About this session

In this interactive session Thomas will focus on consumer financial decision making. First, he will demonstrate how biases and heuristics often lead consumers to making wrong choices. Second, he will show how those biases and heuristics can be used to develop smart nudges to move consumers in the right direction.


Thomas Post

Thomas Post

Associate Professor of Finance
Maastricht University & Open University


Thomas Post is Associate Professor of Finance at Maastricht University and Open University and affiliated with Netspar. He received his PhD from Humboldt University Berlin. He held visiting positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of New South Wales, and worked for KPMG. In his research and teaching he looks at (1) understanding the psychological motivations that drive households’ financial decisions and (2) developing nudges and interventions to change financial behaviors for the better.

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