Dr. Paul Smeets


My research focus is on behavioral economics and social finance. In particular, I focus on pension communication, measuring preferences of pension fund participants and socially responsible investments. I have been collaborating with several large Dutch banks, pension funds and mutual fund providers. With these financial institutions I conduct field experiments among their clients and professional investors. Recently, I have also been working on the effect of hormones on financial decision making. Next to working at Maastricht University, I visited the University of California San Diego in 2012, 2013 and 2014.