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I am professor at the University of Amsterdam and co-director of the Erasmus University Rotterdam Institute for Behavior and Biology (EURIBEB).

My research interests are in the fields of genoeconomics, behavioral economics,  entrepreneurship and innovation. In particular, I investigate the role of genes, cognitive limits and affect on economic behavior, with entrepreneurship as a particularly vivid and relevant example. 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

"Replicability and robustness of GWAS for behavioral traits", with The Social Science Genetic Association Consortium, forthcoming in Psychological Science.

"Genetic variation associated with differential educational attainment in adults has anticipated associations with school performance in children",  Mary E. Ward, George McMahon, Beate St Pourcain, David M. Evans, Cornelius A. Rietveld, Daniel J. Benjamin, Philipp D. Koellinger, David Cesarini, The Social Science Genetic Association Consortium,  George Davey Smith, Nicholas J. Timpson, PLoS ONE 9(7): e100248, 2014.

"GWAS of 126,559 individuals identifies genetic variants associated with educational attainment", with The Social Science Genetic Association Consortium, Science, 340(6139), 1467-1471, 2013. 
doi:10.1126/science.1235488. Also available via link here.

"Self-Employed but looking: A labor market experiment”, P. Koellinger, J. Mell, T. Michl, I. Pohl, C. Roessler, forthcoming in Economica. Also available as ERIM Report ERS-2012-022-ORG.

"The molecular genetic architecture of self-employment", M.J.H.M. van der Loos, C.A. Rietveld, N. Eklund, P.D. Koellinger, F. Rivadeneira, and the Gentrepreneur Consortium. PLoS ONE 8(4): e60542, 2013.

Last update: Aug 6th, 2014.