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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.


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


In 2015 I was awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant for the project "The molecular genetic architecture of educational attainment and its significance for cognitive health". 

Ancillary activities

  • DeSci Labs Netherlands B.V. | Amsterdam | Directeur | 2021-10-06 - present
  • DeSci Foundation | Geneva | Bestuurder | 2021-10-06 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Academic qualification

PhD, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany

May 2002Feb 2006

Award Date: 29 Jul 2005


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