Joël van der Weele

Joël is associate professor at the Center for Research in Experimental Economics and political Decision making (CREED) at the University of Amsterdam, and a fellow at the Tinbergen Institute. His research is on diverse issues on the intersection between economics and psychology, using the tools of experimental economics and game theory. He is the PI on the research project on “Selective Attention and Economic Decisions” financed by a VIDI grant by the Dutch science foundation. 

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Dianna Amasino

Dianna is a postdoc at CREED at the University of Amsterdam. Her research has two main areas of focus. 1) She uses eye tracking and computational modeling to understand how attention plays a role in choice processes. 2) She explores the neural and behavioral mechanisms of social influences such as conformity and reputation on choice. She completed her Ph.D. in neurobiology at Duke University working in the lab of Dr. Scott Huettel and collaborating with Dr. Rachel Kranton.  

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Davide Pace

Davide is a PhD student at CREED at the University of Amsterdam. He works under the supervision of Joël van der Weele and Joep Sonnemans. His research focuses on Memory, Attention, and the Experimental Economics of Climate Change. Before joining CREED, Davide received an MPhil in economics from the Tinbergen Institute.

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Cristina Figueroa

Cristina is an MPhil student at  Tinbergen Institute. In general, she is interested in mathematical psychology and modelling individual decision making for the homo sapiens. Currently she is research assistant of Joël van der Weele.



Thomas Buser

I am an associate professor of economics at the University of Amsterdam and a research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute. I am interested in empirical behavioural economics. In my work I use lab and field experiments as well as registry and survey data.

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Jan Engelmann

Jan B. Engelmann is Associate Professor of NeuroEconomics at the Amsterdam School of Economics. His research focuses on the neurobiology of social and economic decision-making, with a focus on how emotions influence our decisions. Jan studied Experimental Psychology at the University of St. Andrews (MA) and at Brown University (MSc, PhD). Prior to joining CREED, Jan worked with Economists and Neuroscientists at Emory University, and at the Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research at the University of Zurich.

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Manuel Foerster

I am a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Economics at the University of Hamburg. My research interests are Information Economics, Social and Economic Networks, Game Theory, and Microeconomic Theory.

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Leonie Gerhards

My research centers around the question of how the social environment shapes individual behavior. Mainly using controlled experiments, I study how social norms and peers affect decision making and work performance. In a second strand of research, I focus on the effects of non-monetary incentives such as mission motivation, rewards and performance feedback. 

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Zachary Grossman

I am an assistant professor of economics at Florida State University. I am a microeconomist who mainly studies the impact of social and psychological motivations, as well as cognitive phenomena, on economic decisions. My approach is behavioral, reflecting an openness to how insights from psychology can help us understand economic behavior and I use both experimental and theoretical methods, often complementarily. I received my PhD in Economics in 2008 from UC Berkeley.

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Maël Lebreton

I am currently a Senior Research Associate, based at the Swiss Center for Affective Science (CISA), at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in Switzerland. My main focus has been the investigation of the computational and biological (neural, genetic) basis of economic phenotypes and behavior (choices, preferences, socio-economic status) – a recent disciplinary field called Neuroeconomics.

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Peter Schwardmann

Scholar, innovator, ideas man. Likes dogs and punk from the early nineties. Does not play by your rules. 

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