Merle van den Akker

  Merle van den Akker is a PhD student in Behavioural Science, at the Warwick Business School. She studies the effect different payment methods, especially contactless and mobile methods, have on how e manage our personal finances. In her "free" time she writes articles on personal finance, behavioural science, behavioural finance and life as a PhD student, these are all published on Money on the Mind. With DDI, she writes on personal and behavioural finance, to ensure that knowledge from academia trickles into the mainsteam, and can help as many people as possible!

 



17 Stories by Merle van den Akker

How 20 Minutes a Day can Save Your Finances

There never seems to be any time for introducing changes to your life. Especially big changes simply seem too daunting to implement. We find...
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What’s Your Level? (Level-k Theory Explained)

Imagine a classroom filled with approximately 30 students. The class is a lecture on neuroeconomics, the students are all behavioural scientists or behavioural economists....
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Decentralized Finance Part 2: The Behavioral Science Perspective

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is making waves with several of its (crypto-)currencies, platforms and protocols becoming more and more prominent in the news and other...
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Decentralized Finance: Future or Farce?

Decentralized Finance, often referred to as DeFi if you’re really short on letters, is a form of finance that doesn’t rely on a central...
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6 Steps to Make You Spend LESS

A lot of Behavioural Science, and Behavioural Economics and Behavioural Finance are just as guilty of this. go on and on about theoretical frameworks,...
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