Fellows Joël van der Weele (University of Amsterdam) and Anne Gielen (Erasmus University Rotterdam) have been awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Van der Weele was awarded a grant for his research proposal Selective Attention and Economic Decisions. Gielen was awarded a grant for her research proposal Welfare – dependency from parent to child.

In the current allocation round, the NWO awarded a grant for a total of 89 research proposals; 572 researchers submitted a research proposal for funding. Vidi grants enable researchers to do research for five years.

Joël van der Weele

Joël van der Weele: Selective Attention and Economic Decisions

People often ‘look the other way’ when it comes to the consequences of their economic choices for others. As part of his propject, Joël van der Weele will investigate how such strategies of selective attention impacts markets for ethical products and the development of social norms related to sustainable consumption. NWO Talent Scheme

Anne Gielen: Welfare – dependency from parent to child

Anne Gielen

This study investigates how welfare receipt during childhood impacts socio-economic outcomes in adulthood. Are positive effects from income protection offset by transmission of a culture of dependency from one generation to the next? What are the underlying mechanisms? And does this have long-term impacts on an individual and on society?