prospects of a green technological revolution.

Climate Change Economics (MSc. 6414M0504Y)

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

2022                      ASF thesis prize for supervision of MSc. student Jessica Loureiro Simões
2021 - present      University of Amsterdam: MSc. Economics & Business (7 students)
2018- 2020           VU Amsterdam: MSc. (2 students) and BSc. (1 student)

Water Economics (MSc. 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 (MSc. 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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