Research Economics and Management

With our research we focus on the themes of labor markets, aging, sustainability, innovation, market governance, banking, financial markets, entrepreneurship, marketing, and consumer behavior.

News Economics and Management

  • 26 Mar 2019News

    Research Grant from the Foundation for Auditing Research for Bart Dierynck and Christian Peters
    Bart Dierynck (Associate Professor of Accounting) and Christian Peters (Research Master student Accounting) received a research grant from the Foundation for Auditing Research to investigate learning processes in audit firms. Read more

  • 21 Mar 2019News

    Pensions in Transition: New Netspar Program Off the Ground
    Pension think-tank and knowledge network Netspar - founded at Tilburg University - has secured funding for a new program term and is launching an ambitious research agenda for 2019-2023, "Netspar NexT", with the support of its partners. Approximately 1 million euros will be available annually for new research on the social and economic consequences of an aging society. Read more

  • 21 Mar 2019News

    Research Grant for Robin Litjens
    Dr. Robin Litjens RA, assistent-professor Financial Accounting from the Department of Accounting at TiSEM negotiated with audit firm Accon a discrete research grant amounting to 75,000 - 150,000 euros with a five to ten year horizon. Read more

  • 15 Mar 2019News

    US News Best Global Universities for Economics and Business

  • 11 Mar 2019Press release

    Arjan Lejour appointed as Professor of Taxation and Public Finance
    PERSBERICHT 11 March 2019 - Tilburg University has appointed dr. Arjan Lejour as Professor of Taxation and Public Finance at the Department of Tax Economics of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM), effective March 1, 2019. Read more

  • 28 Feb 2019News

    Tilburg University climbs QS Subject Rankings across the board
    February 27, 2019 – In QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, Tilburg University ranks higher in all disciplines. The University holds the 41st position in Economics & Econometrics as well as a Top-100 position in Accounting & Finance, Business & Management, Law, and Psychology.
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  • 21 Feb 2019Direct link

    Reyer Gerlagh: Praten helpt niet, straf vervuilers via hun portemonnee
    Hogere prijzen maken meer indruk op de consument dan een moreel appèl. Reyer Gerlagh, hoogleraar milieueconomie aan de universiteit van Tilburg pleit daarom voor de invoering van (hoge) 'groene belastingen.' Read more

  • 18 Feb 2019News

    Tilburg School of Economics and Management ranks #4 among Business Schools in Europe
    The Tilburg School of Economics and Management ranks #4 among Business Schools in Europe – based on research output. Read more

  • 12 Feb 2019News

    Discussion Paper TILEC: Gun control and homicides in the USA
    Does gun ownership lead to increased crime? This question is hotly debated, especially in the United States. Proponents of gun control point to gun-related violence, while proponents of the right to bear arms argue that gun ownership has a deterrent effect. David Schindler and Christoph Koenig found that purchase delays also had 3% lower homicide rates. Read more

  • 04 Feb 2019News

    Eijffinger appointed SUERF Fellow
    Prof. dr. Sylvester Eijffinger (TiSEM) has been appointed SUERF Fellow for the period 2019-2024. Read more

  • 01 Feb 2019News

    Conference "De patiënt centraal in oncologiezorg: Organisatie doet er toe”
    On April 4, 2019, the conference: “De patiënt centraal in oncologiezorg: Organisatie doet er toe” will take place on our University campus. All presentations concern applied research on the organization of oncology care. Read more

  • 29 Jan 2019Press release

    The dark side of Information Technologies
    New book by Anne Rutkowski on cognitive and emotional overload

    PRESS RELEASE 21 January 2019 – We live in a world of limitless information. With technology advancing at an astonishingly fast pace, we are challenged to adapt to robotics and automated systems that threaten to replace us. Both at home and at work, an endless range of devices and Information Technology (IT) systems place demands upon our attention that human beings have never experienced before, but are our brains capable of processing it all? Read more

  • 20 Dec 2018News

    Prof. Giorgi Monti appointed to TILEC’s Ronald Coase Chair in Law and Economics
    For the academic year 2018-19, Tilburg Law School has appointed Professor Giorgi Monti of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy to the Ronald Coase Chair in Law and Economics at TILEC, the Tilburg Law and Economics Center. Read more

  • 13 Dec 2018News

    ‘Cognitive and Emotional Overload: The dark side of Information Technologies, new book by Anne Rutkowski
    In a new Routledge publication, Anne Rutkowski (TiSEM) and Carol Sanders (Association of Information Systems) take an in-depth view at IT's under-studied dark side and its dire consequences for individuals, organizations, and society. With theoretical underpinnings from the fields of cognitive psychology, management, and information systems, and supported by case studies, the idea of brain overload is defined and explored. Read more

  • 04 Dec 2018Press release

    Fun shopping makes you happy
    PERSBERICHT 4 december 2018 - People who attach great importance to buying or having things are often referred to as ‘materialistic’, which is generally regarded as being a ‘bad’ quality. Most people do not like to be labeled as ‘materialistic’ by others. In her research, PhD researcher Esther Jaspers shows that judging materialism as being ‘bad’ lacks nuance. She shows that buying and possessing things because it gives you pleasure adds to your personal happiness, and that the possession of things as a measure of status and success adds to your financial means as well as your happiness. She will defend her thesis at Tilburg University on Wednesday, December 5. Read more

  • 03 Dec 2018News

    Theme conference "Data Science Solutions to Enhance Pension Communication"
    On 17 December, pension think tank Netspar organizes a theme conference on data science solutions to improve pension communication. Read more

