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prof. dr. R. (Randolph) Sloof

Faculty of Economics and Business
Section Microeconomics
Photographer: FEB

Visiting address
  • Roetersstraat 11
  • Room number: 6.23
Postal address
  • Postbus 15867
    1001 NJ Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    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

    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)

    Course materials are available through the UvA Blackboard Server

  • Links
  • Publications

    2018

    • Kopányi-Peuker, A. G., Offerman, T., & Sloof, R. (2018). Team production benefits from a permanent fear of exclusion. European Economic Review, 103, 125-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2018.01.005 [details]
    • Koudstaal, M., Sloof, R., & van Praag, C. M. (Accepted/In press). Entrepreneurs: Intuitive or contemplative decision makers? Small Business Economics.
    • Sloof, R., & von Siemens, F. (Accepted/In press). Effective Leadership and the Allocation and Exercise of Power in Organisations. Leadership Quarterly.

    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]
    • Sloof, R., & von Siemens, F. (2017). Illusion of control and the pursuit of authority. Experimental Economics, 20, 556-573.

    2016

    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. https://doi.org/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

    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

    • Sloof, R. (1999). Campaign contributions and the desirability of full disclosure laws. Economics and Politics, (11), 83-107. DOI: 10.1111/1468-0343.00054 [details]

    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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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]

    • Sun, J., Schram, A. J. H. C., & Sloof, R. (2018). Media Bias and Elections -- An Experimental Study.
    • Sun, J., Sloof, R., & Schram, A. J. H. C. (2018). A Theory on Media Bias and Elections.

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