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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

"Proxy-phenotype approach identifies common genetic variants associated with cognitive performance", with CHIC and the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(38), 13790–13794, 2014. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1404623111

"Replicability and robustness of GWAS for behavioral traits", with The Social Science Genetic Association Consortium, Psychological Science, 25(11), 1975-1986,
2014. doi: 10.1177/0956797614545132

"Self-Employed but looking: A labor market experiment”, P. Koellinger, J. Mell, T. Michl, I. Pohl, C. Roessler, Economica, 82(325), 137-161, 2015. doi:10.1111/ecca.12115

"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.

Inaugural lecture at the University of Amsterdam (25.09.2014)
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Last update: Jan 25th, 2015.