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Maria Cotofan is a PhD candidate at Erasmus University in Rotterdam (EUR) and the Tinbergen Institute (TI), under the supervision of Prof. dr. Robert Dur and dr. Josse Delfgaauw. Her fields of interest are Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Organizational Economics, Labor Economics, and Education Economics. In her research, she uses experimental methods to analyze the effects of non-monetary incentives on
performance, and she studies how such rewards interact with pro-social behavior, status concerns,
conformity preferences, and the intrinsic motivation of employees. She is also researching how people form
preferences for job attributes, focusing on the trade-off between monetary incentives and preferences for
non-monetary attributes such as flexibility, independence, and work meaning. Maria has also done research in Education Economics, Labor Economics, and Discrimination.