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I am professor in genoeconomics at the department of Economics of the School of Business and Economics of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


My research investigates how genes influence economic behavior, and how insights into the genetic architecture of behavioral outcomes can inform social and medical research. I am one of the principal investigators and co-founders of the Gentrepreneur Consortium and the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC).

Research Interest:

  • Social science genetics
  • Behavioral economics
  • Entrepreneurship

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Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany

May 2002Feb 2006

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Research Output 2010 2018

  • 20 Article
  • 1 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Comment / Letter to the editor
  • 1 Review article

Gene discovery and polygenic prediction from a genome-wide association study of educational attainment in 1.1 million individuals

23Andme Research Team, Abdellaoui, A., Peyrot, W. J., Hottenga, J. J., Vinkhuyzen, A. A. E., Willemsen, G., Boomsma, D. I., van Duijn, C. M., Penninx, B., Posthuma, D. & Uitterlinden, A. G., Aug 2018, In : Nature Genetics. 50, 8, p. 1112-1121 10 p.

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Genetic instrumental variable regression: Explaining socioeconomic and health outcomes in nonexperimental data

DiPrete, T. A., Burik, C. A. P. & Koellinger, P. D., 29 May 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 22, p. E4970-E4979 10 p.

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Genome-wide association study results for educational attainment aid in identifying genetic heterogeneity of schizophrenia

Bansal, V., Mitjans, M., Burik, C. A. P., Linnér, R. K., Okbay, A., Rietveld, C. A., Begemann, M., Bonn, S., Ripke, S., de Vlaming, R., Nivard, M. G., Ehrenreich, H. & Koellinger, P. D., 6 Aug 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 3078

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Using nature to understand nurture: Genetic associations show how parenting matters for children's education

Koellinger, P. D. & Harden, K. P., 26 Jan 2018, In : Science. 359, 6374, p. 386-387 2 p.

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An epigenome-wide association study meta-analysis of educational attainment

Karlsson Linnér, R. , Marioni, R. E. , Rietveld, C. A. , Simpkin, A. J. , Davies, N. M. , Watanabe, K. , Armstrong, N. J. , Auro, K. , Baumbach, C. , Bonder, M. J. , Buchwald, J. , Fiorito, G. , Ismail, K. , Iurato, S. , Joensuu, A. , Karell, P. , Kasela, S. , Lahti, J. , McRae, A. F. , Mandaviya, P. R. & 51 others Seppälä, I., Wang, Y., Baglietto, L., Binder, E. B., Harris, S. E., Hodge, A. M., Horvath, S., Hurme, M., Johannesson, M., Latvala, A., Mather, K. A., Medland, S. E., Metspalu, A., Milani, L., Milne, R. L., Pattie, A., Pedersen, N. L., Peters, A., Polidoro, S., Räikkönen, K., Severi, G., Starr, J. M., Stolk, L., Waldenberger, M., Eriksson, J. G., Esko, T., Franke, L., Gieger, C., Giles, G. G., Hägg, S., Jousilahti, P., Kaprio, J., Kähönen, M., Lehtimäki, T., Martin, N. G., van Meurs, J. B. C., Ollikainen, M., Perola, M., Posthuma, D., Raitakari, O. T., Sachdev, P. S., Taskesen, E., Uitterlinden, A. G., Vineis, P., Wijmenga, C., Wright, M. J., Relton, C., Davey Smith, G., Deary, I. J., Koellinger, P. D. & Benjamin, D. J., Dec 2017, In : Molecular Psychiatry. 22, 12, p. 1680-1690 11 p.

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