28 Sep 2015NewsAlumni TiSEM nominated for the AM Generali Innovation Thesis prize
Gerdien Ridderbos , alumni Marketing Research at Tilburg University , has been nominated for the AM Generali Innovation Thesis prize . The prize is awarded annually to the college or university student with the best thesis on innovation in financial services. On November 17th 2015 the winner will be announced .
11 Sep 2015VideoSam Bowles on incentives and morality
You can't replace good Government by good incentives says Sam Bowles, Research Director of Behavioral Sciences Santa Fe Institute.
Bowles gave a key lecture at TILEC's conference "Shifting preferences" on september 1, at KNAW in Amsterdam.
Because of the use of financial incentives, people don't act anymore with moral reasons "to do good" but more like shopping and pay for it.
Economist should learn they can't solve all problems with incentives.
07 Sep 2015NewsLove conquers all but nicotine: no spousal peer effects on the decision to quit smoking
If two partnered individuals both smoke, the decision of one of them to quit smoking may lead the other to quit smoking as well. Spousal peer effects on quit-smoking behavior are interesting from policy point of view because if they exists anti-smoking policies get ‘two for the price of one’. Therefore, Ali Palali from Tilburg University investigates in his dissertation the spousal peer effects on the decision to quit smoking in couples to see if the quit decision of one partner affects the other. The results show however that there are no spousal peer effects.
04 Sep 2015Press releaseData Challenge: tracking ship movements and detecting illness in children
Tilburg University data science researchers help non-profit organizations to address Big Data challenges. At a symposium on September 11th, they will present cases of Greenpeace and Jeroen Bosch Hospital to illustrate both solutions and challenges offered by Big Data.
Postek, K.S., Hertog, D. den, & Melenberg, B. (2015). Computationally Tractable Counterparts of Distributionally Robust Constraints on Risk Measures (revision of CentER DP 2014-031). (CentER Discussion Paper, 2015-0047). Tilburg: Operations research.