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prof. dr. R. (Randolph) Sloof


  • Faculty of Economics and Business
    Section Microeconomics
  • Visiting address
    REC E
    Roetersstraat 11  Room number: 6.23
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15867
    1001 NJ  Amsterdam
  • R.Sloof@uva.nl
    T: 0205255241

Positions

2008-present Professor of Organizational Economics, Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam
2008-present Fellow of the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE), University of Amsterdam
2000-present Research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute, research theme 'Institutions and Decision Analysis'

Research programme

Markets & Organizations

Research interests

Experimental economics
Organizational economics
Behavioral contract theory
Personnel economics
Game theory

Dissertation title

Game-theoretic models of the political influence of interest groups (1997),University of Amsterdam

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching activities

Current year

Contract Theory (Tinbergen Institute)

Markets & Organizations

Previous years

Economics of Management and Organization I
Economics of Management and Organization II
Economcs of Entrepreneurship

Thesis supervision

Eszter Czibor (PhD)

Anita Kopanyi-Peuker (PhD)

Martin Koudstaal (PhD)

Laura Rosendahl-Huber (PhD)

2017

  • de Haan, T., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2017). Discrimination in the labour market: the curse of competition between workers. Economic Journal, 127(603), 1433–1466. DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12352  [details] 
  • Rosendahl Huber, L., Sloof, R., & Van Praag, M. (2017). The effect of incentives on sustainable behavior: evidence from a field experiment. Labour Economics, 45, 92-106. DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2016.11.012  [details] 
  • Kopányi-Peuker, A., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2017). Fostering cooperation through the enhancement of own vulnerability. Games and Economic Behavior, 101, 273-290. DOI: 10.1016/j.geb.2015.10.001  [details] 

2016

  • Koudstaal, M., Sloof, R., & van Praag, M. (2016). Risk, uncertainty, and entrepreneurship: evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment. Management Science, 62(10), 2897-2915. DOI: 10.1287/mnsc.2015.2249  [details] 
  • Sloof, R., & von Siemens, F. (in press). Illusion of control and the pursuit of authority. Experimental Economics.

2015

  • Sloof, R., & van Praag, M. (2015). Testing for Distortions in Performance Measures: An Application to Residual Income Based Measures like Economic Value Added. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 24(1), 74-91. DOI: 10.1111/jems.12080  [details] 
  • de Haan, T., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2015). Money talks? An experimental investigation of cheap talk and burned money. International Economic Review, 56(4), 1385-1426. DOI: 10.1111/iere.12141  [details] 

2014

  • Dominguez Martinez, S., Sloof, R., & von Siemens, F. A. (2014). Monitored by your friends, not your foes: strategic ignorance and the delegation of real authority. Games and Economic Behavior, 85, 289-305. DOI: 10.1016/j.geb.2014.02.003  [details] 
  • Rosendahl Huber, L., Sloof, R., & van Praag, M. (2014). The effect of early entrepreneurship education: evidence from a field experiment. European Economic Review, 72, 76-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2014.09.002  [details] 

2013

2011

2010

  • Sloof, R., & van Praag, C. M. (2010). The effect of noise in a performance measure on work motivation: A real effort laboratory experiment. Labour Economics, 17(5), 751-765. DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2010.03.001  [details] 

2008

2007

  • Maximiano, S. M. S. N., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. H. (2007). Gift exchange in a multi-worker firm. Economic Journal, 117(522), 1025-1050. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0297.2007.02065.x  [details] 
  • Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. H. (2007). Promotion rules and skill acquisition: an experimental study. Economica, 74, 259-297. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0335.2006.00537.x  [details] 
  • Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. (2007). Who should invest in specific training? Journal of Population Economics, 20(2), 329-357. DOI: 10.1007/s00148-005-0032-0  [details] 
  • Sloof, R., Oosterbeek, H., & Sonnemans, J. H. (2007). Does making specific investments unobservable boost investment incentives? Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 16(4), 911-942. DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-9134.2007.00162.x  [details] 
  • Sloof, R., Oosterbeek, H., & Sonnemans, J. (2007). On the importance of default breach remedies. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 163(1), 5-22. DOI: 10.1628/093245607780181856  [details] 
  • Sloof, R., Sonnemans, J. H., & Oosterbeek, H. (2007). Underinvestment in training? In J. Hartog, & H. Maassen van den Brink (Eds.), Human Capital: Advances in Theory and Evidence (pp. 113-133-Part II:8). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2006

