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

  • 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

  • 01 Dec 2017News

    Shanghai University of Finance and Economics celebrates its 100th year anniversary
    On Saturday November 18th the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in Shanghai, China, a partner university of Tilburg University, celebrated its 100th year anniversary. The date nearly coincided with the 90th year anniversary celebration on Thursday November 16th of Tilburg University. On behalf of Tilburg University Frans Greidanus, Advisor to the Executive Board, and Junwei Fu, Representative of Tilburg University in China, attended the Event. Speeches were held by several Government Officials and University representatives, including the Party Secretary, President, alumni and students. The event was attended by an audience of more than a thousand people and opened and concluded by songs from a large choir consisting of University alumni, students and staff. 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

  • 09 Oct 2017News

    Top core publication Dick den Hertog and Bertrand Melenberg
    Dick den Hertog and Bertrand Melenberg, together with Krzysztof Postek (Erasmus) and Aharon Ben-Tal (Israel Institute of Technology), have a paper accepted in Operations Research. Read more

  • 09 Oct 2017Press release

    Based on just a LinkedIn-profile, people can correctly infer some personality traits
    PRESS RELEASE 9. October 2017 - Job-related social networking sites (such as LinkedIn) are often used by recruiters to find new employees, because the profiles on these sites contain information on people’s education level and work experience. Is it possible to also infer information about a person’s personality traits simply by looking at these profiles? Read more

  • 04 Oct 2017News

    Research grant for project on data-driven innovation in infrastructure
    What factors impede the implementation of data-driven innovation in infrastructure sectors and how can these impediments can be overcome? NWO has awarded a research grant of 500,000 euros to Prof. Saskia Lavrijssen (Tilburg Law School, TILEC) and Prof. Martijn Groenleer (Tilburg Law School, Tilburg School of Governance) for a project to investigate this as part of the Next Generation Infrastructures program. Read more

  • 25 Sep 2017Direct link

    Sylvester Eijffinger visiting professor on the Homero Cuevas Chair Colombia
    Professor Sylvester Eijffinger is visiting Professor on the Homero Cuevas Chair of Macroeconomics and International Finance at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá. Read more

  • 18 Sep 2017News

    Top publication Bert Willems
    Bert Willems, together with Gijsbert Zwart (University of Groningen), has a paper accepted in RAND Journal of Economics. Read more

  • 18 Sep 2017News

    Top publication Jan Boone & Michiel Bijlsma
    Jan Boone and Michiel Bijlsma, together with Gijsbert Zwart (University of Groningen), have a paper accepted in Journal of Public Economics. Read more

  • 18 Sep 2017News

    Top core publication Jens Prüfer & Lapo Filistrucchi
    Jens Prüfer and Lapo Filistrucchi have a paper accepted in Management Science. Read more

  • 31 Aug 2017Press release

    The oldest human does not get any older
    PRESS RELEASE 31 August 2017 - On average, people live longer, but the very oldest among us have not gotten any older over the last thirty years. This is shown by forthcoming statistical research conducted by statisticians Jesson Einmahl MSc and Professor John Einmahl of Tilburg University, and Professor Emeritus Laurens de Haan of Erasmus University Rotterdam. They base their conclusion on precise ages at death of 75,000 Dutch people who died in the last 30 years at the age of at least 94. Read more

  • 10 Aug 2017News

    Top publication Elena Cettolin and Sigrid Suetens

  • 08 Aug 2017News

    Top core publication Rik Pieters
    Rik Pieters has a paper accepted in Journal of Consumer Research. Read more

  • 08 Aug 2017News

    Top publication Fabio Braggion
    Fabio Braggion, together with Steven Ongena (University of Zurich), has a paper accepted in the Economic Journal. Read more

  • 08 Aug 2017News

    Top core publication Stefano Cassella
    Stefano Cassella, together with Huseyin Gulen (Purdue University), has a paper accepted in The Review of Financial Studies. Read more