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16 Nov 2015Press releaseConsumer prefers name-brand over store-brand products through lack of information
PRESS RELEASE 9-11-2015 - When people purchase painkillers for a headache, but also when they buy salt or sugar, they opt for brand-name products, even if there are cheaper store-brand products with the same composition. This can be explained by a lack of information and product knowledge. This was shown by a large-scale study in the United States by the Tilburg economist Bart Bronnenberg and colleagues of the University of Chicago, published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics..
09 Nov 2015Press releaseBehavioral economics applied to new pension contracts: shock-resistant and tailor-made
PRESS RELEASE 11-09-2015 - The optimal new pension contract can and must take into account people’s need for certainty and the possibility to spread the risk of financial setbacks out over time. Servaas van Bilsen argues this in his PhD thesis, Essays on Intertemporal Consumption and Portfolio Choice, which he defended at Tilburg University on November 4.
26 Oct 2015NewsINET Financial Stability Program Grant for Stephan Hollander and Laurence van Lent
The Institute for New Economic Thinking, a New York City based nonprofit think tank founded by George Soros, has awarded a grant of $75,000 to a joint research project on political uncertainty submitted by Stephan Hollander, Laurence van Lent (Dept. of Accountancy, Tilburg University), Tarek Hassan (University of Chicago), and Ahmed Tahoun (LBS).
Werker, Bas, Hallin, M., & Akker, Ramon van den (2016). Semiparametric error-correction models for cointegration with trends: Pseudo-Gaussian and optimal rank-based tests of the cointegration rank. Journal of Econometrics, 190(1), 46-61.
Bovenberg, A.L., Mehlkopf, R.J., & Nijman, T.E. (2016). The promise of defined-ambition plans: Lessons for the United States. In O.S. Mitchell & R. Shea (Eds.), Reimagining Pensions: The Next 40 Years. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Levering, R.C., Oerlemans, L.A.G., Noorderhaven, N.G., & Ligthart, R. (2016). Collaboration in project networks: The case of the Dutch shipbuilding industry. In J. Sydow, J. SchÃ¼ssler, & G. MÃ¼ller-Seitz (Eds.), Managing inter-organizational relations: Debates and cases (pp. 287-295). London: Palgrave Macmillan.