• De Boelelaan 1105, Main Building, Room 7A-58

    1081 HV Amsterdam

    Netherlands

19992018
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Personal profile

Personal information

I am a Professor of Finance at VU Amsterdam. The scope of my chair is Financial Judgment and Decision Making. I am affiliated with the Tinbergen Institute as a Research Fellow (TI), and serve as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (JEBO).

On September 21, 2017, I gave my inaugural lecture (in Dutch; video; text; photos).

Research

I work on themes in the fields of financial and behavioral economics, preferably where they intersect. My main research interests are related to financial judgment and decision making. Most of my projects are empirical, focused at individual choice, and based on non-standard data. In 2016 NWO awarded me a €800k Vidi research grant.

I am one of the initiators and organizers of the biennial Research in Behavioral Finance Conference (RBFC) series. The first three editions were held in Rotterdam (Sep 2014) and Amsterdam (Sep 2016 and Sep 2018). The next RBFC will be in September 2020. Photos, programs and other information can be found on the RBFC website.

Joint with Doron Kliger and Remco Zwinkels I have edited a special issue entitled Empirical Behavioral Finance for the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (Vol. 107, Part B, 2014; ScienceDirect; Editorial).

Teaching

• Behavioral Finance (field course Tinbergen Institute) 
• Behavioral Finance (elective MSc Finance and MSc BA - Financial Management)
• Behavioral Finance & Real Estate (course minor Real Estate Economics & Finance)
• Finance (course BSc International Business Administration)
• Finance 1 (course BSc Business Administration)
• Financial Judgment & Decision Making lectures in postgraduate programmes
• Theses

Prizes and Awards

In 2016 NWO awarded me a Vidi research grant worth €800,000 for my proposal "Game show economics: Decision making in high stakes natural experiments." The grant funds the projects on my research agenda that use TV game shows to analyze the economic behavior of people (Volkskrant).

In 2018 students gave me the MSc Finance Lecturer of the Year award. In 2011 I received a Top Lecturer Award from the Erasmus School of Economics.

Ancillary activities

  • ASRE | Amsterdam | Guest lecturer | 2016-09-01

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Selected Research Output 1999 2018

  • 33 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Inaugural speech
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review

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

Turmunkh, U., van den Assem, M. J. & van Dolder, D., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Management Science.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

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

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Economics
Research

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

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

utility theory
model theory
anonymity
risk behavior
experiment

Number Preferences in Lotteries

Wang, T. V., Potter van Loon, R. J. D., van den Assem, M. J. & van Dolder, D., 2016, In : Judgment and Decision Making. 11, 3, p. 243-259

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Standing United or Falling Divided? High Stakes Bargaining in a TV Game Show

van Dolder, D., van den Assem, M. J., Camerer, C. F. & Thaler, R. H., 2015, In : American Economic Review. 105, 5, p. 402-407

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Split or Steal? Cooperative Behavior When the Stakes Are Large

van den Assem, M. J., van Dolder, D. & Thaler, R. H., 2012, In : Management Science. 58, 1, p. 2-20

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Interaction
Cooperative behavior
Conditional cooperation
Gender effects
Prisoners' dilemma

Random Incentive Systems in a Dynamic Choice Experiment

Baltussen, G., Post, G. T., van den Assem, M. J. & Wakker, P. P., 2012, In : Experimental Economics. 15, 3, p. 418-443

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Randomization
Incentive systems
Dynamic choice
Choice experiment
Experiment

Deal or No Deal? Decision Making under Risk in a Large-Payoff Game Show

Post, G. T., van den Assem, M. J., Baltussen, G. & Thaler, R. H., 2008, In : American Economic Review. 98, 1, p. 38-71

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Editorial work

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (Journal)

van den Assem, M. J. (Member of editorial board)
20142018

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic