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Funded grants applications Spring 2022

We are happy to announce that 21 projects have been granted funding after our call for grants in the spring of 2022 . A list of all the projects can be viewed below.

  • D.R. Amasino & A.G. Mermer

    Attention discrimination in performance evaluation

    Discrimination against women and minorities in the workplace is a well-documented problem. We are interested in how worker identity impacts information-seeking by evaluators about the ability or luck underlying performance in evaluations. We will explore whether evaluators seek to confirm their biases and if encountering contradictory information can reduce bias.

  • N.J.F. Bombaij & B.J. van Ewijk

    The effects of government interventions to nudge responsible alcohol consumption

    The WHO estimates that 10% of deaths are attributable to alcohol consumption. Trying to counter this, the Dutch government implemented regulations on deep price promotions on alcohol. Using real-life purchase data, we aim to investigate the impact of these regulations on the strategies of retailers/brands and purchase behavior of consumers.

  • M. Cossu

    Categorisation and waste management: how differentiation leads to more wasting

    In the present research project we want to test if higher (vs. lower) categorisation when recycling (e.g., paper/plastic/organic/glass/cans vs general waste/recyclable) incentivises consumers to waste more. Specifically, we expect higher categorisation to inhibit consumers’ ability to quantify their discarded goods – in direct opposition to governments, policy makers, and municipalities’ expectations. 

  • P. Georgallis , S.N. Boe-Lillegraven, A.E. Kourula & P. Vishwanathan

    GRONEN 2022 Research Conference and Doctoral Consortium

    The Group for Research on Organizations and the Natural Environment (GRONEN) is an international network of scholars researching management and the natural environment. Sponsored by ABS and ASF, the GRONEN 2022 conference brings together more than 100 scholars and practitioners to discuss state-of-the-art research on management and sustainability.

  • R. Goedhart, L.C.E. Huberts & P.B. Von Stackelberg

    Statistical and predictive monitoring of individual health and well-being in the Netherlands

    Over the past two decades, the size and frequency of available healthcare data have exploded. This development opens up new opportunities in statistical and predictive monitoring for medical applications, where the goal is to provide early warnings systems that signal healthcare crises.

  • F. Greimel & Y. van der Straten

    Causes and consequences of redistributive trends

    We organise a research workshop on the causes and consequences of rising inequality. Rising inequality has been regarded as an important driver of falling interest rates, rising household debt and rising house prices. In order to respond to these consequences of rising inequality, it is necessary to understand its causes, most importantly skill-biased technological change.

  • J. Hausfeld

    EGPROC & Post-conference workshop: The role of attention in discrimination and sustainability

    We will bring together researchers spanning psychology, neuroscience,  economics, and business to present their research on process-tracing, including a one-day workshop focusing on the UN development goals called “The role of attention in sustainability and discrimination”. We hope to lay the foundation for future collaborative research on these topics.

  • S.J. Huber & D. Minina

    Long Covid and the macroeconomy

    Millions of Covid patients have developed “long Covid”.  However, little is known about the consequences of Long Covid for the labor supply. This project aims to fill this data gap and support policymakers by providing an analysis of the macroeconomic consequences of long Covid.

  • I. Igna & V.G. Scalera

    Corporate scandals and contagion effect in global industries: Dieselgate and the green technological transition strategies of car manufacturers

    18 September 2015 marked the beginning of the Dieselgate, the emission scandal involving the Volkswagen Group (VW). We want to explore whether and how the direct and indirect negative sentiment and stigmatisation linked to the Dieselgate can incentivise the green technological transition strategy of car manufacturers.

  • B. Kücükkeles

    Sustainability, collective action, and resources: Lessons learned from the history of Dutch water management

    In 2015, the United Nations formulated 17 Sustainable Development Goals. To mitigate the potential effects of global humanitarian crises, we need a better understanding of collective action problems. This project aims to develop a framework on the role and management of resources in collective action problems by analysing the history of water management in the Netherlands.

  • T. Lee

    Growth and decline of the 'Sharing Economy'

    This project examines the 'Sharing Economy category, first initiated and promoted by social movement activists to advance sustainability goals. I analyse how various actors used and defined the category differently, leading to changes in the overall meaning of the category over time in ways that often contradicted or undermined the original meanings put forward by the social movement.

  • N. Lee & J.J. van der Weele

    The effect of carbon footprint information on restaurant consumer food choices

    Consumers generally lack awareness and knowledge of the climate impact of their food choices, which might prevent them from realising the great potential for greenhouse gas mitigation. Our field experiment tests whether restaurant customers make more sustainable food choices if they see each item’s carbon footprint on the menu.  

  • S. ter Meulen

    Better together? The schooling of refugees

    This project studies the integration of refugee students into the educational system. It investigates the educational development of refugees and natives when refugees are directly integrated into native classrooms. Moreover, it explores how attitudes of natives and refugees change when refugees are integrated instead of being kept separate.

  • S. Mokarram Dorri & R. Mugge

    Exploring and Overcoming the Negative Effect of Purchasing Second-Hand Products

    This research investigates consumers’ attitudes towards and willingness to purchase second-hand products. Drawing on past research on preowned products, consumer contamination, and psychological ownership, we explore: a) the effect within different product categories, b) the strategies on how to mitigate this negative effect to promote a more sustainable consumption pattern.

  • J. Mol

    An experimental test of risk perceptions under a new hurricane classification system

    For decades, coastal communities have been warned for an imminent hurricane by a classification of maximum wind speed. This project will examine risk perception under alternative hurricane hazard scales, to incorporate information on other major hurricane hazards: storm surges and precipitation. The results can be used to improve risk communication, allowing for enhanced storm preparations and ultimately saving more lives.

  • G. Romagnoli, T.R.G.R. Douenne & N. Lee

    Determinants of Dutch Public Opinion on Meat Taxation

    Abstract to follow

  • O.C. Soons & E.D. Martino

    Banks’ dividend payout and financial resilience. Long-term trends and efficient regulation

    Banks distribute dividend even when they should use the funds to support the economy and strengthen their resilience, as shown during the pandemic. We build a dataset to study the impact of distributions on financial crises and derive policy implications on the efficient regulation of bank dividends for a sustainable financial system.

  • R. Texeira & J.W. Stoelhorst

    Beyond profit maximization: CSR, incentives and value creation

    In recent years, firms are paying more attention to social and environmental issues, while there is an ongoing conflict if such concerns impact profitability. This project uses field and lab experiments to examine such conflict by analysing how the firms' orientations and goals affect workers' performance and expectations.

  • A. Titton, X. Wang, D. Grossi & A.M. Pacces

    An NLP analysis of institutional investor’s stance towards environmental sustainability

    Institutional investors hold large voting power in the biggest CO2 emitters. However, their engagement with portfolio companies is imperfectly observable. We infer the engagement threat based on an NLP algorithm applied to investors' disclosures. We calculate the index for investors and study its relationship the ESG performance of portfolio companies.

  • M. Totarelli

    We are all ears: Improving students’ mental health and academic achievement

    In a context of growing mental health disorders, investing in alternative reliable tools is crucial to guarantee that every person in need has equal access to care and support. This project evaluates whether an over-the-phone psychological counselling has the potential to improve students’ mental health and, as a by-product, enhance their academic performance.

  • S. Yuan, C. Brick, & E.J.G. van Gerven

    Fast forward to sustainable luxury: Shaping the positive social impression of wearing sustainable luxury products

    While luxury fashion brands have recently embarked on trailblazing products made from sustainable materials, these products have not been wholeheartedly embraced by their customers. This project aims to explain the mechanism of this puzzling reluctance from an impression management perspective and, accordingly, proposes a novel marketing strategy to promote sustainable products for luxury fashion brands.

  • H. Yuan

    Discrimination under public observability: can transparency lead to a fair hiring process?

    Discrimination contributes to gender gaps in labor market outcomes. This experiment tests whether increasing transparency of hiring decisions can reduce gender bias by introducing image concerns for decision makers. I will also compare individual hiring decisions with decisions made by committees.