Former NIBS Research Fellow Dennie van Dolder has joined the Department of Economics at the University of Essex as a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor). At Essex, Dennie will also be the Director of ESSEXLab—the behavioural laboratory at the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Dennie was employed by the University of Nottingham as part of NIBS 1 from 2014 to 2017. It was a welcome return to University Park for Dennie, who studied at Nottingham for his MSc in Economics from 2008-09.
In his research, Dennie uses a broad portfolio of research methods–including experiments and advanced microeconometric techniques–to further our understanding of human judgment and decision making. He often employs large and rich data sets from carefully selected field settings that can be characterized as natural (or "naturally occurring") experiments. His most notable publications while at NIBS were:
- Risky Choice in the Limelight, Review of Economics and Statistics, 98(2): 318-332 (with Guido Baltussen and Martijn J. van den Assem)
- Measuring Loss Aversion under Ambiguity: A Method to Make Prospect Theory Completely Observable, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 52(1): 1-20 (with Mohammed Abdellaoui, Han Bleichrodt, and Olivier l’Haridon)
- Standing United or Falling Divided? High Stakes Bargaining in a TV Game Show, American Economic Review, Papers & Proceedings, 105(5): 402-407 (with Martijn J. van den Assem, Colin F. Camerer, and Richard H. Thaler)
Because his research referenced popular TV shows of the day, it drew much media attention, including articles in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Time Investment Adviser, The Daily Mail, The Times and BBC Nottingham.
When his position at Nottingham came to an end, Dennie took up a post as Assistant Professor at the School of Business and Economics of the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. There he continued to publish his research in leading international journals. Three of his more recent publications are:
NIBS colleagues and collaborators sent best wishes to Dennie, who started his new post in October 2021. Find out more about Dennie on his personal webpage
Posted on Monday 25th October 2021