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

Spring 2023


  • January 12, 12:00-13:00, room A0.23
    Lydia Hofmann (Master Student FPN)

    Cognitive and Patience Enhancer? The Influence of Modafinil on Cognitive
    Ability and Time Preference

  • January 19, 12:00-13:00, room A0.23
    Kaiqi Liu (MPE)
    Dynamic portfolio choice for loss-averse investors: a simulation method with wealth grid  


  • February 2, 12:00-13:00, room A0.24
    Lars Wittrock (MPE)
    Belief updating and misinformation
  • February 9, 14:00-15:00, room A1.22
    King King Li (Shenzhen University)
    The Hidden Costs of Choice in the Labor Market
  • February 16, 12:00-13:00, room A1.22
    Hannes Rusch (MPE)
    Success and failure of democratic institutions in preventing ethnic conflict: Evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment
  • February 23, 12:00-13:00, room A0.23
    Paul Bokern (MPE)
    The Convergent and External Validity of Risk Preference Elicitation Methods: Controlling for Measurement Error in a Large Dutch Sample


  • March 2, 12:00-13:00, room A1.22
    Yoni Slater (FPN, Section Forensic Psychology)
    Between self-interest and social preferences – A neuromodulation approach to establish the role of cognitive-control
  • March 9, 12:00-13:00, room E3.04 & Zoom
    Eliza Stenzhorn (University of Bremen)
    Lock-in effects in online labor markets
  • March 16, 12:00-13:00, ONLINE
    Ioannis Evangelidis (ESADE Business School (Barcelona))
    When Willingness-to-Pay Seems Irrational: The Role of Perceived Market Price
  • March 23, 12:00-13:00, room A0.24
    Jona Linde (MPE)
    Freeriding in teams in the lab and in the field
  • March 30, 12:00-13:00, room A1.22
    Andreas Ziegler (University of Amsterdam & the Tinbergen Institute)
    Persuading an audience: Testing information design in the laboratory


  • April 6, 12:00-13:00, room A0.24 & Zoom
    Hannes Rusch (MPE)
    Groupiness in the field II – First results
  • April 20, 12:00-13:00, room A0.23
    Yi Sheng (Tilburg University)
    Help to signal


  • May 4, 12:00-13:00, room A0.23
    Nicolas Kurtenbach (MPE)
    When you try your best but you don’t succeed: Nudges in retirement saving may backfire
  • May 11, 12:00-13:00, room A0.24
    Nathalie Roemer (Leibniz University Hannover, Institute of Economic Policy)
    Breaking the Bias: The Effect of Self-Promotion on Gender Equality in the Workplace
  • May 25, 12:00-13:00, room A1.23
    Sören Harrs (University of Cologne)
    Fairness and Political Preferences


  • June 1, 12:00-13:00, room A0.23 POSTPONED
    Matthias Wibral (MPE)
    When you try your best but you don’t succeed: Nudges in retirement saving may backfire
  • June 8, 12:00-13:00, room t.b.a.  POSTPONED
    Daylín Góngora (MPE)
  • June 15, 12:00-13:00, room t.b.a. POSTPONED
    Devrim Dumludag (Marmara University) & Özge Gökdemir (Istanbul University)
  • June 22, 12:00-13:00, room t.b.a.
    Oda Sund (University of Amsterdam)

For previous talks, please see the Archive.