  • Sloof, R., Oosterbeek, H., Riedl, A. M., & Sonnemans, J. H. (2006). Breach remedies, reliance and renegotiation. International Review of Law and Economics, 26(3), 263-296. DOI: 10.1016/j.irle.2006.11.002  [details] 

2005

  • Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & van Klaveren, C. (2005). Worker reciprocity and employer investment in training. Economica, 72(285), 137-149. DOI: 10.1111/j.0013-0427.2005.00405.x  [details] 
  • Sloof, R. (2005). Opting out: An experimental comparison of bazaars versus high-tech markets. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 161(4), 589-620. DOI: 10.1628/093245605775075979 

2004

  • Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & van de Kuilen, G. (2004). Cultural differences in ultimatum game experiments: evidence from a meta-analysis. Experimental Economics, 7(2), 171-188. DOI: 10.1023/B:EXEC.0000026978.14316.74 
  • Sloof, R. (2004). Finite horizon bargaining with outside options and threat points. Theory and Decision, 57(2), 109-142. DOI: 10.1007/s11238-004-4319-5 
  • Sloof, R., Sonnemans, J. H., & Oosterbeek, H. (2004). Specific investments, holdup, and the outside option principle. European Economic Review, 48(6), 1399-1410. DOI: 10.1016/S0014-2921(03)00017-5 

2003

  • Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. H. (2003). An experimental comparison of reliance levels under alternative breach remedies. RAND Journal of Economics, 34(2), 205-222. DOI: 10.2307/1593714  [details] 

2001

  • Sonnemans, J. H., Oosterbeek, H., & Sloof, R. (2001). On the relation between asset ownership and specific investments. Economic Journal, 111(474), 791-820. DOI: 10.1111/1468-0297.00660  [details] 

2000

  • Sloof, R. (2000). Interest group lobbying and the delegation of policy authority. Economics and Politics, 12(3), 247-274. DOI: 10.1111/1468-0343.00077  [details] 
  • Sloof, R., & van Winden, F. A. A. M. (2000). Show them your teeth first! A game-theoretic analysis of lobbying and presure. Public Choice, 104(1-2), 81-120. DOI: 10.1023/A:1005139726166  [details] 

1999

1998

  • Sloof, R. (1998). Game-theoretic models of the political influence of interest groups. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. [details] 

1997

  • Potters, J. J. M., Sloof, R., & van Winden, F. A. A. M. (1997). Campaign expenditures, contributions and direct endorsements: The strategic use of information and money to influence voter behaviour. European Journal of Political Economy, 13, 1-31. DOI: 10.1016/S0176-2680(96)00032-8 
  • Sloof, R. (1997). Competitive Lobbying for a Legislators Vote. Social Choice and Welfare, 14(3), 449-464. DOI: 10.1007/s003550050078  [details] 
  • Sloof, R. (1997). Lobbying when the Decisionmaker can acquire independent information. Public Choice, 91(2), 199-207. DOI: 10.1023/A:1004964105609  [details] 

1996

  • Potters, J. J. M., & Sloof, R. (1996). Interest groups: a survey of empirical models that try to assess their influence. European Journal of Political Economy, 12, 403-442. DOI: 10.1016/S0176-2680(96)00008-0  [details] 

2005

  • Sloof, R., & van Praag, C. M. (2005). Performance measurement, expectancy and agency theory: An experimental study. (Scholar Working Papers Series; No. WP 52/05). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam/Tinbergen Institute. [details] 

