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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

"GWAS of 126,559 individuals identifies genetic variants associated with educational attainment", with the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium, Science, 340(6139), 1467-1471, 2013. 
doi:10.1126/science.1235488. Also available via link here.

"Self-Employed but looking: A labor market experiment”, P. Koellinger, J. Mell, T. Michl, I. Pohl, C. Roessler, forthcoming in Economica. Also available as ERIM Report ERS-2012-022-ORG.

"The molecular genetic architecture of self-employment", M.J.H.M. van der Loos, C.A. Rietveld, N. Eklund, P.D. Koellinger, F. Rivadeneira, and the Gentrepreneur Consortium. PLoS ONE 8(4): e60542, 2013.

"Molecular genetics and subjective well-being”, N. Rietveld, D. Cesarini, D. Benjamin, P. Koellinger, J.E. de Neve, H. Tiemeier, M. Johannesson, P. Johannesson, N. Pedersen, R. Krueger, M. Bartels, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(33), 13684-13689, 2013. doi:10.1073/pnas.1222171110

Last update: Apr 30th, 2014.