Prof. A.A.J. van Hoorn (André)

Professor - International Economics

Prof. A.A.J. van Hoorn (André)
Visiting address

Heyendaalseweg 141

Postal address

Postbus 9108

Working days Monday, Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning, Thursday, Friday

André is an economist studying and lecturing on dissimilarities, inequality, and socioeconomic interactions between members of different human social groups.

His past and current teaching involves a variety of courses, including an undergraduate course in Behavioral and Experimental Economics and a graduate course in International Business and Trade. His research focuses on two interrelated themes:
1. The first theme concerns measuring and documenting various types of differences and distances between countries and other human social groups such as ethnicities (e.g., cultural differences, socio-economic inequality);
2. The second theme concerns the impact of these differences and intergroup distances on economic actors and on their socioeconomic interactions with actors belonging to other groups.

André’s research combines disciplines, particularly economics, international business and sociology. His work has been published in a variety of internationally recognized outlets, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA and American Sociological Review. He also publishes regularly in practitioner journals.

Specialties: Globalization & identity, values, social norms & culture, happiness & human development

Research theme
  • (Dis)similarities and socioeconomic interactions between members of social groups


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