MU-CEN: Maastricht University CEnter of Neuroeconomics

Interdisciplinary Brownbag Seminar of Behavioral Sciences – Theory and Empirics

The goal of the seminar is to establish an interdisciplinary seminar community of scholars interested in human behaviour and strategic interaction at SBE and beyond. In particular, we welcome presentations on theoretical, empirical and experimental research around this broad topic.

We are looking forward to intensifying the links in our community across disciplines, departments, and research groups. Therefore, we cordially invite colleagues from all departments at SBE and beyond who are interested in human behaviour to attend the seminar and to present their work.

One seminar slot per month will be reserved for presentations by colleagues from other departments or faculties.

Projects can be presented at any stage from early idea generation to final polishing. Not only are we curious to discuss your early stage research, but we are also happy to see the same project again at a later stage and follow your research through its whole life cycle.

Besides research presentations we also offer a forum to discuss published papers (reading group style) or to conduct a mock interview in preparation for the job market.

The seminar will be held on Thursdays from 12:00 to 13:00.

If you are interested in presenting in the seminar, please contact Anne Friesacher ( or David Albrecht ( Please find our Best Practices summarized here
If you would like to receive the seminar reminders, please contact

Fall 2023


  • September 7, 13:30-14:30, room C-1.05 
    Milan Van Steenvoort (MPE)
    Exposure to refugees and electoral outcomes

  • September 14, 12:00-13:00, room A0.24 TO BE RESCHEDULED
    Charlotte Kroll (MPE/FPN)
    Oxytocin & Prosociality

  • September 21, 12:00-13:00, room A0.24
    Ozge Gökdemir (Istanbul University)
    Do All Women Shy Away from Competition? Competitive Preferences Among different ethnic groups in the Netherlands

  • September 28, 12:00-13:00, room A0.24
    Ruth van Holst (Amsterdam UMC)
    Risky Choices, Lost Bets: Reward Processing and Decision Making in Gambling Disorder


  • October 5, 12:00-13:00, room A0.24
    Karlijn Hoyer (Amsterdam University)
    Greed and Trading Behavior in Experimental Asset Markets

  • October 12, 12:00-13:00, room A0.24
    Anna Schulze Tilling (University of Bonn)
    Changing consumption behavior with carbon labels: Causal evidence on behavioral channels and effectiveness

  • October 19, 12:00-13:00, room C-1.05
    Steve Heinke (Universität Basel)
    Avoiding bad risks: How risk aversion is beneficial for financial decision-making

  • October 26, 12:00-13:00, room A1.23
    Te Bao (Nanyang Technological University
    Cognitive Uncertainty, GPT, and Contribution in Public Goods Game


  • November 9, 12:00-13:00, room C-1.05
    Peiran Jiao (Finance)
    Norms make investors socially responsible 

  • November 16, 12:00-13:00, room F0.05
    James Wilkinson (FPN)
    Eliciting time and effort preferences

  • November 23, 12:00-13:00, room G1.11
    Charlotte Kroll (MPE & FPN)
    Oxytocin, individual differences, and trust game behavior: a registered large-scale replication

  • November 30, 12:00-13:00, room C-1.05
    David Albrecht (MPE)
    Mitigating manipulation in expert committees:
    Just let them talk!


  • December 7, 13:15-14:15, room A0.24
    Lars Wittrock (MPE)
    Optimal Memory with Sequential Learning: Signals or Posterior Beliefs

  • December 14, 12:00-13:00, room C-1.05
    Anna Hager (University of Bielefeld)

For previous talks, please see the Archive.