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Job Krijnen

Postdoctoral Researcher 2016-2019

Job worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UCLA's Anderson School of Management with Prof. Craig Fox in the Uncertainty Lab.

His research focused on human judgment and decision making, with a specific interest in financial judgments and decisions under uncertainty and in the application of behavioral science in policy.


Job completed his doctoral degree at the Social Psychology department of Tilburg University (the Netherlands), where he also obtained a master’s degree in economic psychology and a master’s degree in social and behavioral sciences. At Tilburg University, he primarily studied the psychological mechanisms underlying inertia in retirement saving. 

Job currently works as a Behavioral Scientist for Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

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I graduated from Harvard College in 2010 with a degree in Social Studies, focusing on Organizational Behavior. At UCLA my research interests lie at the intersection of social psychology, behavioral economics, and JDM. In particular, I’m interested in how low-income households manage volatility and uncertainty in their financial lives.
I have a professional background applying behavioral science research in business and policy settings. I worked at BEworks, a Toronto-based consulting firm dedicated to applied behavioral economics. More recently, I worked as a consultant and researcher at the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics in Nairobi, Kenya. At Busara, I led several projects exploring how stress and uncertainty influences patterns of savings, spending, and credit decisions amongst people living in severe poverty.

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