Promotie H.Y. Nguyen
Emotions and Strategic Interactions
This thesis consists of three chapters. My central interest is to study the interaction between emotions and decision making, using affective computing technologies for emotion induction, measurement and analysis. The first chapter evaluates the effect of induced emotional states on risk tolerance. The second chapter explores the causal relationship between specific emotional states and cooperation, by assessing whether specific incidental emotions induce greater or less cooperation in a social dilemma environment. The final chapter considers whether the asymmetric availability of emotion data in a canonical bargaining situation between a buyer and a seller yields an advantage for the person who holds the data.
Yen Nguyen (Doetinchem, the Netherlands, 1989) received a BSc in International Economics and Finance and a MSc in Economics from Tilburg University (Tilburg, The Netherlands). She has been a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Economics since 2013. Her research interests include emotions and decision making, game theory, and affective computing.
- Locatie: Cobbenhagen building, Aula toegang via Koopmans building)
- Promotor: prof. dr. C.N. Noussair
- Copromotor: A.G. Breaban