My research focuses on how people make decisions under risk and uncertainty, and can broadly be divided into three research streams. In my main research stream I investigate the nature of the construct risk preference, its measurement, and its consequences for real-life outcomes. Please find below some representative projects of my work on these topics.
The nature of the construct risk preference and its measurement
What is the psychometric structure of risk preference, and can risk preference be considered a stable psychological trait? Moreover, how can we best capture interindividual differences in risk preference? We have recently addressed these issues by collecting a large battery of risk-taking measures from 1,507 participants. Read more.
The generalizability of risk preference to real-world outcomes
I have recently been awarded an SNSF Ambizione grant to study how state-of-the-art measures of risk preference generalize to real-life outcomes. This is ongoing work – if you have access to data on risk taking "in the wild" and would like to collaborate, I would be glad if you contact me! Read more.