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I am professor in genoeconomics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Department of Complex Trait Genetics and co-director of the Erasmus University Rotterdam Institute for Behavior and Biology (EURIBEB).

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 research

"Meta-GWAS accuracy and power (MetaGAP) calculator shows that hiding heritability is partially due to imperfect genetic correlations across studies", R. de Vlaming, A. Okbay, C.A. Rietveld, M. Johannesson, P.K.E. Magnusson, A.G. Uitterlinden, F.J.A. van Rooij, A. Hofman, P.J.F. Groenen, A.R. Thurik, and P.D. Koellinger. Plos Genetics, 13(1): e1006495, 2017. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1006495.

"Genome-wide analysis identifies 12 loci influencing human reproductive behavior", N. Barban, R. Jansen, R. de Vlaming, A. Vaez, J.J. Mandemakers, Felix C. Tropf, X. shen, J.F. Wilson, D.I. Chasman, I.M. Nolte, V. Tragante, S.W. van der Laan, J.R.B. Perry, A. Kong, ... D. J. Benjamin, D. Cesarini, P.D. Koellinger, M. den Hoed, H. Snieder, M.C. Mills. Nature Genetics, 48, 1462–1472, 2016. doi:10.1038/ng.3698.

"Genome-wide association study identifies 74 loci associated with educational attainment", A. Okbay, J.P. Beauchamp, M.A. Fontana, J.J. Lee, T.H. Pers, C.A. Rietveld, P. Turley,..., P.M. Visscher, T. Esko, P.D. Koellinger, D. Cesarini, D.J. Benjamin. Nature, 533, 539–542, 2016.  doi:10.1038/nature17671.

"Genetic variants associated with subjective well-being, depressive symptoms and neuroticism identified through genome-wide analyses", A. Okbay, B.M.L. Baselmans, J.-E. de Neve, P. Turley, M.G. Nivard, M.A. Fontana, S.F.W. Meddens, R.K. Linner, C.A. Rietveld,..., R.F. Krueger, J.P. Beauchamp, P.D. Koellinger, D.J. Benjamin, M. Bartels, D. Cesarini. Nature Genetics, 48, 624–633, 2016. doi:10.1038/ng.3552.

"Sadder but wiser: The effects of emotional states on ambiguity attitudes", A. Baillon, P. Koellinger, T. Treffers. Journal of Economic Psychology, 53, 67-82, 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2015.12.008.

Last update: Mar 14th, 2017.