UMIO Lecturers and Experts
Paul Smeets


Paul Smeets

Professor in Philanthropy and Sustainable Finance

Paul’s 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 his free time, he enjoys playing improvisation theatre and playing the keyboard.

His research particularly focuses on understanding what motivates millionaires to give to charity, how the rich think about income redistribution and how money increases happiness. He is a co-founder of the Sustainable Finance master programme at Maastricht University.

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