On a mission to improve investment decisions and financial well-being...

Professor of Financial Economics, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Associate Professor for Fintech - Experimental Finance, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Why do individuals, even financial professionals, often make sub-optimal financial decisions? And what can we do about it?

A large part of the answer can be found in psychology. I conduct fundamental as well as practically relevant research in investor psychology ("behavioral finance") and use my insights to consult banks and insurance companies improving their products and services. I thereby take take into account the ongoing digitization in the financial industry (FinTech). My research aims at understanding investor psychology and supporting them making better decisions. It has been published in journals like Management Science, Review of Finance and the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty. I am affiliated with the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab. Further, I am Scientific Board Member Society for Experimental Finance and Associate with BhFS Behavioural Finance Solutions, Zurich, Switzerland. I have been teaching courses at 10+ institutions world-wide on all levels including exec education.

Featured Research

What is Risk? How Investors Perceive Risk in Return Distributions

Key finding: Investors perceive risk not as so much as volatility but more as the probability to lose

Why Do People (Not) Invest? The Role of Return and Risk Expectations

Key finding: The reason why so many people do not invest in stock markets is driven to a large extent by wrong beliefs about the risks, not only by risk aversion.

Arbitrage in the Market for Cryptocurrencies

Key finding: Arbitrage opportunities in markets for cryptocurrencies have disappeared since 2017.

Do Investors Care About Impact?

Key finding: Investors have a willingness to pay for impact, but they are largely unwilling to pay more for higher impact. So, the level of impact does not matter.


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