Person

Dr. drs.

Marjolein Harmsen - van Hout

Affiliated Researcher

Harmsen - van Hout, Marjolein

Address

Contact

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Phone: +49 241 80 49835
Fax: +49 241 80 49829

Office Hours

On sabbatical leave; only by arrangement via e-mail
 

Research Interests

  • Communication Network Formation
  • Behavioral & Experimental Economics
  • Mathematical Microeconomics & Econometrics
 

Curriculum Vitae

Marjolein J.W. Harmsen - van Hout was born in 1979 in The Netherlands. She studied Econometrics (specializations Econometrics and Mathematical Economics) and Economics (specialization International Competition Policy) at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Maastricht University and graduated for both on April 29th 2003. Her final thesis was titled “Networks: Formation Models and Efficiency Issues”. From May 1st 2003 Marjolein worked on her PhD project about “Online Consumer-to-Consumer Communication Networks: an Economic Exploration of their Formation and Value” at the Department of Marketing of the same university and was supervised by prof. dr. ir. Benedict G.C. Dellaert (Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and prof. dr. P. Jean-Jacques Herings (Department of Economics). Since October 27th 2008 she has been proceeding as a post-doctoral researcher towards habilitation with the Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior at the Faculty of Business and Economics and the E.ON Energy Research Center of RWTH Aachen University.

 

Publications

Dissertation
Harmsen - van Hout, M.J.W. (2009). Online Consumer-to-Consumer Communication Networks: An Economic Exploration of their Formation and Value, doctoral dissertation, Maastricht: Universitaire Pers. [pdf, 994 kB]

 
Journal Articles (full scholarly peer-review)
Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W., Dellaert B.G.C., Herings P.J.-J. (2016). Heuristic Decision Making in Network Linking, European Journal of Operational Research, 251(1): 158-170. [ScienceDirect]
Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W., Herings P.J.J., Dellaert B.G.C. (2013). Communication Network Formation with Link Specificity and Value Transferability, European Journal of Operational Research, 229(1): 199-211. [ScienceDirect]

 
Book Chapters
Madlener R., Harmsen - van Hout M. J.W. (2011). Consumer Behaviour and the Use of Sustainable Energy, in: I. Galarraga, M. González-Eguino and A. Markandya, Handbook of Sustainable Energy, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham (UK)/Northampton (Mass./US), Chapter 10, pp. 181-210.

 
Working Papers
Atasoy A.T., Harmsen – van Hout M.J.W., Madlener R. (2018). Strategic Demand Response to Dynamic Pricing: A Lab Experiment for the Electricity Market, FCN Working Paper No. 5/2018, Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior, RWTH Aachen University, April. [SSRN]
Oberst C.A., Harmsen – van Hout M.J.W. (2017). Adoption and Cooperation Decisions in Sustainable Energy Infrastructure: Evidence from a Sequential Choice Experiment in Germany, FCN Working Paper No. 14/2017, Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior, RWTH Aachen University, October (revised October 2018). [SSRN]
Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W.,Dellaert B.G.C., Herings P.J.-J. (2014). Heuristic Decision Making in Network Linking, Netspar Discussion Paper, No. 12/2014-060. [SSRN]
Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W., Madlener R., Prang C.D. (2014). Online Discussion among Energy Consumers: A Semi-Dynamic Social Network Visualization, FCN Working Paper No. 23/2014, Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior, RWTH Aachen University, December.
Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W., Ghosh G.S., Madlener R. (2013). The Impact of Green Framing on Consumers’ Valuations of Energy-Saving Measures, FCN Working Paper No. 7/2013, Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior, RWTH Aachen University, April. [SSRN]
Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W., Ghosh G.S., Madlener R. (2013). An Evaluation of Attribute Anchoring Bias in a Choice Experimental Setting, FCN Working Paper No. 6/2013, Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior, RWTH Aachen University, April. [SSRN]
Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W., Herings P.J.-J., Dellaert B.G.C. (2010). Communication Network Formation with Link Specificity and Value Transferability, FCN Working Paper No. 15/2010, Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior, RWTH Aachen University, November.[SSRN]
Harmsen-van Hout M.J.W., Dellaert B.G.C., Herings P.J.-J. (2010). Behavioral Effects in Individual Decisions of Network Formation: Complexity Reduces Payoff Orientation and Social Preferences, FCN Working Paper No. 5/2010, RWTH Aachen University, May. [SSRN]
Harmsen - van Hout M. J. W., Herings P. J.-J., Dellaert B. G. C. (2010). The Structure of Online Consumer Communication Networks, FCN Working Paper No. 3/2010, Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior, Department of Business and Economics, RWTH Aachen University, March. [SSRN]

