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Peter Wakker is professor of decision under uncertainty at Behavioral Econ. of Erasmus School of Econ. (ESE). He works in behavioral economics and on risk/ambiguity. He has published in leading journals in economics, business, medicine, psychology, statistics, and mathematics. He was the best-publishing Dutch economist in 1994, 1998, 2003, and 2007, and collaborated with three Nobel-prize winners. He is the 157th most influential economist, and the 20463th most influential researcher over all disciplines (Ioannidis, Boyack, & Baas 2020 Table 6). Köbberling & Wakker (2005) is among the 50 most influential papers in Journal of Economic Theory (Shell, Borgers, & Pavan (2020). Wakker received a Medical Decision Making Career Achievement Award (2007), the Frank P. Ramsey Medal (2013; highest award of INFORMS Decision Analysis Society), and an Honorary doctorate in economics (University of St. Gallen 2016). He frequently gives advices on insurance in the media. He is a director of the research group Behavioral Economics. Personal website.


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