"My passion is to understand what motivates millionaires to give to charities and to invest not only for financial return but also for social return. In my free time, I enjoy playing improvisation theatre and playing the keyboard.”
Sustainable finance and charitable giving are two key themes of my research, with a particular focus on how to encourage millionaires to give to charity, how the rich think about income redistribution and how money increases happiness. I am a co-founder of the Sustainable Finance Master Program at Maastricht University.
My papers have been published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
For a quick introduction into giving behavior of millionaires, you can watch my talk at the Rabo College Day.
My work has been covered by outlets such as the New York Times, the Atlantic, Forbes, the Guardian, BBC News, Süddeutsche Zeitung, de Telegraaf, de Volkskrant, NRC Handelsblad, Q Music and Slam FM!
I have been an advisor or invited speaker for financial insitutions and policy makers, like the OECD, the Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Authority Financial Markets (AFM) and the Central Planning Bureau (CPB).
I visited the University of California San Diego, the University of California Los Angeles and the Toulouse School of Economics.