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  • 06 Dec 2017News

    Victor H. Gonzalez: The Psychological Effects of Poverty
    PhD Defence, December 8

    What is the influence of psychological and social factors on the individual’s motivation to pursue economic outcomes? In his dissertation entitled On the Psychological Motives of Economic Performance, Victor H. Gonzalez studies how emotions and cognitive biases influence economic success and how social factors that are external to the individual, such as being in the state of poverty, affect this relationship. Read more

  • 04 Dec 2017News

    Jonathan Malagón on Central banking in Latin America
    External factors or monetary shocks are still the decisive factors of monetary policies in Latin America. ECB's Quantitative Easing policy is a strong example for this, argues Jonathan Malagón González, who held his PhD Defense on December 1st at Tilburg University. Read more

  • 01 Dec 2017News

    Shanghai University of Finance and Economics celebrates its 100th year anniversary
    On Saturday November 18th the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in Shanghai, China, a partner university of Tilburg University, celebrated its 100th year anniversary. The date nearly coincided with the 90th year anniversary celebration on Thursday November 16th of Tilburg University. On behalf of Tilburg University Frans Greidanus, Advisor to the Executive Board, and Junwei Fu, Representative of Tilburg University in China, attended the Event. Speeches were held by several Government Officials and University representatives, including the Party Secretary, President, alumni and students. The event was attended by an audience of more than a thousand people and opened and concluded by songs from a large choir consisting of University alumni, students and staff. Read more

  • 24 Nov 2017Direct link

    The Economist: Netherlands fishmongers accuse herring-tasters of erring

  • 24 Nov 2017News

    Stefan ten Eikelder: a double winner Operations Research student
    Stefan ten Eikelder was already in the spotlight for his Master thesis at the 2017 Education Bazaar where he won TiU Best Master Thesis prize. But the recognition for his Master thesis work extends beyond Tilburg University. In November Stefan won the prestigious Philips Data Science in Healthcare prize awarded by Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities). Read more

  • 23 Nov 2017News

    Evaluation Double Degree program with Universitas Indonesia
    On 22 November a delegation from Universitas Indonesia, Faculty of Economics and Business, paid a visit to TiSEM to discuss the current Double Degree agreement with the BSc Economics and BSc International Business Administration. Read more

  • 20 Nov 2017News

    Top publication Dick den Hertog and Trevor Zhen
    Trevor Zhen and Dick den Hertog have a paper accepted in Operations Research. Read more

  • 17 Nov 2017News

    Frans de Ruiter wins "2017 INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize"
    PhD student Frans de Ruiter has won the prestigious “2017 INFORMS Optimization Society Student Paper Prize” for his paper “Duality in Two-Stage Adaptive Linear Optimization: Faster Computation and Stronger Bounds”, co-authored with Dimitris Bertimas (MIT). Read more

  • 09 Nov 2017News

    Elisabeth Kempf wins KVS medal for best PhD thesis in economics
    Dr. Elisabeth Kempf has won the KVS medal for the best PhD thesis in economics in the period 2014-2017. The prize was awarded by the Royal Netherlands Economic Association (KVS) for her thesis Essays in corporate finance and financial intermediation, with which she earned her PhD from Tilburg University in June 2016. Her PhD supervisor was Professor Olivier Spalt. Earlier this year, she also won the J.C. Ruigrok Award 2017. Read more

  • 02 Nov 2017Press release

    Why disseminating new ideas often fails
    PRESS RELEASE 2 November 2017 - When are creative ideas both new and useful? We normally only get to see the success stories, which makes it difficult to conclude if new ideas do indeed tend to be more useful than ideas that are only marginally original. Recent research shows that it is social factors rather than usefulness that decide if new ideas are successful or not. Read more