Veni Grant Awarded to TI Fellow Chen Li and TI Alumnus Bastian Ravestijn
TI Fellow Chen Li and TI Alumnus Bastian Ravestijn have won a Veni grant.
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded an annual grant Veni grant to 166 young researchers. Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Veni is a grant for researchers who have recently obtained their PhD. The grant comprises 250,000 euro.
TI Fellow Chen Li (Erasmus University Rotterdam) has received the grant for her research project, 'Trapped in Gender Stereotypes?'
Research proposal: The pursuit of gender equality is an uphill-battle where invisible stereotypes keep holding people back. This project uses techniques from behavioral economics to reduce stereotypes. It delivers a new measure of stereotypes and the resulting welfare costs, identifies biases that trap people in stereotypes, and provides new inequality-reducing tools.
TI Alumnus Bastian Ravestijn (Erasmus University Rotterdam) was awarded for his project 'Improving access to mental health care'.
Research proposal: Some individuals with mental illness do not receive enough treatment, while others receive too much. This project uses the 2012 introduction of a copay in the Netherlands as a natural experiment to investigate the extent to which out-of-pocket payments can ensure optimal access to mental health care.
For the full list of laureats and summaries of their research, please visit NWO website.