 
Reports
Virtuelles Institut „Transformation – Energiewende NRW“ (2017): Die Transformation des Industriestandortes Nordrhein-Westfalen im Zeichen der Energiewende. Herausforderungen – Erfolgsfaktoren – Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten. Wuppertal / Berlin.
Madlener R., Rosen C., Päivärinta J., Harmsen – van Hout M.J.W. (2014). Subannual Billing Information for Heating and Water Costs, FCN Project Study on behalf of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Heiz- und Wasserkostenverteilung e.V. (Heiwako), Bonn, February.
Madlener R., Harmsen – van Hout M.J.W., Rosen C., Ghosh G.S. (2013). Understanding Energy Consumer Behavior through Economic AIXperiments, E.ON Energy Research Center Series, Vol. 5, Issue 1, March (ISSN: 1868-7415).

 
Contributions to Conferences and Workshops
Harmsen – van Hout M.J.W. (2019). Onbaatzuchtigheid in de gedragseconomie, Academie Rolduc, January 11, 2019, Kerkrade, Netherlands.
Atasoy A.T., Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W., Madlener R. (2017). Response to Dynamic Electricity Pricing: A Laboratory Tool to Investigate Interventions, Symposium on Psychology and Economics (TIBER), August 25, 2017, Tilburg, Netherlands.
Oberst C.A., Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W. (2017). Adoption and Cooperation Decisions in Sustainable Energy Infrastructure: Evidence from a Sequential Choice Experiment in Germany, 19th INFER Annual Conference, June 7-9, 2017, Bordeaux, France.
Harmsen – van Hout M.J.W. (2016). Effort and Accuracy in Social Preferences: Logit Analysis of Lab-Experimental Data, Maastricht Workshop on Advances in Quantitative Economics, December 19-20, 2016, Maastricht, Netherlands.
Harmsen – van Hout M.J.W. (2016). Effort and Accuracy in Social Preferences, Foundations of Utility and Risk Conference (FUR), June 27-30, 2016, Warwick, United Kingdom.

Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W. (2015). Effort and accuracy in social preferences, Symposium on Psychology and Economics (TIBER 14), August 27, 2015, Tilburg, Netherlands.

Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W., Madlener R., Prang C.D. (2014). Online Discussion among Energy Consumers: A Semi-Dynamic Social Network Visualization, Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society (OR2014), September 2-5, 2014, Aachen, Germany.

Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W., Ghosh G.S., Madlener R. (2013). An Evaluation of Framing Effects and Attribute Anchoring Bias in a Choice Experimental Setting, Symposium on Psychology and Economics (TIBER XII), August 16, 2013, Tilburg, Netherlands.

Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W. (2013). Communication Network Formation with Valuation Heterogeneity, invited seminar presentation (DKE), April 10, 2013, Maastricht, Netherlands.
Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W., Madlener R. (2012). Diffusion via Endogenously and Strategically Formed Networks, invited seminar presentation (Queen’s University), May 4, 2012, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W., Madlener R. (2012). Diffusion via Endogenously and Strategically Formed Networks, invited seminar presentation (GATE), March 16, 2012, St. Etienne, France.
Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W., Herings P.J.-J., Dellaert B.G.C. (2011). Communication Network Formation with Link Specificity and Value Transferability, Meeting on Game Theory (SING7), July 18-20, 2011, Paris, France.
Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W. (2011). Communication Network Formation with Valuation Heterogeneity, Workshop on Economic Heterogeneous Interacting Agents (WEHIA), June 23-25, 2011, Ancona, Italy.
Harmsen - van Hout M.J.W., Dellaert B.G.C., Herings P.J.-J. (2010). Behavioral Effects in Individual Decisions of Network Formation: Complexity Reduces Payoff Orientation and Social Preferences, Maastricht Behavioral and Experimental Economics Symposium (M-BEES), June 11, 2010, Maastricht, Netherlands.

 
Grants & Awards

RWTH Start-Up Grant 2015: € 17,200 for the project Effort and Accuracy in Social Preferences.

 
Referee Service
European Journal of Operational Research
Journal of Public Economic Theory
Ecological Economics
Games
Sustainability
Symmetry