Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR, www.eur.nl), founded in 1913, with over 22,000 students and over 2100 staff focuses on research and education in economics and management, health and medicine, and law, culture and society. EUR enjoys a world-wide reputation for excellence, especially in economics and management. The first recipient of the Nobel prize in Economics (Jan Tinbergen) was a professor at Erasmus University. The university’s business school (Rotterdam School of Management) is consistently ranked in the top-10 of European business schools. EUR has over 22,000 students and employs over 2100 academics and support staff.

Within the university the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM, www.erim.eur.nl) combines the research in management from the Rotterdam School of Management and Erasmus School of Economics. ERIM brings together over 300 researchers in management. Its output in terms of academic publications in management is the highest in Europe.

Erasmus Centre for Neuroeconomics

Within ERIM the Erasmus Centre of Neuroeconomics (ECN, www.erim.eur.nl) brings together expertise in economics, psychology, and neuroscience with the aim of contributing to a neuroeconomics theory of human behaviour. The Erasmus Behavioural Lab is a state-of-the-art research facility consisting of 2 EEG facilities, 2 eye-tracking labs, 4 labs to monitor the interaction between groups, six 4-person labs and four 2-person labs, and 28 computer equipped, sound-proof cubicles to study individual decision makers. The ECN enjoys excellent collaboration with the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour at the Radboud University in the Netherlands, with access to their world-class neuroimaging facilities, which will also be used during this project.

ECN’s role in xDelia focuses on the design and implementation of behavioural experiments both at their lab facilities and with online populations such as the Dutch Household Panel. In addition, ECN will run tests to understand the effects of behavioural and neuro-feedback on performance in the games, and to trace the neuronal consequences of deliberate game practice.


Lead investigator:

Ale Smidts – asmidts@rsm.nl


Roel van den Berg – rjberg@rsm.nl

Mark van Overveld – MOverveld@rsm.nl