M.A.J. (Merel) van Hulsen MSc

Merel van Hulsen
Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM PhD Candidate
Field: Marketing
Affiliated since 2017

PhD Track Social value orientation and preference for redistribution

This project aims to study preferences for income redistribution in the general population from an economic perspective, supplemented with insights from the humanities (mainly philosophy) and social psychology. What choices for distribution do people make behind a ‘veil of ignorance’? Do people have a preference for equity, for the worse-off? To what extent do they adjust their preferences after the state of the world (and their position) is revealed? How do these (changes in) preferences relate to people’s general competitive, individualistic, pro-social or altruistic preferences? And is there a difference in preferences for different types of goods? For instance, are preferences more equitable when it concerns primary goods such as health or education than when it concerns income?

Time frame
2017 -


Visiting address

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam