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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, and entrepreneurship. In particular, I investigate 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

"Proxy-phenotype approach identifies common genetic variants associated with cognitive performance", with CHIC and the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(38), 13790–13794, 2014. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1404623111

"Replicability and robustness of GWAS for behavioral traits", with The Social Science Genetic Association Consortium, Psychological Science, 25(11), 1975-1986,
2014. doi: 10.1177/0956797614545132

"Self-Employed but looking: A labor market experiment”, P. Koellinger, J. Mell, T. Michl, I. Pohl, C. Roessler, Economica, 82(325), 137-161, 2015. doi:10.1111/ecca.12115

"Genetic variation associated with differential educational attainment in adults has anticipated associations with school performance in children",  Mary E. Ward, George McMahon, Beate St Pourcain, David M. Evans, Cornelius A. Rietveld, Daniel J. Benjamin, Philipp D. Koellinger, David Cesarini, The Social Science Genetic Association Consortium,  George Davey Smith, Nicholas J. Timpson, PLoS ONE 9(7): e100248, 2014.


Feb 2015: I received an ERC Consolidator Grant for the SSGAC project 
"The molecular genetic architecture of educational attainment and its significance for cognitive health".

Inaugural lecture at the University of Amsterdam (25.09.2014)
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Last update: Mar 19th, 2015.