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I am professor in genoeconomics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Department of Complex Trait Genetics and co-director of the Erasmus University Rotterdam Institute for Behavior and Biology (EURIBEB).

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).

A selection of my papers is accessible online.


Recent research

"Polygenic risk scores for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder predict creativity", R. A. Power, S. Steinberg, G. Bjornsdottir, C.A. Rietveld, A. Abdelloui, M.M. Nivard, M. Johannesson, T. Galesloot, J.J. Hottenga, G. Willemsen, D. Cesarini, D.J. Benjamin, P.K.E. Magnusson, F. Ullén, H. Tiemeier, A. Hofman, F.J. van Rooij, G.B. Walters, E. Sigurdsson, T.E. Thorgeirsson, A. Ingason, A. Helgason, A. Kong, L.A. Kiemeney, P. Koellinger, D.I. Boomsma, D. Gudbjartsson, H. Stefansson, K. Stefansson, Nature Neuroscience, 18, 953-955, 2015. doi: 10.1038/nn.4040

"Joy leads to overconfidence – and a simple countermeasure", P. Koellinger, T. Treffers. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0143263, 2015. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143263.


Feb 2015: I received an ERC Consolidator Grant for the project 
"The molecular genetic architecture of educational attainment and its significance for cognitive health".

Last update: Jan 2nd, 2016.