Mini Conference on Risk and Social Preferences

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On Thursday June 14, the finance department of Maastricht University and the European Center for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) will host a mini conference on risk- and social preferences that targets both researchers in finance and in behavioral economics (AE1, AE2 and ROA). The program consists of international speakers from the U.S. and Europe. The keynote speaker is John Beshears (Stanford University). Other speakers are Christian Zehnder (HEC, Lausanne), Thomas Dohmen (Maastricht University, ROA), Paul Smeets (Maastricht University, finance) and Andrea Leuermann (University of Heidelberg).

Location: Room H0.06 School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

Hope to see you all.

Please register free of charge by sending an email to

Kind regards,
Paul Smeets

12 welcome lunch
13 start program
John Beshears (Stanford University) “Can Psychological Aggregation Manipulations Affect Portfolio Risk-Taking? Evidence from a Framed Field Experiment”, with James J. Choi, David Laibson and Brigitte C. Madrian

Andrea Leuermann (University of Heidelberg) “Does good advice come cheap? – On the assessment of risk preferences in the lab and the field”, with Benjamin Roth

14:20 break
14:40 Program part II
Paul Smeets (Maastricht University)
“Individuals’ Risk Preferences and Mutual Fund Investments”, with Rob Bauer and Leonard Wolk

Christian Zehnder (HEC, Lausanne)
“A Theory of Informal Justice”, with Sylvain Chassang

16:00 break
16:20 program part III
Thomas Dohmen (Maastricht University) “Demotivating Workers: Retrenchment of Pension Rights and Negative Reciprocity”, with Raymond Montizaan, Frank Cörvers and Andries de Grip

17:00 end of the program

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