2004

  • Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & van de Kuilen, G. (2004). Cultural differences in ultimatum game experiments: Evidence from a meta-analysis. Experimental Economics, 7, 171-188. DOI: 10.1023/B:EXEC.0000026978.14316.74  [details] 
  • Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. (2004). Specific investments, holdup, and the outside option principle. European Economic Review, 48, 1399-1410. DOI: 10.1016/S0014-2921(03)00017-5  [details] 
  • Sloof, R. (2004). Price-setting power versus private information: An experimental evaluation of their impact on holdup. (Scholar Working Paper Series; No. WP 42/04). University of Amsterdam: Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Sloof, R. (2004). Finite horizon bargaining with outside options and threat points. Theory and Decision, 57, 109-142. DOI: 10.1007/s11238-004-4319-5  [details] 

2002

  • Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & van Klaveren, C. P. B. J. (2002). Worker reciprocity and employer investment in training. (Scholar Working Paper Series; No. WP 35/02). Unknown Publisher. [details] 
  • Sloof, R., Oosterbeek, H., Riedl, A., & Sonnemans, J. (2002). Breach remedies, reliance and negotiation. (Scholar Working Paper Series; No. WP28/02). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Sloof, R., Oosterbeek, H., & Sonnemans, J. (2002). Does making specific investments unobservable boost investment incentives? (Scholar Working Paper Series; No. WP 37/02). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 

2001

  • Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. (2001). Promotion rules and skill acquisition: An experimental study. Unknown Publisher. [details] 
  • Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. (2001). Who should invest in firm specific training? (Scholar Working Paper Series; No. WP 16/01). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Sloof, R., Oosterbeek, H., Riedl, A., & Sonnemans, J. (2001). Breach remedies, reliance and renegotiation. Unknown Publisher. [details] 

2015

  • Dur, R., & Sloof, R. (2015). Canon 16: de economie van personeel en organisatie. Economisch-Statistische Berichten, 100(4715), 471-475. [details] 

2016

  • Koudstaal, M. (2016). Common wisdom versus facts: How entrepreneurs differ in their behavioral traits from other occupational groups [details] 

2015

1997

  • Sloof, R. (1997). Game-theoretic Models of the Political influence of Interst Groups. Amsterdam: Thesis Publishers [details] 

2017

  • Beetsma, R. M. W. J., Debrun, X., & Sloof, R. (2017). The political economy of fiscal transparency and independent fiscal councils. (IMF Working Paper; No. 17/195). Washington: International Monetary Fund. [details] 
  • Barirani, A., Sloof, R., & van Praag, M. (2017). The Origins and Extent of Entrepreneurial Action-Orientedness:: An Experimental Study. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. 17-006/VII). Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2898878  [details] 

2015

  • Czibor, E., Onderstal, S., Sloof, R., & van Praag, M. (2015). Does relative grading help male students? Evidence from a field experiment in the classroom. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Kopányi-Peuker, A., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2015). Team production benefits from a permanent fear of exclusion. (CREED working paper). Amsterdam: Center for Research in Experimental Economics and Political Decsion Making, Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Kopányi-Peuker, A., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2015). Team production benefits from a permanent fear of exclusion. (Tinbergen Institute discussion paper; No. TI 2015-067/VII). Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 

2014

  • Czibor, E., Onderstal, S., Sloof, R., & van Praag, M. (2014). Does relative grading help male students? Evidence from a field experiment in the classroom. (IZA discussion paper; No. 8429). Bonn: Forschungsinstituut zur Zukunft der Arbeit. [details] 
  • Czibor, E., Onderstal, S., Sloof, R., & van Praag, M. (2014). Does relative grading help male students? Evidence from a field experiment in the classroom. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Koudstaal, M., Sloof, R., & van Praag, M. (2014). Risk, uncertainty and entrepreneurship: evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI 2014-136/VII). Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
  • Rosendahl Huber, L., Sloof, R., & van Praag, M. (2014). Jacks-of-all-trades? The effect of balanced skills on team performance. (IZA Discussion Paper; No. 8237). Bonn: IZA. [details] 
  • Sloof, R., & von Siemens, F. A. (2014). Illusion of control and the pursuit of authority. (CESifo Working Paper; No. 4764). Munich: CESifo Group Munich. [details] 

