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  • 01 Apr 2015News

    Willem Buijink Professor of Accounting at Open University
    As of April 1, Willem F. J. Buijink has been appointed Professor of Accounting at the Faculty of Management Science & Technology at the Open University for 0.2 FTE for a period of three years. Read more

  • 27 Mar 2015News

    Brabant Energy Agreement presented
    On 20 March 2015 the Energie Akkoord Brabant (Brabant Energy Agreement) was presented by the initiators among whom Tilburg University / Telos. A number of the strategic partners committed to the goals and aspirations for the short and longer term. The project was coordinated by the Social and Economic Council (SER) Brabant. Read more

  • 25 Mar 2015Press release

    Tilburg University fastest riser in Keuzegids Masters 2015
    In the 2015 edition of the Keuzegids for the Master’s programs, Tilburg University is ranking sixth, four places higher than in 2014. The university’s overall score is 61.5 points. As a result, Tilburg University is the fastest riser of all universities. In the Keuzegids Masters 2015, all Master’s programs in the Netherlands are assessed and compared.

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  • 25 Mar 2015News

    National thesis award for alumnus Maarten de Ridder
    Maarten de Ridder, alumnus of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management, has received yet another prize for his Master thesis ‘The Impact of Nominal Rigidities on State Level Business Cycle Dynamics in the US’. Read more

  • 13 Mar 2015News

    Alumna Marketing Management nominated for Dutch Marketing Thesis Award
    Marlie Joosten, alumna of the Master in Marketing Management, is one of six nominees for the Dutch Marketing Thesis Award 2015. She wrote a masters' thesis on the impact of temperature, color and smell on consumer behavior in supermarkets. The winner will be announced on March 19th. Read more

  • 11 Mar 2015Press release

    Labor market key to reducing excessive risk taking by bankers
    Excessive bonuses and risk taking in the financial sector are inherent in the competition on the labor market for bankers. This is argued by Anton van Boxtel in his PhD thesis, which he will defend at Tilburg University on March 16. Given this situation, reducing excessive risk through taxes or bonus caps is very hard to achieve. Measures reducing labor market mobility might provide a solution. “Making it harder for bankers to switch from one employer to the next will make it cheaper for banks to keep their employees. This in turn may lead to lower bonuses and thus to less risk,” Van Boxtel states. Read more

  • 23 Feb 2015Press release

    Investors biased against foreign-sounding names
    A fund manager by the name of Mustafa gets 10% less investments than a fund manager by the name of John. Investors tend to buy less stocks from funds managed by people with foreign-sounding names, even though their performance is the same. That is the conclusion of a study by Tilburg University Professor Oliver Spalt and two colleagues from Mannheim and Miami. “Discrimination matters in financial markets”, states Spalt. Read more

  • 12 Feb 2015News

    Students get unique insight in European financial world
    A study trip for Master’s students of professor Sylvester Eijffinger's Seminar Financial Economics appeared to coincide with the European Central Bank’s announcement on Quantitative Easing. Read more

  • 10 Feb 2015News

    Lans Bovenberg most influential Dutch economist
    Professor of Economics Lans Bovenberg remains the most influential Dutch economist in the recently published so-called ‘Polderparade 2014’, a ranking of the fourty Dutch and Flemish economists who had the most citations in Dutch and Flemish journals. Labour economist Ronald Dekker (ReflecT) is the highest newcomer in the ranking, with a 17th place. Read more

  • 04 Feb 2015News

    Management’s religion determines hospital strategy
    After over 50 years of secularization in Europe, religious beliefs still influence management decisions. That is the main conclusion of new research by Jens Prüfer and Lapo Filistrucchi of the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC). Read more

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