Kirsten Rohde appointed as endowed professor of Behavioural Economics

As of September 1, 2013, Dr Kirsten I.M. Rohde has been appointed as endowed professor of Behavioural Economics with a focus on Intertemporal Choice within the capacity-group of Applied Economics at Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), through the Erasmus Trustfonds EUR.

Kirsten Rohde obtained her PhD from Maastricht University in 2006 with the thesis entitled ‘Intertemporal Choice and Competitive Equilibrium’. Since 2006 she has been working at ESE. She has been a fellow of the Tinbergen Institute since 2007 and an associate member of the ERIM research school since 2008. 

Kirsten 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.