KLI PhD Colloquia – Leon Hilbert – 19/01/2022

The KLI is proud to present the program of the new PhD Colloquia. The goal of this online colloquium series is to give KLI members in the advanced stages of their PhD the opportunity to present their work to a wider audience. This also provides a platform to bring together both junior and senior members of the KLI.

In each colloquium, one junior member of the KLI will give a 45-minute talk about the research that they have been doing for their PhD. At the end of the talk there is 15 minutes for questions and discussion.

The third colloquium will take place on January 19, 2022, 16:00.
Leon Hilbert (University of Leiden) will be presenting his work titled “The effects of financial scarcity on decision-making”.

Abstract: Even in the richest countries of the world, a substantial number of people suffer from financial scarcity. Over the past years, research has investigated how this experience of lacking needed financial resources affects decision-making, cognition, emotions, and health. In this talk, I will present three main findings of my PhD project on financial scarcity from experimental, longitudinal, and cross-cultural studies: First, financial scarcity increases temporal discounting––which is the tendency to devalue future outcomes. Second, financial scarcity is associated with an increase in financial avoidance, and vice versa. Third, financial scarcity decreases perceived lack of control over one’s life. Besides my own research, I will discuss the state of the literature on financial scarcity theory, as well as it’s achievements and challenges remaining.

We would like to invite all junior and senior KLI members to attend the colloquia! Also please share the event with colleagues from different departments, outside academia, different universities, and different countries. All colloquia are openly accessible!

To register and join the colloquia, use the following link:
After registration, you will receive notifications about future colloquia.

Organizers of the PhD colloquia:
Terence das Dores Cruz (VU)
Felix Grundmann (RUG