This morning Dean Philip Hans Franses surprised a radiant Kirsten Rohde with a bouquet of flowers for her appointment as Professor of Behavioral Economics at 1 September 2013.
With Fieke van der Lecq and Kirsten Rohde there are now two female professors at Erasmus School of Economics. Rohde’s research mainly focuses on intertemporal choice, a field of decision theory which analyses the tradeoffs people make between the present and the future.
She has been working on an often observed irrationality in such tradeoffs: procrastination. She has an interest in developing nudges to help people overcome such irrational behavior. She does both theoretical and experimental work. Other research areas of Kirsten Rohde include concerns for equality and social preferences, and decisions under risk.