BRiO News

BRiO is hiring!

The BRiO research center is looking to fill a two-year funded post-doctoral position for the academic years 2023-2024 and 2024-2025. We welcome candidates from Organizational Behavior, Psychology, Economics, or related disciplines. Candidates should be strong in quantitative methods and must defend their dissertations prior to September, 2023. Responsibilities include conducting high-quality research, taking part in BRiO activities, and helping to organize research seminars. Teaching is not required, but possible. The working language of the group is English.

To apply, please create a single PDF which merges (1) a motivation letter (2) a CV which includes three references (3) a research statement and (4) a working paper. Send this document to Astrid Hopfensitz at Please format your email subject line as "BRIO post-doc Application + [your family name]". Applications received before the end of June 2023 will be prioritized.

Upcoming event:

Members of the BRiO group are involved into the organisation of the 2023 ESA world meeting that will take place from 26 to 29 June in Lyon. For more information visit the conference website at:

Astrid Hopfensitz on the role of single men during the COVID-19 pandemic

Astrid Hopfensitz wrote an article in The Conversation on the role single men played during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read the piece here.

The academic paper that this is based on was published in the Journal of Economics Psychology. The paper uses data from 46,450 respondents in 67 countries and reveals that married people are more likely to comply with protective health measures than single people. And this is especially true for men.

Lauren Keating on Achieving Your Goals

BRiO member Lauren Keating has published an article in The Conversation on how to best achieve your goals. You can read the full article here.

She has also been interviewed about her research on stress mindset, on the podcast, "Welcome to the New Normal". 

Gordon Sayre on Pay Volatility

BRiO member Gordon Sayre recently published an article in the Journal of Applied Psychology on the harmful effects of pay volatility. You can read his summary of this work on The Conversation. The research has also been covered by the American Psychological Association, U.S. News and World Report, Science Daily, and others.

Selected publications from BRiO members


Bao, T., Corgnet, B., Hanaki, N., Riyanto, Y. E., & Zhu, J. (2023). Predicting the unpredictable: New experimental evidence on forecasting random walks. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 146, 104571.

Baillon, A., Yoram H., & Chen L. (2022). Randomize at your own Risk: on the Observability of Ambiguity Aversion. Econometrica, vol 90:3, pp.1085-1107.

Barragan-Jason, G. and A. Hopfensitz (2022). Self-control is negatively linked to pro-sociality in young children. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.

Borau, S., Couprie, H. and A. Hopfensitz (2022). The prosociality of married people: evidence from a large multinational sample. october (92), Journal of Economic Psychology

Bosch-Rosa, C., & Corgnet, B. (2022). Cognitive finance. In Handbook of Experimental Finance (pp. 73-88). Edward Elgar Publishing.

Corgnet, B., Deck, C., DeSantis, M., & Porter, D. (2022). Forecasting Skills in Experimental Markets: Illusion or Reality?. Management Science, 68(7), 5216-5232.

Keating, L. A., & Heslin, P. A. (2022). A Lay Theory Perspective on Age-Based Stereotyping. Work, Aging and Retirement, 8(4), 375-378.

Sayre, G. M. (2022). The costs of insecurity: Pay volatility and health outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology.

Tisserand, J-C., A. Hopfensitz, S. Blondel, Y. Loheac, C. Mantilla, G. Mateu, J. Rosaz, A. Rozan, M. Willinger, A. Sutan (2022). Management of common pool resources in a nation-wide experiment. Ecological Economics 

Tognetti, A., Durand, V., Dubois, D., Barkat-Defradas, M., Ferdenzi, C. and A. Hopfensitz (2022). The smell of cooperativeness: Do human body odours advertise cooperative behaviours? British Journal of Psychology, may, 113(2): 531-546

Van Der Zee, S., Poppe, R., Havrileck, A., & Baillon A. (2022). A Personal Model of Trumpery: Linguistic Deception Detection in a Real-World High-Stakes Setting. Psychological Science, vol 33:1, pp.3-17