I am an assistant professor at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. I received my Ph.D in 2012 on the dissertation: Incentives and Behavior in Markets at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

My research focuses on individual and aggregate behavior in markets. In particular, I am interested in how information is aggregated and transmitted in different market settings such as prediction markets and auctions. I also enjoy to design and run experiments.

Current affiliation
2017/02 - current   Assistant professor of Finance
  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Past affiliations
2015/02 - 2016/12   Assistant Professor of Economics
  Todger Anderson Chair in Investing and Behavioral Economics
  Department of Economics, Colby College
2012/11 - 2014/12   Assistant professor
  Department of Finance, Maastricht University
2014/03 - 2014/12   Fellow
  Graduate School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

2008 - 2012   Ph.D. in Finance
  Dissertation: Incentives and Behavior in Markets
  Maastricht University
2011   Visiting Graduate Student
  Goldman School of Public Policy
  University of California, Berkeley
2007 - 2008   M.Sc. in International Economic Studies
  Maastricht University
2003 - 2007   B.Sc. in Business Administration
  Jönköping University

Work in progress:
  • Group-based belief elicitation using Colonel Blotto. (with R. Peeters, 2017).
  • Outcomes or perceived intentions? Reacting to known unknowns. (with N. W. Chan, 2017).
Journal publications: Other publications: Conference presentations:
  • 2016
    Society for Experimental Finance N.A. Meeting, Tucson.
    Economic Science Association N.A. Meeting, Tucson (*).
  • 2015
    M-BEES Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Society for Experimental Finance, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Canadian Experimental and Behavioral Economics Research Group, Toronto, Canada
    Auctions, competition, regulation, and public policy, Lancaster, United Kingdom (*)
  • 2014
    Maine Economics Conference, Waterville
    Borsa Istanbul Behavioral Finance Workshop, Istanbul (*)
    Economic Science Association (ESA) European Meeting, Prague (*)
    Economic Science Association (ESA) North American Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale (*)
  • 2013
    International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC), Boston
    ECCE-USB Sustainable Finance Conference, Cape Town
    INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis
    Financial Management Association Annual Meeting (FMA), Chicago
  • 2012
    Duke University Art, Law and Markets Initiative (DALMI), Durham
    European Economic Association (EEA), Malaga
    Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI), Kyoto
  • 2011
    Southern Economic Association / ACEI (SEA), Washington DC (*)
    Duke University Art, Law and Markets Initiative (DALMI), Durham
    Financial Management Association Annual Meeting (FMA), Denver
    European Economic Association (EEA), Oslo (*)
    Université Libre de Bruxelles (Art Workshop), Brussels
    International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC), Boston
    Financial Management Association Asia (FMA), Queenstown (*)
(*) indicates presentation by co-author.

Seminar presentations:
  • 2016
    VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 2015
    University of Massachusetts at Lowell, MA
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (*)
    Université Saint-Loius, Belgium (*)
  • 2014
    University of Paderborn, Germany (*)
    Department of Economics, Colby College, ME
    Department of Economics and Finance, Durham University, UK
    Department of Economics, Lancaster University, UK
  • 2013
    Center for Finance, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.
  • 2010
    Department of Economics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
    Department of Finance, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
(*) indicates presentation by co-author.

Contact information:
  • Email: l.wolk@vu.nl

Last updated: April 2017.