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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

"Genome-wide association study identifies 74 loci associated with educational attainment", A. Okbay, J.P. Beauchamp, M.A. Fontana, J.J. Lee, T.H. Pers, C.A. Rietveld, P. Turley,..., P.M. Visscher, T. Esko, P.D. Koellinger, D. Cesarini, D.J. Benjamin. Nature, forthcoming.

"Genetic variants associated with subjective well-being, depressive symptoms and neuroticism identified through genome-wide analyses", A. Okbay, B.M.L. Baselmans, J.-E. de Neve, P. Turley, M.G. Nivard, M.A. Fontana, S.F.W. Meddens, R.K. Linner, C.A. Rietveld,..., R.F. Krueger, J.P. Beauchamp, P.D. Koellinger, D.J. Benjamin, M. Bartels, D. Cesarini. Nature Genetics, forthcoming.

"Sadder but wiser: The effects of affective states and weather on ambiguity attitudes", A. Baillon, P. Koellinger, T. Treffers. Journal of Economic Psychology, 53, 67-82, 2016.

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

Last update: Mar 26th, 2016.