VU researchers involved in research of Nobel Prize winner in Economics, Richard Thaler
The Nobel Prize in Economics is being awarded to Richard Thaler this year for his analyses in behavioural economics. Thaler is being awarded the prize because he integrates human behaviour, which is not always rational, into analyses of economic decisions. VU professor Martijn van den Assem and assistant professor Dennie van Dolder, together with Thaler, studied decision-making behaviour in situations where a lot of money is at stake.
10/10/2017 | 9:06 AM
Van den Assem and Van Dolder: “It is fantastic and surreal to work with someone who has won the highest achievable prize in science.”
Richard Thaler is one of the founders of behavioural economics, a relatively new discipline that challenges and has changed old ideas in economic science about human judgment and preferences.
Martijn van den Assem
Martijn van den Assem is a professor of Finance and holds the chair in Financial Judgment and Decision Making at the School of Business and Economics. His inaugural lecture was on 21 September this year, and was partly about his research with Thaler.
Dennie van Dolder
Dennie van Dolder is an assistant professor at the Finance department of the School of Business and Economics.