The 2018 Lecturers are Professors Philipp Koellinger (VU Amsterdam) and Niels Rietveld (Erasmus University Rotterdam).

 

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Philipp Koellinger

Philipp Koellinger holds the chair in genoeconomics at the Department of Complex Trait Genetics at VU Amsterdam. He is one of the co-founders and principal investigators of the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC).

 

Niels Rietveld

Niels Rietveld is an assistant professor in economics at the Erasmus School of Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and executive director of the Erasmus University Rotterdam Institute for Behavior and Biology (EURIBEB).

Koellinger and Rietveld have published several articles together in journals such as Science, PNAS, and Psychological Science, applying genome-wide data analysis to study social-scientific and medical outcomes. Koellinger recently received an ERC Consolidator grant, and Rietveld is a recent recipient of an NWO Veni grant.