Prof. dr. K.I.M. (Kirsten) Rohde

Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Marketing
Affiliated since 2008

Kirsten Rohde is professor of Behavioral Economics and Vice Dean Research at the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), and Associate Director of Erasmus Research Intitute of Management (ERIM). Her main research interests are time, social, and risk preferences. Her research uses a combination of decision theoretical and empirical approaches. Her work also addresses how time, social, and risk preferences relate to health behavior.

Kirsten is a fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and member of ERIM. She serves as associate editor for Management Science.

In the past, Kirsten was head of the Organization, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship group and deputy director of the department of Applied Economics at ESE. She teaches Behavioral Economics and Economics of Negotiations in the Bachelor and Master program. 


  • Academic (36)
    • van Hulsen, M., Rohde, K., & van Exel, J. (2023). Preferences for investment in and allocation of additional healthcare capacity. Social Science and Medicine, 320, 115717. [115717].

    • Dirkmaat, T., Rohde, K., van de Veer, E., van Dijk, B., & Yu, X. (2023). Managing “Last Moment Behavior”: Non-binding target dates to reduce the spikes in task completion at deadlines. Journal of Public Economics, 219, [104813].

    • Kókai, L. L., van der Bijl, M. F., Hagger, M. S., Ó Ceallaigh, D. T., Rohde, K. I. M., van Kippersluis, H., Burdorf, A., Duvekot, J. J., van Lennep, J. E. R., & Wijtzes, A. I. (2022). Needs and preferences of women with prior severe preeclampsia regarding app-based cardiovascular health promotion. BMC Women's Health, 22(1), [427].

    • van Hulsen, M., Rohde, K., & van Exel, J. (2022). Consideration of others and consideration of future consequences predict cooperation in an acute Social Dilemma: An application to COVID-19. Oxford Open Economics, [odac005].

    • Dewies, M., Merkelbach, I., van der Scheer, W. K., Rohde, K., & Denktas, S. (2022). Do you consider human behaviour to be stable or malleable? Your answer can influence your preferences for policy instruments. Journal of Behavioral Public Administration, 5(1).

    • Dieteren, C. M., Van Hulsen, M. A. J., Rohde, K. I. M., & Van Exel, J. (2022). How should ICU beds be allocated during a crisis? Evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic. PLoS ONE, 17(8 August), [e0270996].

    • Kókai, L. L., van der Bijl, M. F., Hagger, M. S., Ó Ceallaigh, D. T., Rohde, K. I. M., van Kippersluis, H., van Lennep, J. E. R., & Wijtzes, A. I. (2022). Perceived determinants of physical activity among women with prior severe preeclampsia: a qualitative assessment. BMC Women's Health, 22, [133].

    • Dewies, M., Etman, A., Merkelbach, I., Rohde, K., & Denktas, S. (2022). Call first, pay later: stimulating debtors to contact their creditors improves debt collection in the context of financial scarcity. Behavioural Public Policy, 1-18.

    • Kókai, L. L., O Ceallaigh, D., Wijtzes, A. I., Roeters van Lennep, J. E., Hagger, M. S., Cawley, J., Rohde, K. I. M., van Kippersluis, H., & Burdorf, L. (2022). Moving from intention to behaviour: a randomised controlled trial protocol for an app-based physical activity intervention (i2be). BMJ Open, 12(1), [e053711].

    • Benschop, N., Nuijten, ALP., Keil, M., Rohde, K., Lee, JS., & Commandeur, H. (2021). Construal level theory and escalation of commitment. Theory and Decision, 91(1), 135-151.

    • Dewies, M., Schop-Etman, A., Rohde, K. I. M., & Denktaş, S. (2021). Nudging is Ineffective When Attitudes Are Unsupportive: An Example from a Natural Field Experiment. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 43(4), 213-225.

    • Rohde, K. (2019). Measuring Decreasing and Increasing Impatience. Management Science, 65(4), 1700-1716.

    • Rohde, K., & Gerber, A. (2018). Weighted Temporal Utility. Economic Theory, 66(1), 187-212.

    • Wouters, S., van Exel, J., Rohde, K., Vromen, J., & Brouwer, W. (2017). Acceptable health and priority weighting: discussing a reference-level approach using sufficientarian reasoning. Social Science & Medicine, 181(May), 158-167.

    • Rohde, K., & Verbeke, W. (2017). We like to see you in the gym—A field experiment on financial incentives for short and long term gym attendance. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 134, 388-407.

    • Li, Z., Rohde, K., & Wakker, P. (2017). Improving One’s Choices by Putting Oneself in Others’ Shoes—An Experimental Analysis. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 54(1), 1-13.

    • Bleichrodt, H., Gao, Y., & Rohde, K. (2016). A measurement of Decreasing Impatience for Health and Money. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 52(3), 213-231.

