Publications

All by myself? Testing descriptive social norm-nudges to increase flood preparedness among homeowners

Nudges based on social norms (norm-nudges) can be compelling behavioral interventions compared to traditional interventions such as …

Changing diets - Testing the impact of knowledge and information nudges on sustainable dietary choices

A shift to more sustainable diets is needed to ensure food security and to reduce the pressure on the environment. Yet, many consumers …

Adequately reflecting the severity of tropical cyclones using the new Tropical Cyclone Severity Scale

For decades, meteorologists and governments have been warning communities in coastal areas for an imminent tropical cyclone (TC) using …

Behavioral motivations for self-insurance under different disaster risk insurance schemes

This paper presents a lab-in-the-field experiment with 2111 Dutch homeowners in floodplain areas to examine the impacts of financial …

Insights into flood risk misperceptions of homeowners in the Dutch river delta

Flooding is one of the most significant natural disasters worldwide. Nevertheless, voluntary take-up of individual damage reduction …

Risk reduction in compulsory disaster insurance: Experimental evidence on moral hazard and financial incentives

In a world in which economic losses due to natural disasters are expected to increase, it is important to study risk reduction …

(Not) alone in the world: Cheating in the presence of a virtual observer

We conducted an experiment in a high-immersive virtual reality environment to study the effect of the presence of a virtual observer on …

Goggles in the lab: Economic experiments in immersive virtual environments

This review outlines the potential of virtual reality for creating naturalistic and interactive high-immersive environments in …