Interview with professor Peter Wakker in The Reasoner
The Reasoner interviewed Peter Wakker, professor at the Econometric Institute of Erasmus School of Economics. In the interview he talks about, amongst others, his interests, career and research.
'In my heart, it’s theory. But I did lots of experimental work. Experiments are good: people who only work with mathematical models have never seen anything empirical, and they do not really understand what they are talking about. So if you also do the empirical work, you will understand what the concept means, and you’ll connect to reality. My eight years of applied work in a hospital help a lot with that, too. [Wakker, P.P. (2008), Lessons Learned by (from?) an Economist Working in Medical Decision Making. Med Decis
Making 28:690–8.] But, also, I was a little bit pragmatic.' said Peter Wakker.