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    5037 AB Tilburg


1989 …2019
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Research interests

Jan Potters is professor of economics at the Department of Economics and a fellow of CentER. His main area of research is experimental economics. He uses this method to study a variety of topics in behavioral economics, game theory, industrial organization, and public economics.

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·  (30K109)   Advancing Society: Markets, Games and Behavior

·  (30L302)   Experimental and Behavioral Economics

·  (310161)   Seminar Economics and Psychology of Social Norms and Strategic Behavior

·  (230351)   Behavioral Economics (CentER)

·  (230356)   Experimental Economics 1 (CentER)

·  (230357)   Experimental Economics 2 (CentER)


Current courses

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  • Game Theory
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Experimental Economics

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Research Output 1989 2019

Frequency of interaction, communication and collusion: An experiment

Bigoni, M., Potters, J. & Spagnolo, G., Nov 2019, In : Economic Theory. 68, 4, p. 827-844

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Imperfect monitoring

An experiment on cooperation in ongoing organizations

Xu, X. & Potters, J., Mar 2018, In : Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 147, p. 28-40

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


Experimental industrial organization

Brandts, J. & Potters, J., 2018, Handbook of Game Theory and Industrial Organization, Vol II. Corchon, L. & Marini, M. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Vol. II. p. 453-474

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Industrial organization
Network effects
Consumer products

Friends for (almost) a day: Studying breakaways in cycling races

Brouwer, T. & Potters, J., Aug 2018, In : Journal of Economic Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

social dilemma
group size
small group

The effect of competition on risk taking in contests

Spadoni, L. & Potters, J., 2018, In : Games. 9, 3, 72.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Interaction Effects
High Performance

Activities 1996 2016

  • 2 Editorial activity
  • 1 Membership of board
  • 1 Membership of committee
  • 1 Invited talk

DAF Technology Lab (External organisation)

Jan Potters (Member)
2016 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardScientific

Department of Economics (Organisational unit)

Jan Potters (Chair)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

De Economist (Journal)

Jan Potters (Editorial board member)
2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (Journal)

Jan Potters (Editorial board member)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Gift exchange experiments: The role of reciprocity and the matching-structure

J.J.M. Potters (Speaker)
12 Apr 1996

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Projects 1998 2012

Essays on trust and communication

Ismayilov, H. & Potters, J.


Project: Research project

Essays in behavioral industrial organization

Kalayci, K. & Potters, J.


Project: Research project

The evolution of exchange networks

Potters, J.


Project: Research project

Consumer choice with unawareness

Woertman, W. H., Potters, J. & ten Raa, T.


Project: Research project

Prizes / Recognition