Research Economics and Management

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News Economics and Management

  • 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. Michelle Nuijten.
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  • 14 Nov 2018Direct link

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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

  • 11 Oct 2018News

    PhD student takes a close look at immigration: diversity good for regional economics
    In three empirical studies, Greek PhD student Panagiotis Chasapopoulos investigated aspects related to international immigration, such as the relation between diversity and income, how immigrants’ countries of origin and skills level relates to anti-immigration sentiments, and, finally, the effect of immigration on electoral support for radical right-wing parties. Between 2004 and 2012, data were collected in 74 regions on the relation between cultural diversity and economic performance. 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

  • 25 Sep 2018News

    TILEC Best Thesis Prize 2017-2018
    The TILEC Best Thesis Prize 2017-2018 has been awarded to Sam Lee (MSc Economics) for his thesis entitled "Internalizing the Harm of Privacy Breaches: How Effective are Disclosure Policies in Providing Incentives to Improve Data Protection? An Event Study". 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

  • 27 Aug 2018News

    1 mil Euro research grant for JADS research
    Prof. Willem-Jan van den Heuvel (TiSEM/JADS) and dr. Damian Tanburri (TU/e/JADS) have acquired 1.1 million euros in research grants from the European research programma Horizon 2020. Read more

  • 19 Jul 2018News

    Industrial Doctorate funding awarded to Jorgo Goossens for pension research
    NWO funds sixteen PhD students through the Industrial Doctorates programme. Jorgo Goossens is one of them, a PhD student at the department of Econometrics & OR at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM), supervised by prof. Bas Werker. Read more

  • 19 Jul 2018News

    High score TiSEM in the Shanghai subject ranking 2018
    The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), better known as Shanghai Rankings, focuses on the number of highly cited publications, Nobel prizes, and the number of articles published in the influential academic journals of Nature and Science. This general World Top 500 is published annually by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Read more

  • 17 Jul 2018Press release

    Gijs van de Kuilen appointed Professor of Decision Making under Uncertainty
    PRESS RELEASE 17 July 2018 - As of July 1, 2018, Professor Gijs van de Kuilen has been appointed to the Chair of Decision Making under Uncertainty. Van de Kuilen is affiliated to the department of Economics of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) of Tilburg University. Read more

  • 17 Jul 2018News

    In Memoriam Tim Scholten
    On July 12, we received the sad news that Tim Scholten, student of Business Economics at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management, has passed away. Read more

  • 02 Jul 2018Press release

    Patrick Kenis appointed as Professor of Public Governance
    PRESS RELEASE 2 July 2018 - Patrick Kenis has been appointed as Professor of Public Governance, effective July 1, 2018, and as Managing Director of TIG (Tilburg Institute of Governance), an interdisciplinary research and teaching institute at the interface of Public Administration, Economics, and Law. Kenis is working for the Department of Public Governance of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) at Tilburg University and will conduct research within TIG. Read more

  • 08 Jun 2018News

    NVAO Accreditation for 21 programs of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management
    The Dutch accreditation organization NVAO has reaccredited all 21 programs of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM). NVAO concluded that the programs meet all requirements which are needed. These requirements are related to learning objectives, curricula of the programs, student assesments and the achievement of the learning outcomes. The reaccreditation is valid until June 2024. Read more

  • 04 Jun 2018News

    Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) grant awarded to Etienne de Klerk and Monique Laurent
    Professor Etienne de Klerk and Professor Monique Laurent received a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks consortium grant for their project “Polynomial Optimization, Efficiency through Moments and Algebra (POEMA)”. Read more

  • 28 May 2018News

    Robin Litjens in "The Economist" on the audit expectations gap
    Robin Litjens, assistant-professor accounting, was interviewed in The Economist on his research on 'The great expectations gap'. Read more

  • 22 May 2018Press release

    Jan Peter van den Toren appointed as Professor of Practice in ‘Entrepreneurship in Ecosystems’
    PRESS RELEASE 22 May 2018 - Tilburg University has appointed Jan Peter van den Toren as Professor of Practice in ‘Entrepreneurship in Ecosystems’, effective May 1, 2018. Van den Toren will bring his personal entrepreneurship and his expertise in the field of stimulating entrepreneurship to bear on the education and research at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. Van den Toren is a partner and managing director of Birch Consultants BV. Read more

  • 01 May 2018News

    Tilburg University Economics Ranking 2013-2017
    As of today the new Tilburg University Economics Ranking is available. It covers publications during the timeframe 2013-2017. Our university is currently ranked at position 38 worldwide, and shared 14/15 in Europe. Read more

  • 23 Apr 2018News

    Monique Laurent elected as a member of Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Monique Laurent, Professor of Combinatorial Optimization at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management and researcher as well as member of the management team of CWI in Amsterdam, has been elected as a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Read more

  • 17 Apr 2018News

    International research: How active are you really?
    A new international study questions how well you actually evaluate your level of physical activity. The study suggests that your self-evaluation might be more wishful thinking than objective assessment. Read more

  • 29 Mar 2018News

    Tilburg University presents PhD Thesis Awards to Krysztof Postek (1st) and Lieke Wijnia (2nd)
    Data scientist Krysztof Postek and art historian Lieke Wijnia have been awarded first and second prize respectively for the best Tilburg University dissertation in the academic year of 2016-2017. The awards, worth 4,000 and 2,000 euro, were presented at Tilburg University’s PhD Day on March 29th. Read more