Prof Dr P.M.A. Smeets
"My passion is to understand what motivates people to give to charities and to invest not only for financial return but also for social return. In my free time, I enjoy playing improvisation theatre and playing the keyboard.”
My research particularly focuses on understanding what motivates millionaires to give to charity, how the rich think about income redistribution and how money increases happiness. I am a co-founder of the Sustainable Finance Master Program at Maastricht University.
Professional career history
Visiting Scholar at the University of California Los Angeles
Visiting Scholar at the University of California San Diego
Visiting Scholar at the Toulouse School of Economics