Jan Feld was a PhD candidate at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), Maastricht University. He holds a Bachelor degree in International Management from the University of Flensburg and a Master degree in Behavioral Economics from Maastricht University. His research interest concerns the economic implications of optimism. Optimists expect good things to happen to them and this might influence a wide variety of economically relevant outcomes. He researched whether optimists are more willing to participate in job training and investigated whether optimism increases the productivity of call center sales agents.
Jan Feld currently starts a post-doc in Gothenburg. His email address is email@example.com