My research focuses on how people make decisions under risk and uncertainty, and can broadly be divided into three research streams (see above). In my main research stream I investigate the nature of the construct risk preference, its measurement, and its consequences for real-life outcomes. 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? How to best measures interindividual differences in risk preference? We have recently addressed these issues with a large-scale study including 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.