2013

  • Kopányi-Peuker, A. G., Offerman, T. J. S., & Sloof, R. (2013). Fostering Cooperation Through the Enhancement of Own Vulnerability. University of Amsterdam.
  • Kopányi-Peuker, A., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2013). Fostering cooperation through the enhancement of own vulnerability. Amsterdam: CREED, University of Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
  • de Haan, T., Offerman, T. J. S., & Sloof, R. (2013). Discrimination in the Labor Market: the Curse of Competition between Workers. University of Amsterdam.
  • de Haan, T., Offerman, T. J. S., & Sloof, R. (2013). Money Talks? An Experimental Investigation of Cheap Talk and Burned Money. University of Amsterdam.

2012

  • Dominguez-Martinez, S., Sloof, R., & von Siemens, F. (2012). Monitored by your friends, not your foes: Strategic ignorance and the delegation of real authority. Universiteit van Amsterdam/ Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
  • Kopányi-Peuker, A., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2012). Fostering cooperation through the enhancement of own vulnerability. (CREED Working Paper). Amsterdam: Center for Research in Experimental Economics and Political Decision Making, Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Kopányi-Peuker, A., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2012). Fostering cooperation through the enhancement of own vulnerability. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI 2012-132/1). Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
  • Rosendahl Huber, L., Sloof, R., & van Praag, M. (2012). The effect of early entrepreneurship education: evidence from a randomized field experiment. (IZA Discussion Papers; No. 6512). IZA. [details] 
  • Rosendahl Huber, L., Sloof, R., & van Praag, M. (2012). The effect of early entrepreneurship education: evidence from a randomized field experiment. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI 2012/041/3). Amsterdam / Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
  • de Haan, T., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2012). Discrimination in the labor market: the curse of competition between workers. (CREED Working Papers). Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details] 
  • de Haan, T., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2012). Money talks? An experimental investigation of cheap talk and burned money. (CREED Working papers). Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details] 

2011

  • de Haan, T., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2011). Discrimination in the labor market: the curse of competition between workers. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI2011-174/1). Amsterdam/Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
  • de Haan, T., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2011). Money talks? An experimental investigation of cheap talk and burned money. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI2011-069/1). Amsterdam/Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
  • de Haan, T., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2011). Money talks? An experimental investigation of cheap talk and burned money. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam, School of Economics. [details] 

2010

  • Dominguez-Martinez, S., Sloof, R., & von Siemens, F. (2010). Monitoring your friends, not your foes: strategic ignorance and the delegation of real authority. (CESifo working paper series; No. 3172). München: CESifo. [details] 
  • Dominguez-Martinez, S., Sloof, R., & von Siemens, F. (2010). Monitoring your friends, not your foes: strategic ignorance and the delegation of real authority. (Tinbergen Institute discussion papers; No. TI 2010-101/1). Amsterdam / Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
  • Goeree, J. K., Offerman, T. J. S., & Sloof, R. (2010). Demand Reduction and Preemptive Bidding in License Auctions. Universiteit van Amsterdam.
  • de Haan, T., Offerman, T. J. S., & Sloof, R. (2010). Noisy Signaling: Theory and Experiment. Universiteit van Amsterdam.

