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Bianca Vermeer

  • Phone+31 (0)20 59 85011
  • Room 8A-40, NU-building

  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1111

    1081 HV Amsterdam

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Bianca Vermeer is a PhD student in the department of Environmental Economics of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Prior to starting this PhD research, she completed a Master’s degree in Economics (Behavioural Economics & Game Theory) at the University of Amsterdam. Her Master thesis investigated to what extent someone’s mood can influence their susceptibility to a default bias.

In her current research, she aims to assess how energy communities as well as behavioural interventions can stimulate energy conservation behaviour of households across Europe. Bianca will carry out a quantitative analysis of household energy consumption data and conduct a European citizen survey on attitudes, preferences and perceptions regarding new community energy business models. In addition, she will implement a field experiment (RCT) to test the causal effect of behavioural interventions on electricity production and consumption. This research is part of the NEWCOMERS project, funded by the European Commission, investigating the potential of community energy business models to support the energy transition across Europe.


Behavioural economics, experimental economics, applied microeconometrics.


2019: MSc Economics, specialization Behavioural Economics & Game Theory (cum laude), University of Amsterdam.

2016: BSc Economics & Business Economics, specialization Economics (cum laude), Maastricht University.

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