Ph.D. (Philipp) Koellinger

Erasmus School of Economics
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Affiliate Member ERIM
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2006

Philipp Koellinger is an associate professor of economics and entrepreneurship at the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE).

His research interests are in the fields of entrepreneurship, behavioural economics and genoeconomics. His current research focuses on the role of genes and cognitive limits and their affect on economic behaviour.

Professor Koellinger is a principal investigator of the Gentrepreneur Consortium and the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium.

His work has been awarded several academic prizes and grants and his scholarly articles have been published in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. He is currently one of the associate editors of Small Business Economics.

Professor Koellinger teaches the economics of innovation and entrepreneurship at the ESE.

  • Koellinger, P.D., Benjamin, D. & Cesarini, D. (2013). 4th workshop of the Social Science Genetics Association Consortium.
  • Koellinger, P.D. (periode: 2011 t/m 2011). Principal Investigator Position at: Social Science Genetic Association Consortium.
  • Koellinger, P.D. (periode: 2009 t/m 2009). Principal Investigator Position at: Gentrepreneur Consortium.

Key Publications (3)

  • Koellinger, P.D. & Minniti, M. (2009). Unemployment benefits crowd out entrepreneurial activity. Economics Letters, 103(2), 96-98.[go to publisher's site]
  • Koellinger, P.D. (2008). Why are some entrepreneurs more innovative than others? Small Business Economics, 31(1), 21-37.[go to publisher's site]
  • Koellinger, P.D., Minniti, M. & Schade, Ch. (2007). I think I can, I think I can: Overconfidence and entrepreneurial behavior. Journal of Economic Psychology, 28(4), 502-527.
  • Ward, M.E., McMahon, G, St Pourcain, B, Evans, DM, Rietveld, C.A., Benjamin, D.J., Koellinger, P.D., Cesarini, D., SSGAC, The, Davey Smith, G. & Timpson, NJ (2014). Genetic variation associated with differential educational attainment in adults has anticipated associations with school performance in children. PLoS One, 9(7), e100248.
  • Loos, M.J.H.M. van der, Rietveld, C.A., Eklund, N, Koellinger, P.D., Rivadeneira Ramirez, F., Abecasis, GR, Ankra-Badu, GA, Baumeister, SE, Benjamin, D.J., Biffar, R, Blankenberg, S, Boomsma, D.I., Cesarini, D., Cucca, F, Geus, E.J.C. de, Dedoussis, G, Deloukas, P, Dimitriou, M, Eiriksdottir, G, Eriksson, J, Gieger, C, Gudnason, V, Hohne, B, Holle, R, Hottenga, J.J., Isaacs, A, Jarvelin, MR, Johannesson, M, Kaakinen, M, Kahonen, M, Kanoni, S, Laaksonen, MA, Lahti, J, Launer, L.J., Lehtimaki, T, Loitfelder, M, Magnusson, PKE, Naitza, S, Oostra, B.A., Perola, M, Petrovic, K, Quaye, L, Raitakari, O, Ripatti, S, Scheet, P, Schlessinger, D, Schmidt, CO, Schmidt, H., Schmidt, R., Senft, A., Smith, AV, Spector, T.D., Surakka, I, Svento, R, Terracciano, A, Tikkanen, E, Duijn, C.M. van, Viikari, J, Volzke, H, Wichmann, HE, Wild, PS, Willems, S.M., Willemsen, G, Rooij, F.J.A. van, Groenen, P.J.F., Uitterlinden, A.G., Hofman, A. & Thurik, A.R. (2013). The Molecular Genetic Architecture of Self-Employment. PLoS One, 8(4).
  • Rietveld, C.A., Cesarini, D., Benjamin, D.J., Koellinger, P.D., Neve, JE De, Tiemeier, H.W., Johannesson, M, Magnusson, PKE, Pedersen, NL, Krueger, RF & Bartels, M. (2013). Molecular genetics and subjective well-being. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of Ame, 110(24), 9692-9697.
