Chen Li appointed as Professor of Behavioural Economics

As of 1 June 2023, Dr Chen Li has been appointed as Professor of Behavioural Economics at Erasmus School of Economics. In her research, Li focuses on decision making under uncertainty and over time.

Li, who works in the Applied Economics department, investigates how (well) people deal with uncertainty, especially in situations called ambiguity, where probabilities of events are unknown. She addresses questions such as whether the poor are more averse to ambiguity, how learning affect people's ambiguity attitudes, and how people's beliefs and attitudes towards uncertainty affect their decisions in social interactions. So far, Chen li has published thirteen articles in nine different journals, including Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Management Science, European Economic Review, Experimental Economics, and Games and Economic Behavior.

Patrick Groenen, Dean of Erasmus School of Economics, is pleased with Chen Li’s appointment. He says: ‘Chen is able to combine all her skills on research, teaching and leadership and she cares about her students and colleagues. All this makes her a great professor and I wish her lots of success.'

Since 2018 Chen Li has set up and coordinated the major Behavioural and Health Economics, and the main seminar of this major (Seminar Behaviour, Health and Wellbeing). This major attracts a steady flow of students. She has also taught a variety of courses, such as a course on gender economics in the research master of the Tinbergen Institute. Next to this, she has been the thesis coordinator of behavioural economics and has been supervising more than 80 bachelor and master theses.

About Chen Li

Chen Li holds a BSc in Financial Engineering from Beihang University (China), and an MSc in Stochastics and Financial Mathematics (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam.  She received her PhD degree in March 2015 from Erasmus University Rotterdam, under the supervision of Professors Aurélien Baillon, Han Bleichrodt, and Peter Wakker. In 2019, Li was granted with both an EUR Fellowship (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

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