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I am professor in social science genetics at  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam at the Department of Economics.

My research investigates how genes influence economic behavior, and how insights into the genetic architecture of behavioral outcomes can inform social and medical research. Some of my work also explores how the brain mediates relationships between genes and human behavior. I am one of the principal investigators and co-founders of the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC), the BIG BEAR Consortium, and the Externalizing Consortium.

I am also the chairman of the DeSci Foundation, co-founder of DeSci Labs, and co-creator of DeSci Nodes - initiatives that aim to accellerate scientific progress by making science more replicable, accessible, transparent, and fairer.

Recent publications

"The causal effect of genetic variants linked to cognitive and non-cognitive skills on education and labor market outcomes", T. Buser, R. Ahlskog, M. Johannesson, P.D. Koellinger, S. Oskarsson. Labour Economics, 90, 102544, 2024. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2024.102544. Also as Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 2021-088/I.

"Cohort Profile: Genetic data in the German Socio-Economic Panel Innovation Sample (SOEP-G)", P.D. Koellinger, A. Okbay, H. Kweon, A. Schweinert, R. Karlsson Linnér, J. Goebel, D. Richter, L. Reber, B.M. Zweck, D. Belsky, P. Biroli, R. Mata, E. Tucker-Drob, K.P. Harden, G. Wagner, R. Hertwig. PLoS ONE, 18(11): e0294896, Nov 2023.  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0294896. Also on bioRxiv.

"Self-control is associated with health-relevant disparities in buccal DNA-methylation measures of biological aging in older adults", Y.E. Willems, A. deSteiguer, P.T. Tanksley, L. Vinnik, D. Fraemke, A. Okbay, D. Richter, G.G. Wagner, R. Hertwig, P. Koellinger, E.M. Tucker-Drob, K.P. Harden, L. Raffington. Clinical Epigenetics, 16(22), 2024. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13148-024-01637-7

Last update: May 8th, 2024