Keynote Speakers

Paul van Lange


Paul van Lange received his PhD at the University of Groningen (1991), works at the VU University since 1990 (Professor, since 2000), and serves as distinguished research fellow at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Most of his publications address human cooperation and social dilemmas, including generosity, forgiveness, trust, and altruism, as well as hostility, hate, corruption, and norm violation. Primary areas of societal relevance include climate change, refugee crisis, and conflict and cooperation in soccer. He adopts an interdisciplinary approach with an emphasis on psychology, evolution, and economic decision making, and uses a variety of methodologies, including cognitive, affective, neurological, and behavioral measures. Over the years, his research is supported by grants from agencies such as N.W.O., Chinese Science Foundation, German Science Foundation, Finnish Science Foundation, Swiss Science Foundation, Templeton Foundation, and the European Community. His activities also include giving workshops to majors in the Netherlands, members of Provincial Council state, and other professionals in Europe.  
For more information, see www.paulvanlange.com.

Ingvild Almås

Ingvild Almås is a Professor of Economics, Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Stockholm University. She obtained her PhD from Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in 2008, and was promoted full professor at the same institution in 2017. Her main research focuses on gaining a better understanding of economic inequalities. She is a PI for development research at FAIR center of excellence, NHH, and she is an International Research Fellow at Institute for Fiscal Studies, London.

Manfred Milinski

Manfred Milinski is an Emeritus professor at University of Kiel and former Director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology (2007 to 2018). He studied biology and mathematics in Bielefeld and Bochum (1978) and obtained his habilitation in zoology in Bochum (1985). He became Professor of Zoology and Behavioural Ecology at Bern University in 1987 and Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute of Limnology in 1999. In 2000 he was appointed honorary professor at Kiel University and was given emeritus status in March 2018.

Jonathan de Quidt

Jonathan de Quidt is an Assistant Professor in Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies. Jonathan received his PhD from the London School of Economics. His research interests lie broadly in behavioral and development economics and combine experimental work and applied theory.