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.

Economics and Management in the spotlight

Rik Pieters

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Rik Pieters is the present incumbent of the Arie Kapteyn Chair (June 2016 – May 2019). This professorship is an honorable position that serves as a constant reminder of Arie Kapteyn’s signal contribution to research at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM). Rik Pieters is now halfway through his term – an excellent opportunity for a midterm interview.

"I think of Arie as my main inspirer, not least because we work in the same subject area."

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Monique Laurent

Monique Laurent

Professor of Combinatorial Optimization at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research and researcher at CWI

"Optimization is present everywhere: most processes in our daily lives involve some form of optimization."

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Jorna Leenheer

Jorna Leenheer

Jorna Leenheer was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the Marketing Department in April. She will succeed Vincent Wiegerinck as Academic Director of the Bachelor’s program of International Business Administration in September 2018. "What appeals to me in particular is the personal contact with students."

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Sunday T. Heagbetus

Sunday Heagbetus

Master’s student of Economics

"I want to contribute to helping underprivileged Liberians escape poverty by empowering them academically and economically.”

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Sigrid Suetens

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Was appointed as Professor of Behavioral Economics at the Department of Economics on February 1.

In 2016, she received an ERC grant for her research on discrimination in ethnically diverse societies.

"Curiosity is my main motive. I try to discover underlying mechanisms by deconstructing social interaction and decisions."

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Jochem de Bresser

Jochem de Bresser

Assistant professor Department of Econometrics and Operations Research

"If I finally succeed in developing a model that can play a role in policy making, that would really be super."

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Astrid Kramer

Astrid Kramer

Academic Director Business Economics

"It is important to get the best out of our students by offering education that meets individual needs."

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Vincent Peters

Vincent Peters

PhD candidate

"I want my scientific research to contribute to the improvement of health care."

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Ron Berndsen

Ron Berndsen

Ron Berndsen holds the endowed chair of Financial Market Infrastructures and Systemic Risk at Tilburg University. He is also employed at De Nederlandsche Bank as Head of the Market Infrastructures Policy Department.

"A professor occupying an endowed chair is uniquely capable of drawing on practical experience, and that provides clear added value to the entire educational experience." 

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Fizzah Malik

Fizzah Malik

Master’s student of Economics (Behavioral Economics track)

"I want to work on my dream of giving as many Pakistani children as possible the opportunity to go to school.”

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Jan Klein

Jan Klein

Assistent Professor at the Department of Marketing

"It is exciting to have the opportunity to explore novel ways to reach customers and to provide actionable implications for companies."

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Aswin van Oijen

Aswin van Oijen

Associate Professor at the Department of Management

"I strongly believe that it is a privilege to work with young people and be able to provide them with knowledge, skills, and an attitude that they can build on in the rest of their lives."

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Marjan Groen

Marjan Groen

Teacher at the Department of Management

"What I would like to say to my students is: Use the full potential of your four years at university, seize that opportunity for deeper learning."

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Bart Bronnenberg

Bart Bronnenberg

Professor at the Department of Marketing

"I am mostly interested in how consumer choices can be improved by removing imperfections in product availability and information. "

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Burak Uras

Burak Uras

Assistant professor Department of Economics

"Understanding the economic implications of finance is important for designing policies that could benefit the society as a whole."

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Bart Dierynck

Bart Dierynck

Associate professor Department of Accountancy

"My main motive is that I always want to become better in what I do."

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