Team

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. 

Read more about Joel’s work here.

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.  

Read more about Dianna’s work here.

Davide Pace

Davide is a PhD student at CREED, the Center for Research in Experimental Economics and Political Decision Making of the University of Amsterdam. He works under the supervision of Joël van der Weele. His research focuses on the way individuals select and interpret evidence to support the beliefs that they are good, smart and healthy, and that the future will be bright.  Before joining CREED, Davide received an MPhil in economics from the Tinbergen Institute.











Vinska Talita Johan

Vinska is a research master student from the Cognitive Neuropsychology program in Vrije Universiteit. She’s doing an internship as a research assistant in this project to complete her master’s thesis. Her research interests are decision-making, cognitive biases, and the cognitive and behavioral mechanisms underlying them.

Sára Khayouti

Sára is a master student in Economics at the University of Amsterdam, specialized in Behavioral Economics and Game Theory. She is a research assistant of Joël van der Weele. Her main research interests are economic preferences (patience, trust, reciprocity etc.) and the factors influencing them.