MU-CEN: Maastricht University CEnter of Neuroeconomics

The New Brownbag Seminar

As of 2022 the department of MPE hosts the new “Interdisciplinary Brownbag Seminar of Behavioral Sciences – Theory and Empirics”. This seminar will replace the previous MU-CEN seminar.

The goal of the new seminar is to establish an interdisciplinary seminar community of scholars interested in human behaviour and strategic interaction at SBE and beyond. In particular, we welcome presentations on theoretical, empirical and experimental research around this broad topic.

We are looking forward to intensifying the links in our community across disciplines, departments, and research groups. Therefore, we cordially invite colleagues from all departments at SBE and beyond who are interested in human behaviour to attend the seminar and to present their work.

One seminar slot per month will be reserved for presentations by colleagues from other departments or faculties.

Projects can be presented at any stage from early idea generation to final polishing. Not only are we curious to discuss your early stage research, but we are also happy to see the same project again at a later stage and follow your research through its whole life cycle.

Besides research presentations we also offer a forum to discuss published papers (reading group style) or to conduct a mock interview in preparation for the job market.

The seminar will be held on Thursdays from 12:00 to 13:00.

If you are interested in presenting in the seminar, please contact Anne Friesacher ( or David Albrecht ( Please find our Best Practices summarized here
If you would like to receive the seminar reminders, please contact

Spring 2022


  • January 27, 12:00-13:00, Zoom
    Elias Tsakas (MPE)
    Identification of misreported beliefs


  • February 3, 12:00-13:00, Zoom
    Xinxin Zhu (Department of Finance)
    How does financial education influence investor portfolio allocation? An experimental analysis.
  • February 10, 12:00-13:00, TAP11 D0.014 & Zoom
    Lars Wittrock (Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics)
    Belief Updating and Misinformation
  • February 17, 12:00-13:00, A0.24 & Zoom
    Paul Bokern (Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics)
    The nature of risk attitudes – Evidence from a large population sample
  • February 24, 12:00-13:00, A0.24 & Zoom
    Adriana Iamnitchi (Institute of Data Science)
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Social Media


  • March 3, 12:00-13:00, A1.23 & Zoom
    Peter Werner (Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics)
    On common evaluation standards and the acceptance of wage inequality
  • March 10, 12:00-13:00, Zoom
    Anne Friesacher (Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics)
    Examining the relationship between acute stress and social preferences
  • March 17, 12:00-13:00, A0.24 & Zoom
    Diogo Geraldes (Utrecht University)
    Women Dislike Competing Against Men
  • March 24, 12:00-13:00, A0.24 & Zoom
    Christoph Semken (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
    The Marginal Impact of Emission Reductions
  • March 31, 12:00-13:00, A1.23 & Zoom
    Anouk Festjens (Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management )
    The effect of financial constraints on economic decision-making


  • April 7, 12:00-13:00, G1.01 & Zoom
    Eveline Vandewal (Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics)
    The Role of the Medial Prefrontal Cortex and the Right Temporoparietal Junction in Strategic Reasoning
  • April 21, 12:00-13:00, A0.24 & Zoom
    Hannes Rusch (Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics)
    Groupiness in the field – Intermediate results
  • April 28, 12:00-13:00, A0.23 & Zoom
    James Tremewan 
    Reasoning and persuasion in social dilemmas


  • May 12, 12:00-13:00, A0.23 & Zoom
    Paul Smeets (Department of Finance)
    Are investors willing to pay for sustainable investments?
  • May 19, 12:00-13:00, A0.24 & Zoom
    Peiran Jiao (Department of Finance)
    Dynamic inconsistency in risky investment decisions


  • June 2, 12:00-13:00, A0.24 & Zoom
    Katlijn Haesebrouck (Department of Accounting and Information Management)
    Motivating Effortful Information Acquisition and Honest Reporting: The Effect of Input, Output, and Hybrid Control
  • June 9, 12:00-13:00, A0.24 & Zoom
    Stefan Flagner (Department of Finance (SBE) & Department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences (FHML))
    The impact of indoor carbon dioxide on human cognition and health
  • June 16, 12:00-13:00, A0.24 & Zoom
    Max Löffler (Department of Microeconomics and Public Economics)
    Welfare Effects of Property Taxation
  • June 23, 12.00-13:00, A0.24 & Zoom
    Peiran Jiao (Department of Finance)
    Taste, Asymmetric Updating, and Valuation

For previous talks, please see the Archive.