  • Loos, M.J.H.M. van der, Rietveld, C.A., Eklund, N, Koellinger, P.D., Rivadeneira Ramirez, F., Abecasis, GR, Ankra-Badu, GA, Baumeister, SE, Benjamin, D.J., Biffar, R, Blankenberg, S, Boomsma, D.I., Cesarini, D., Cucca, F, Geus, E.J.C. de, Dedoussis, G, Deloukas, P, Dimitriou, M, Eiriksdottir, G, Eriksson, J, Gieger, C, Gudnason, V, Hoehne, B, Holle, R, Hottenga, J.J., Isaacs, A.J., Jarvelin, MR, Johannesson, M, Kaakinen, M, Kahonen, M, Kanoni, S, Laaksonen, MA, Lahti, J, Launer, L.J., Lehtimaki, T, Loitfelder, M, Magnusson, PKE, Naitza, S, Oostra, B.A., Perola, M, Petrovic, K, Quaye, L, Raitakari, O, Ripatti, S, Scheet, P, Schlessinger, D, Schmidt, CO, Schmidt, H., Schmidt, R., Senft, A., Smith, AV, Spector, T.D., Surakka, I, Svento, R, Terracciano, A, Tikkanen, E, van Duijn, CM, Viikari, J, Voelzke, Henry, Wichmann, H-E., Wild, PS, Willems, S.M., Willemsen, G, Rooij, F.J.A. van, Groenen, P.J.F., Uitterlinden, A.G., Hofman, A. & Thurik, A.R. (2013). The Molecular Genetic Architecture of Self-Employment. PLoS One, 8(4), e60542.[go to publisher's site]
  • Koellinger, P.D., Van der Loos, M., Rietveld, C.A., Benjamin, D.J., Cesarini, D., Eklund, N, Willems, S.M., Groenen, P.J.F., Uitterlinden, A.G., Hofman, A., Thurik, A.R. & Gentrepreneur Consortium, The (2013). GWA studies on entrepreneurship: The trade-off between phenotype accuracy and sample size. Behavior Genetics.
  • Mazar, M., Dawes, C., Loewen, P.J., Cesarini, D., Koellinger, P.D., Johannesson, M. & Magnusson, PKE (2013). The heritability of moral standards for everyday dishonesty. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
  • Loos, M.J.H.M. van der, Haring, R, Rietveld, C.A., Baumeister, SE, Groenen, P.J.F., Hofman, A., Jong, F.H. de, Koellinger, P.D., Kohlmann, T., Nauck, M.A., Rivadeneira Ramirez, F., Uitterlinden, A.G., Rooij, F.J.A. van, Wallaschofski, H. & Thurik, A.R. (2013). Serum testosterone levels in males are not associated with entrepreneurial behavior in two independent observational studies. Physiology & Behavior, 119, 110-114.[go to publisher's site]
  • Rietveld, C.A., Medland, SE, Derringer, J, Yang, J., Esko, T, Martin, N.W., Westra, HJ, Shakhbazov, K, Abdellaoui, A, Agrawal, A., Albrecht, E, Alizadeh, B.Z., Amin, N., Barnard, J, Baumeister, SE, Benke, KS, Bielak, LF, Boatman, JA, Boyle, PA, Davies, G., Leeuw, C. de, Eklund, N, Evans, DS, Fehrmann, R, Fischer, K., Gieger, C, Gjessing, HK, Hägg, S, Harris, JR, Hayward, C, Holzapfel, C, Verbaas, C.A., Ingelsson, E, Jacobsson, B, Joshi, PK, Jugessur, A, Kaakinen, M, Kanoni, S, Karjalainen, J, Kolcic, I, Kristiansson, K, Kutalik, Z, Lahti, J, Lee, SH, Lin, P, Lind, PA, Liu, Y., Lohman, K, Loitfelder, M, McMahon, G, Marques Vidal, P, Meirelles, O, Milani, L, Myhre, R, Nuotio, ML, Oldmeadow, CJ, Petrovic, KE, Peyrot, WJ, Polasek, O, Quaye, L, Reinmaa, E, Rice, JP, Rizzi, TS, Schmidt, H., Schmidt, R., Smith, AV, Smith, JA, Tanaka, T, Terracciano, A, Loos, M.J.H.M. van der, Vitart, V, Völzke, H, Wellmann, J, Yu, L, Zhao, W, Allik, J, Attia, JR, Bandinelli, S, Bastardot, F, Beauchamp, J., Bennett, DA, Berger, K., Bierut, L, Boomsma, D.I., Bültmann, U, Campbell, H, Chabris, C.F., Cherkas, L, Chung, MK, Cucca, F, Andrade, M de, Jager, PL De, De Neve, J.E., Deary, IJ, Dedoussis, GV, Deloukas, P, Dimitriou, M, Eiriksdottir, G, Elderson, MF, Eriksson, JG, Evans, DM, Faul, JD, Ferrucci, L, Garcia, ME, Grönberg, H, Gudnason, V, Hall, P., Harris, JM, Harris, T.B., Hastie, ND, Heath, AC, Hernandez, DG, Hoffmann, W., Hofman, W.H.A., Holle, R, Holliday, EG, Hottenga, J.J., Iacono, WG, Illig, T, Järvelin, MR, Kähönen, M, Kaprio, J, Kirkpatrick, RM, Kowgier, M, Latvala, A, Launer, L.J., Lawlor, DA, Lehtimäki, T, Li, J., Lichtenstein, P., Lichtner, P, Liewald, DC, Madden, PA, Magnusson, PKE, Mäkinen, TE, Masala, M, McGue, M, Metspalu, A, Mielck, A., Miller, MB, Montgomery, GW, Mukherjee, S., Nyholt, DR, Oostra, B.A., Palmer, LJ, Palotie, A, Penninx, BWJH, Perola, M, Peyser, PA, Preisig, M, Räikkönen, K, Raitakari, OT, Realo, A, Ring, SM, Ripatti, S, Rivadeneira, F., Rudan, I, Rustichini, A, Salomaa, V, Sarin, AP, Schlessinger, D, Scott, R.J., Snieder, H, St Pourcain, B, Starr, JM, Sul, JH, Surakka, I, Svento, R, Teumer, A, Lifelines Cohort Study, THE, Tiemeier, H., Rooij, F.J.A. van, Van Wagoner, DR, Vartiainen, E, Viikari, J, Vollenweider, P, Vonk, JM, Waeber, G, Weir, DR, Wichmann, H-E., Widen, E, Willemsen, G, Wilson, JF, Wright, AF, Conley, D., Davey-Smith, G, Franke, L, Groenen, P.J.F., Hofman, A., Johannesson, M, Kardia, SLR, Krueger, RF, Laibson, D., Martin, NG, Meyer, MN, Posthuma, D, Thurik, A.R., Timpson, NJ, Uitterlinden, A.G., Duijn, C.M. van, Visscher, P.M., Benjamin, D.J., Cesarini, D. & Koellinger, P.D. (2013). GWAS of 126,559 individuals identifies genetic variants associated with educational attainment. Science, 240(6139), 1467-1471.[go to publisher's site]