    • Rohde, IMT., & Rohde, K. (2015). Managing social risks – tradeoffs between risks and inequalities. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 51(2), 103-124.

    • Wouters, S., van Exel, J., Rohde, K., & Brouwer, W. (2015). Are all health gains equally important? An exploration of acceptable health as reference point in health care priority setting. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 13, 79.

    • Bleichrodt, H., Rohde, K., Spinu, V., Keskin, U., & Wakker, P. (2015). Discounted Utility and Present Value—A Close Relation. Operations Research, 63(6), 1420-1430.

    • Gerber, A., & Rohde, K. (2015). Eliciting Discount Functions when Baseline Consumption Changes over Time. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 116, 56-64.

    • Wouters, S., van Exel, J., van den Donk, M., Rohde, K., & Brouwer, W. (2015). Do people desire to be healthier than other people? A short note on positional concerns for health. The European Journal Of Health Economics, 16(1), 47-54.

    • Bleichrodt, H., Potter van Loon, R., Rohde, K., & Wakker, P. (2013). A Criticism of Doyle's Survey of Time Preference: A Correction Regarding the CRDI and CADI Families. Judgment and Decision Making, 8(5), 630-631.

    • Bleichrodt, H., Rohde, K., & Van Ourti, T. (2012). An Experimental Test of the Concentration Index. Journal of Health Economics, 31(1), 86-98.

    • Rohde, IMT., & Rohde, K. (2011). Risk Attitudes in a Social Context. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 43(3), 205-225.

    • Attema, A., Bleichrodt, H., Rohde, K., & Wakker, P. (2010). Time-Tradeoff Sequences for Analyzing Discounting and Time Inconsistency. Management Science, 56(11), 2015-2030.

    • Gerber, A., & Rohde, K. (2010). Risk and Preference Reversals in Intertemporal Choice. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 76(3), 654-668.

    • Rohde, K. (2010). The Hyperbolic Factor: a Measure of Time-Inconsistency. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 41(2), 125-140.

    • Rohde, K. (2010). A Preference Foundation for Fehr and Schmidt's Model of Inequity Aversion. Social Choice and Welfare, 34(4), 537-547.

    • Rohde, K. (2009). Decreasing relative impatience. Journal of Economic Psychology, 30(6), 831-839.

    • Bleichrodt, H., Rohde, K., & Wakker, P. (2009). Non-Hyperbolic Time Inconsistency. Games and Economic Behavior, 66(1), 27-38.

    • Rohde, K. (2008). Arbitrage opportunities in frictionless markets with sophisticated investors. Economic Theory, 34(2), 389-393.

    • Bleichrodt, H., Rohde, K., & Wakker, P. (2008). Koopmans' Constant Discounting for Intertemporal Choice: A Simplification and a Generalization. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 52(6), 341-347.

    • Bleichrodt, H., Rohde, K., & Wakker, P. (2008). Combining additive representations on subsets into an overall representation. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 52(5), 304-310.

    • Herings, PJJ., & Rohde, K. (2008). On the completeness of complete markets. Economic Theory, 37(2), 171-201.

    • Herings, PJJ., & Rohde, K. (2006). Time-inconsistent preferences in a general equilibrium model. Economic Theory, 591-619.

  • Professional (5)
    • Lipman, S., Kókai, L., Rohde, K., van Kippersluis, H., Granic, G., & Oude Groeniger, J. (2022). Multidisciplinair onderzoek naar preventie in smarter choices for better health. VGE Bulletin.

    • Rohde, K. (2020). Uitstelgedrag. AUDIT Magazine, 19(4), 64-65.

    • van Hulsen, M., Rohde, K., & van Exel, J. (2020). Het Nederlandse coronabeleid als sociaal dilemma. VGE Bulletin, 37(2), 17-19.

    • van Exel, J., van Hulsen, M., & Rohde, K. (2020). In tijden van coronavirus vertrouwt de burger de arts. Economisch-Statistische Berichten, 105(4785), 226-227.

    • Rohde, K. (2014). Tussen denken & doen - de nobele taak van nudging. Tijdschrift voor Marketing, 2014(9), 48-51.

  • Academic (1)
    • Kronenberg, C., van Kippersluis, H., & Rohde, K. (2014). What drives the association between health and portfolio choice? Netspar (Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement).

  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Wim Rietdijk
  • Time frame: 2010 - 2016
  • Role: Daily Supervisor, Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Zhihua Li
  • Time frame: 2010 - 2014
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Iris Versluis
  • Time frame: 2012 - 2016
  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Nick Benschop
  • Time frame: 2012 - 2016
  • Role: Promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Merel van Hulsen
  • Time frame: 2017 -
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Indy Bernoster
  • Time frame: 2014 - 2018
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Annelot Wismans
  • Time frame: 2018 - 2022
As: Speaker
Research Seminar
As: Speaker


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