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

  • 15 May 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

  • 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

  • 09 Mar 2018News

    CUFE delegation at TiSEM
    Guests from one of TiSEM’s oldest Chinese partners, the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE), visited our School in February. Read more

  • 09 Mar 2018News

    Dutch Economists Top 40: High score for TiSEM scholars
    TiSEM researchers have consistently claimed high positions in the Dutch Economists Top 40 ranking for many years now. Although in 2017 Tilburg University as a whole had to yield the top rank to Erasmus University, it still holds an admirable second place. Additionally, TiSEM scholars can boast the most influential publications of 2017. Read more

  • 08 Mar 2018Press release

    Keuzegids Masters 2018: Tilburg University offers eight top programs
    According to the Keuzegids Masters 2018, no fewer than eight of Tilburg University’s Master’s programs are among the best Dutch universities have to offer. These Master’s programs have been awarded the ‘top program’ quality label. An additional seven Master’s programs rank first in their field. Read more

  • 06 Mar 2018Press release

    Sigrid Suetens appointed as Professor of Behavioral Economics
    PRESS RELEASE 6. March 2018 - Sigrid Suetens has been appointed as Professor of Behavioral Economics, effective from February 1, 2018. Suetens works at the Economics Department of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) at Tilburg University. Read more

  • 01 Mar 2018News

    QS Rankings: Economics & Econometrics best programs in the Netherlands
    According to the QS World University Rankings that was published Wednesday, the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) is the best in the Netherlands and ranks 48th worldwide with its Economics and Econometrics programs. That is two places up from last year. This rise reflects the higher score in academic reputation among our economists.
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  • 27 Feb 2018News

    Grant ANITA project awarded to Willem-Jan van den Heuvel on criminal activity on alternative internet locations
    Willem-Jan van den Heuvel (TiSEM/JADS) has received a € 365,400 grant from the European Commission for participation in the ANITA project: Advanced Tools for fighting oNline Illegal TrAfficking. Read more

  • 26 Feb 2018News

    Can blockchain contribute to combating electoral fraud?
    Gijs van de Water’s Master’s Thesis

    Gijs van de Water, 24, recently got his Master’s degree in Information Management. The Information Management program prepares students for a career at the interface of information technology, business and management. Before Gijs started on the Master’s program in Information Management, he studied computer science at a university of applied sciences. Read more

  • 19 Feb 2018News

    Symposium 'Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century’
    The Rector Magnificus of Tilburg University cordially invites all students and staff members to attend the symposium and the academic session, in which Prof. Ronald de Jong MSc BA Distinguished Professor of Practice in Business, will deliver his inaugural address, entitled: Disrupt or Be Disrupted Read more

  • 13 Feb 2018Direct link

    New eBook Eijffinger on the Economics and Politics of Monetary Policymaking

  • 29 Jan 2018Direct link

    Adam Smiths “The Theory of Moral Sentiments” – Book Interview with Johan Graafland
    For many, Adam Smith is still a great inspiration. Even more people have at last heard of Smith’s most famous book, The Wealth of Nations (1776). But that book gives a one-sided view of his position. Graafland's research project is about economics and ethics of the good life. Then it is necessary to also take 'The Theory of Moral Sentiments '(1759) into account. Read more

  • 25 Jan 2018News

    Tilburg Marketing department #8 in worldwide UT Dallas Ranking (#1 in Europe)
    The Marketing Department of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management is 8th in the worldwide UT Dallas Ranking 2008 – 2017. Within Europe, the Marketing Department even ranks first. Read more

  • 09 Jan 2018News

    Smart Calling thanks to Data
    You’re in the middle of dinner, hard at work, just taking your kids to bed, or working up a sweat in the gym, and then your phone rings. It’s somebody calling you about your health insurance, an internet provider or energy supplier trying to get you to switch over to them. You’re thinking ‘Not now!’, and you try to end the conversation as quickly as possible. Recognize it? Tilburg University alumnus Olcay Yucekaya has come up with a solution. Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 30 Oct 2017Press release

    Stephan Hollander appointed Professor of Financial Accounting
    PRESS RELEASE 30. October 2017 - Dr. S. Hollander (1974) was appointed Professor of Financial Accounting on October 1 at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) of Tilburg University. Read more

  • 25 Oct 2017Press release

    Tilburg University appoints Stan Stevens and Ton Stevens as Professors of Corporate Income Tax
    PRESS RELEASE 25 October 2017 - On October 1st, Professor S.A. (Stan) Stevens and Professor A.J.A. (Ton) Stevens were appointed as Professors of Corporate Income Tax at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. Together they are succeeding Professor Jan van der Geld, who retired at the end of 2016. Read more

  • 17 Oct 2017News

    Prof. Arie Kapteyn awarded with Pierson Penning
    Professor Arie Kapteyn, former Dean of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management and founding father of the Center for Economic Research at Tilburg University, has won the 2017 Pierson Medal together with Professor Bernard van Praag of the University of Amsterdam. Read more

  • 17 Oct 2017News

    Jochem de Bresser wins Christiaan Huygens Science Award for mathematics
    Jochem de Bresser has won the Christiaan Huygens Science Award 2017 for his PhD thesis, written at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM). "This PhD thesis is of great value to science and society. It has had the necessary impact and will certainly have that in the near future," said Professor Jan Kiviet, chairman of the jury. The prize, a bronze statue and a sum of € 10,000, was presented to De Bresser by Education, Culture & Science Minister Bussemaker in the Oude Kerk in Voorburg. Read more

  • 09 Oct 2017News

    Top core publication Barbara Deleersnyder, Inge Geyskens and Max Nohe
    Barbara Deleersnyder, Inge Geyskens and Max Nohe (CentER PhD), together with Katrijn Gielens (UNC at Chapel Hill), have a paper accepted in Journal of Marketing. Read more

  • 09 Oct 2017News

    Tilburg School of Economics and Business 5th in top Business Schools THE ranking
    The Times Higher Education ranks the Tilburg School of Economics & Business 5th among the top of universities and business schools in Europe and 21st worldwide. Read more