  • Loos, M.J.H.M. van der, Haring, R, Rietveld, C.A., Baumeister, SE, Groenen, P.J.F., Hofman, A., Jong, F.H. de, Koellinger, P.D., Kohlmann, T., Nauck, M.A., Rivadeneira, F., Uitterlinden, A.G., Rooij, F.J.A. van, Wallaschofski, H. & Thurik, A.R. (2013). Serum testosterone levels in males are not associated with entrepreneurial behavior in two independent observational studies. Physiology & Behavior, 119, 110-114.
  • Bartels, M., Okbay, A., Derringer, J, De Neve, J.E., Rietveld, C.A., Minica, C, Walters, R, Krueger, RF, Cesarini, D., Koellinger, P.D. & Benjamin, D.J. (2013). Genome-wide association meta-analyses for positive. Behavior Genetics.
  • Rietveld, C.A., Koellinger, P.D., Benjamin, D.J., Cesarini, D., Davey Smith, G., Davies, G., Deary, IJ, Johannesson, M, Plomin, R, Posthuma, D & Visscher, P.M. (2013). Are SNPs associated with educational attainment also associated with cognitive function. Behavior Genetics, 43(6), 538-538.
  • Koellinger, P.D. & Thurik, A.R. (2012). Entrepreneurship and the business cycle. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 94(4), 1143-1156.
  • Benjamin, D.J., Cesarini, D., Loos, M.J.H.M. van der, Dawes, C.T., Koellinger, P.D., Magnusson, PKE, Chabris, C.F., Conley, D., Laibson, D.I., Johannesson, M & Visscher, P.M. (2012). The genetic architecture of economic and political preferences. Behavior Genetics, 42(6), 919-920.
  • Rietveld, C.A., Medland, SE, Derringer, J, Benjamin, D.J., Cesarini, D. & Koellinger, P.D. (2012). Meta-analysis of Educational Attainment GWAS: the Social Science Genetics Association Consortium. Behavior Genetics, 42(6), 964-964.
  • Koellinger, P.D., Minniti, M. & Schade, Ch. (2012). Gender differences in entrepreneurial propensity. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 75(2), 213-234.[go to publisher's site]
  • Benjamin, D.J., Cesarini, D., Loos, M.J.H.M. van der, Dawes, C.T., Koellinger, P.D., Magnusson, PKE, Chabris, C.F., Conley, D., Laibson, D.I., Johannesson, M. & Visscher, P.M. (2012). The molecular genetic architecture of economic and political preferences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of Ame, 109(21), 8026-8031.[go to publisher's site]
  • Roessler, C. & Koellinger, P.D. (2012). Entrepreneurship and organization design. European Economic Review, 56(4), 888-902.[go to publisher's site]
  • Beauchamp, J.P., Cesarini, D., Johannesson, M., Loos, M.J.H.M. van der, Koellinger, P.D., Groenen, P.J.F., Fowler, J.H., Rosenquist, J.N., Thurik, A.R. & Christakis, N.A. (2011). Molecular genetics and economics. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 25(4), 57-82.[go to publisher's site]
  • Schade, Ch., Kunreuther, H.C. & Koellinger, P.D. (2011). Protecting against low probability desasters - A large stake experiment. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 25(5), 534-543.[go to publisher's site]
  • Loos, M.J.H.M. van der, Groenen, P.J.F., Hofman, A., Koellinger, P.D., Rivadeneira, F., Rooij, F.J.A. van, Thurik, A.R. & Uitterlinden, A.G. (2011). De genetica van ondernemerschap. Economisch-Statistische Berichten, 96(4609s), 30-36.
  • Loos, M.J.H.M. van der, Koellinger, P.D., Groenen, P.J.F., Rietveld, C.A., Rivadeneira, F., Rooij, F.J.A. van, Uitterlinden, A.G., Hofman, A. & Thurik, A.R. (2011). Candidate gene studies and the quest for the entrepreneurial gene. Small Business Economics, 37(3), 269-275.[go to publisher's site]
