Founding Columnist

Mirre Stallen

Mirre Stallen is an assistant professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands and a senior researcher in the Poverty Interventions department at the Applied University of Amsterdam., where she studies what happens in our brain when we make decisions. Central to her research is the application of scientific insights to address societally relevant issues, such as poverty and consequences arising from the growing gap between the rich and everyone else. She conducts field studies and combines methods and theories from neuroscience, psychology, and economics in order to develop effective policy interventions. She received her Ph.D. from Erasmus University Rotterdam.