Dennie van Dolder


  • Gustav Mahlerplein 117

    1082 MS Amsterdam


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I am an assistant professor of finance at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In my research I combine laboratory experiments, field experiments, and naturally occurring data to better understand human decision making, primarily in the areas of risk and uncertainty and strategic interaction.

My work has appeared in leading economic and interdisciplinary journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Management Science, Nature Human Behaviour, and the American Economic Review. It has, amongst others, been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, the Financial Times, the Independent, the Times, and the Daily Mail.

I am a research fellow at Tinbergen Institute and an external fellow at the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx) at the University of Nottingham.

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At the VU Amsterdam I teach Behavioral Finance and Real Estate (3rd year undergraduate). This course provides a behavioral perspective on real estate decision making and markets. Students learn how behavioral biases affect the decisions of participants in real estate markets, and how the bounded rationality of market participants can explain real estate market dynamics. In my part of the course, I provide students with a psychological perspective on negotiations, property valuations, and mortgage choices.

In addition, I provide tutorials in Finance (2nd year undergraduate). In this course we build the foundation for the study of corporate finance and investments. The focus is on financial decision-making in theory and practice. Our coverage of core finance topics includes: i) capital budgeting, ii) asset pricing, and iii) financial investment.

Finally, I supervise MSc theses on topics related to behavioral finance. Interested students can contact me by email.

Previously, I taught tutorials in behavioural economics and supervised BSc and MSc theses on topics related to behavioral economics and behavioral finance at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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Research Output 2009 2019

Malleable Lies: Communication and Cooperation in a High Stakes TV Game Show

Turmunkh, U., van den Assem, M. J. & van Dolder, D., 2019, In : Management Science. 65, 10, p. 4795-4812

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Open Access
Prisoners' dilemma
Cooperative behavior

The Wisdom of the Inner Crowd in Three Large Natural Experiments

van Dolder, D. & van den Assem, M. J., Jan 2018, In : Nature Human Behaviour. 2, 1, p. 21-26

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Open Access

The Evil Eye: Eye Gaze and Competitiveness in Social Decision Making

Giacomantonio, M., Jordan, J., Federico, F., van den Assem, M. J. & van Dolder, D., 2018, In : European Journal of Social Psychology. 48, 3, p. 388-396

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Comparing uncertainty aversion towards different sources

Baillon, A., Liu, N. & van Dolder, D., 2017, In : Theory and Decision. 83, 1

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Open Access
Uncertainty aversion

Risky Choice in the Limelight

Baltussen, G., van den Assem, M. J. & van Dolder, D., 2016, In : Review of Economics and Statistics. 98, 2, p. 318-332

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utility theory
model theory
risk behavior

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