Ferdinand Vieider

Affiliate Professor

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Ferdinand M. Vieider is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.

He is a Professor of Applied Microeconomics at the Department of Economics, Ghent University, Belgium. He is also the director of RISLαβ—the Risk, Insurance, and Savings Laboratory.

Pr. Vieider obtained his PhD in economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2009. He investigates the determinants of preferences, and the effects of preferences on behaviour. He also employs a variety of tools, including formal modelling, natural experiments, randomised controlled trials, and lab experiments. He is further interested in applying decision making principles to a variety of problems in development economics, environmental sustainability, and financial markets.

Among his most recent publications. Environmental Adaptation of Risk Preferences. In Economic Journal, forthcoming. 2022; Does Providing Improved Biomass Cooking Stoves Free-of-Charge Reduce Regular Usage? Do Use Incentives Promote Habits? In Land Economics 97(1). 2021; Risk Attitudes and Digit Ratio (2D:4D): Evidence from Prospect Theory. In Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 60, 29-51. 2020.

For the academic year 2022-2023

  • (ECO6--) Choice Theory, Behavior


Ferdinand Vieider