  • Koellinger, P.D., Minniti, M. & Schade, Ch. (2011). Excess entry and entrepreneurial decisions: The role of overconfidence. In M Minniti (Ed.), The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship (pp. 11-30). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Loos, M.J.H.M. van der, Koellinger, P.D., Groenen, P.J.F. & Thurik, A.R. (2010). Genome-wide association studies and the genetics of entrepreneurship. European Journal of Epidemiology, 25(1), 1-3.[go to publisher's site]
  • Koellinger, P.D., Loos, M.J.H.M. van der, Groenen, P.J.F., Thurik, A.R., Rivadeneira, F., Rooij, F.J.A. van, Uitterlinden, A.G. & Hofman, A. (2010). Genome-wide assocation studies in economics and entrepreneurship research: promises and limitations. Small Business Economics, 35(1), 1-18.[go to publisher's site]
  • Block, J.H. & Koellinger, P.D. (2009). I can't get no satisfaction - Necessity entrepreneurship and procedural utility. Kyklos, 62(1), 191-209.
  • Koellinger, P.D. & Thurik, A.R. (2009). Ondernemerschap en de recessie. Economisch-Statistische Berichten, 94(4557), 202-204.
  • Groenen, P.J.F., Hofman, A., Koellinger, P.D., Loos, M.J.H.M. van der, Rivadeneira, F., Rooij, F.J.A. van, Thurik, A.R. & Uitterlinden, A.G. (2008). Genome-wide association for loci influencing entrepreneurial behavior: The Rotterdam Study. Behavior Genetics, 38, 628-629.
  • Koellinger, P.D. (2008). The relationship between technology, innovation, and firm performance - empirical evidence from e-business in Europe. Research Policy, 37(8), 1317-1328.[go to publisher's site]
  • Block, J.H. & Koellinger, P.D. (2007). Peer influence in network markets: an empirical investigation. Schmalenbach Business Review, 59(4), 364-386.
  • Koellinger, P.D. & Minniti, M. (2006). Not for lack of trying: American entrepreneurship in black and white. Small Business Economics, 27(1), 59-79.
  • Koellinger, P.D., Minniti, M. & Schade, Ch. (2006). Characteristics of entrepreneurs across countries - Evidence from a CART approach. In D. Demougin & Ch. Schade (Eds.), An Economic Perspective on Entrepreneurial Decision Making (pp. 51-71). Berlin: Duncker and Humblodt.
  • Koellinger, P.D. & Schade, Ch. (2006). Heuristics, biases, and the behavior of entrepreneurs. In M. Minniti (Ed.), Entrepreneurship - The Engine of Growth, Volume 1 - People (pp. 41-64). Westport: Praeger.
  • Koellinger, P.D.. Technological change - An analysis of the diffusion and implications of e-business technologies. Humboldt-University Berlin. Prom./coprom.: Ch. Schade.
  • Koellinger, P.D. (2011, februari 01). Policies for high potential entrepreneurship – An economist’s perspective. Brussels, European Commission DG Enterprise - Innogrips workshop on high-growth SMEs.

Editorial positions

  • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Business Venturing

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Small Business Economics

    Associate Editor

  • Electronic Markets

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Zeitschrift fur Betriebswirtschaft

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Technovation

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Experimental Psychology

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

Organization Membership

Side positions

  • German Institute of Economic Research - DIW Berlin

    Research Affiliate

  • EIM

    Researcher

Past courses

Address

Visiting address

Office: H12-14
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Work in progress

Koellinger, P.D., Benjamin, D. & Cesarini, D. (2013). 4th workshop of the Social Science Genetics Association Consortium.
Koellinger, P.D. (periode: 2011 t/m 2011). Principal Investigator Position at: Social Science Genetic Association Consortium.

Latest publication

Ward, M.E., McMahon, G, St Pourcain, B, Evans, DM, Rietveld, C.A., Benjamin, D.J., Koellinger, P.D., Cesarini, D., SSGAC, The, Davey Smith, G. & Timpson, NJ (2014). Genetic variation associated with differential educational attainment in adults has anticipated associations with school performance in children. PLoS One, 9(7), e100248.