2009

  • Goeree, J. K., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2009). Demand reduction and preemptive bidding in multi-unit license auctions. (Working Paper Series; No. 430). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. (2009). The interaction between explicit and relational incentives: an experiment. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI 2009-030/1). Amsterdam / Rotterdam: Tinbergen Instituut. [details] 
  • de Haan, T., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2009). Noisy signaling: theory and experiment. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 

2008

  • Goeree, J. K., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2008). Demand reduction and preemptive bidding in multi-unit license auctions. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Sloof, R., & van Praag, C. M. (2008). The effect of noise in a performance measure on work motivation: A real effort laboratory experiment. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI 2008-074/1). Amsterdam / Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
  • Sloof, R., & van Praag, M. (2008). The degradation of distorted performance measures: An application to residual income based measures like EVA. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI 2008-072/3). Amsterdam / Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
  • Cunyat, A., & Sloof, R. (2008). Employee types and endogenous organizational design: An experiment. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI 2008-019/1). Amsterdam / Rotterdam: Tinbergen Instituut. [details] 

2007

  • Maximiano, S. M. S. N., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. H. (2007). Gift exchange and the separation of ownership and control. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam.
  • de Haan, T., Offerman, T. J. S., & Sloof, R. (2007). What is the informational impact of randomness in signaling costs? Theory and experiment. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam.

2006

  • Goeree, J. K., Offerman, T. J. S., & Sloof, R. (2006). Demand Reduction and Preemptive Bidding in License Auctions. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam.
  • Maximiano, S., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. (2006). Gift exchange and the separation of ownership and control. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI2006-037/1). Amsterdam / Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
  • Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. H. (2006). Rent-seeking versus productive activities in a multi-task experiment. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam.

2004

  • Sloof, R. (2004). Opting out: An experimental comparison of bazaars versus high-tech markets. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 

2001

  • Oosterbeek, H., Riedl, A. M., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. H. (2001). Breach remedies, reliance and renegotiation. (CREED Working Paper). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. H. (2001). Who should invest in firm specific training? (CREED Working Paper). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. H. (2001). Who should invest in firm specific training? (SCHOLAR Working Paper; No. WP 16/01). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & van de Kuilen, G. (2001). Cultural differences in ultimatum game experiments: evidence from a meta-analysis. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Sloof, R. (2001). Finite horizon bargaining with outside options and threat points. (SCHOLAR Working Paper; No. WP 17/01). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Sloof, R., Leuven, E., Oosterbeek, H., & Sonnemans, J. H. (2001). An experimental comparison of reliance levels under alternative breach remedies. (SCHOLAR Working Paper; No. WP 21/01). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 

1999

  • Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. H. (1999). Promotion rules and skill acquisition: An experimental study. (CREED Working Paper). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Oosterbeek, H., Sloof, R., & Sonnemans, J. H. (1999). Promotion rules and skill acquisition: An experimental study. (SCHOLAR Working Paper; No. WP 07/00). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 
  • Sloof, R., Sonnemans, J. H., & Oosterbeek, H. (1999). Specific investments, hold-up, and the outside option principle: an experimental study. (CREED Working Paper). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details] 

1997

  • Sloof, R. (1997). Campaign Contributions and the Desirability of Full Disclosure Laws. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI 1997-068/1). Amsterdam / Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
  • Sloof, R. (1997). Interest group influence and the delegation of police authority. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI 1997-069/1). Amsterdam / Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 

1996

  • Sloof, R., & van Winden, F. A. A. M. (1996). Show them your teeth first! A game-theoretic analysis of lobbying and pressure. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI 96-35/1). Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute.

1995

  • Potters, J. J. M., & Sloof, R. (1995). Interest groups: A survey of empirical models that try to assess their influence. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI 95-085). Amsterdam / Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
  • Potters, J. J. M., Sloof, R., & van Winden, F. A. A. M. (1995). Campaign expenditures, contributions and direct endorsements: The strategic use of information and money to influence voter behavior. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI 95-129). Amsterdam / Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
  • Sloof, R. (1995). Competitive lobbying for a legislator's vote. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI 95-232). Amsterdam / Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
  • Sloof, R. (1995). Lobbying when the decisionmaker can acquire independent information: a comment. (Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper; No. TI 95-233). Amsterdam / Rotterdam: Tinbergen Institute. [details] 
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