  • 26 Nov 2018Press release

    Carol Ou appointed as Professor in Information Management
    PRESS RELEASE 26 November 2018 - Tilburg University has appointed Dr. Carol Ou as Professor of Information Management at the Department of Management in the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM), effective October 1, 2018. Her research highlights how IT can empower and restrict organizational performance and consumer behavior. She has particular teaching and research interests in digital transformation, IT governance, social and communication networks, and the design of online marketplaces, examining their impacts in corporate setting and sharing economy. Read more

  • 15 Nov 2018News

    Interdisciplinarity theme Tilburg University 91st anniversary
    This year's theme was interdisciplinarity. Two honorary doctorates were awarded to Nobel Prize Winner Prof. Lars Peter Hansen (University of Chicago, Chicago) and Prof. Julia Hirschberg (Columbia University, New York). The PhD Thesis Award was bestowed upon dr. Michèle Nuijten.
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  • 12 Nov 2018News

    Rik Pieters winner of the 2019 CBSIG Consumer Behavior Research in Practice Award
    The 2017 JCR paper by Rik Pieters together with Femke van Horen (a former Tilburg marketing PhD): “Out-of-category Brand imitation: product categorization determines copycat evaluation,” has been selected as the winner of the 2019 CBSIG Consumer Behavior Research in Practice Award. Read more

  • 08 Nov 2018Press release

    Traditional accountant must move with the times, or it is the end of the road
    PRESS RELEASE 8-11-2018 – In 2020 we will have 40 zettabytes of stored data at our disposal, and it is predicted that after the launch of the ‘Internet of things’ in 2020 over 30 billion devices will be connected wirelessly and continuously exchanging data. In addition, the quantum computer and the latest developments in artificial intelligence point to data processing making great strides. The obvious outcome is a paradigm shift from exchanging documents to exchanging data and this will inevitably have a major impact on accounting information systems and, specifically, accountancy as a profession. This in a nutshell is the theme of the farewell address Professor Verkruijsse will deliver at Tilburg University on November 9. Read more

  • 01 Nov 2018Direct link

    Henriëtte Prast: The gender gap in economics science
    Henriëtte Prast: The gender gap in economics science Read more

  • 01 Nov 2018News

    Honorary doctorate prof. dr. Marnik Dekimpe
    Prof. dr. Marnik Dekimpe has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Hamburg. Read more

  • 16 Oct 2018News

    Night University: Science Zoo with strange birds and fighting bantams
    Shrill bird sounds can be heard among the trees, and the screeching of other animals. Something like frightening nocturnal animals or excited monkeys. Getting closer, it proves to be a sound system hidden among the trees in red, green, and blue floodlights between the library and Esplanade Grand Café. It is Night University plus World Animal Day. It will prove to be an inspiring combination. Read more

  • 16 Oct 2018News

    Koen Peters and Hein Fleuren receive DCHI Best Humanitarian Innovation Award for optimization tool WFP
    Koen Peters and Hein Fleuren have received the DCHI jury award for Best Humanitarian Innovation 2018 for their contribution to the optimization tool Optimus by the World Food Programme. Read more

  • 15 Oct 2018Press release

    Tobias Klein appointed as Professor of Econometrics
    PRESS RELEASE 15 October 2018 - Tilburg University has appointed Dr. Tobias Klein as Professor of Econometrics at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research in the Tilburg School of Economics and Management, effective October 1, 2018. Read more

  • 10 Oct 2018News

    From grounds to burgers in just three steps
    During Dutch Sustainability Day (10-10), we would like to show you some examples of the process of upcycling. Caterer MAAS, that services the coffee machines on our campus, will collect the coffee grounds from all coffee machines on the Tilburg University campus and transport them to mushroom grower GRO in Gemert. Read more

  • 03 Oct 2018Press release

    Tilburg University yet again in Top 3 Elsevier Best Studies ranking
    In the Elsevier Beste Studies 2018 ranking of best Dutch universities that was published today, Tilburg University is in third position among the 13 Dutch universities (based on the satisfaction of Bachelor’s students), just like last year and the year before. In 2015, we were ranked 5th. Students have also ranked six Bachelor’s and seven Master’s programs as the best of their kind. Read more

  • 02 Oct 2018News

    TILEC submits contribution to DG COMP's call on "Shaping competition policy in the era of digitization"
    A team of researchers at TILEC has submitted a contribution responding to a call issued by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP) on "Shaping competition policy in the era of digitization". Read more

  • 27 Sep 2018Press release

    Economic knowledge and understanding aid environmental transitions
    Inaugural address by Professor Herman Vollebergh

    PERSBERICHT 27 september 2018 - Environmental concerns loom larger than ever before. While the Paris Agreement evinces an ambitious challenge, politicians are struggling to press ahead and in the Netherlands, too, it remains to be seen whether this climate agreement initiates the great leap forwards. At the same time, criticism of the science of economics is rising, fueled by Kate Raworth’s advocacy of ‘doughnut economics’. She argues that economists have next to nothing to say about the structural social changes deemed necessary, ‘transitions’, given their preoccupation with non-existing rational people in a too limited linear world. Read more

  • 12 Sep 2018Press release

    More transparency in corporation tax?
    Double inaugural address by Professors Stan Stevens and Ton Stevens

    The Panama papers exposed many irregularities concerning corporations that divert money to tax havens. As calls for transparency are growing, the question that is raised with increasing frequency is whether the time has come for corporation tax to be reformed. In their inaugural address on September 14, Professors Stan Stevens and Ton Stevens will consider two aspects of fiscal transparency. The first of these is transparency in terms of public access to information about taxation, the government’s tax policy, and companies’ fiscal strategies. The second aspect is transparency in terms of training the fiscal camera on the stakeholders behind the company’s legal form. Both professors will address the question whether more fiscal transparency is advisable. Read more