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I am professor in social science genetics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Department of Economics.

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 talk

"Large-scale Genome-Wide Association Studies of Socioeconomic Outcomes", at University of Wisconsin, Madison, Nov 2018. https://t.co/9qw2KZnWU4

Recent publications

"Genome-wide association analyses of risk tolerance and risky behaviors in over one million individuals identify hundreds of loci and shared genetic influences", R. Karlsson Linner, P. Biroli, E. Kong, S.F.W. Meddens, R. Wedow, ... D. Cesarini, D.J. Benjamin, P.D. Koellinger, J.P. Beauchamp. Nature Genetics, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-018-0309-3. On BioRxiv.

"GWAS results for educational attainment aid in identifying genetic architecture of schizophrenia", V. Bansal, M. Mitjans, C.A.P. Burik, R. Karlsson Linner, A. Okbay, C.A. Rietveld, M. Begemann, S. Bonn, S. Ripke, R. de Vlaming, M.G. Nivard, H. Ehrenreich, P.D. Koellinger. Forthcoming in Nature Communications, 9(3078), 2018. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05510-z.

"Are bigger brains smarter? Evidence from a large-scale pre-registered study", G. Nave, W.H. Jung, J. Kable, P. Koellinger. Psychological Science, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797618808470. On SSRN.

"Genetic Instrumental Variable (GIV) regression: Explaining socioeconomic and health outcomes in non-experimental data", T. DiPrete, C.A.P. Burik, P.D. Koellinger. PNAS, 115(22), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1707388115

"Gene discovery and polygenic prediction from a genome-wide association study of educational
attainment in 1.1 million individuals", J.L. Lee, R. Wedow, A. Okbay, E. Kong, O. Maghzian, M. Zacher, ... M. Johannesson, P.D. Koellinger, P. Turley, P.M. Visscher, D.J. Benjamin, D. Cesarini. Nature Genetics, 50, 1112-1121, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41588-018-0147-3

"Using nature to understand nurture", P.D. Koellinger and K.P. Harden, Science, Perspective, 359(6374), 386-387, 2018.

Last update: Feb 17th, 2019