News and events of Tilburg School of Economics and Management
How well can we predict life trajectories?30th March 2020
With enough data, computer power and skilled data scientists, one would think that predicting life trajectories in a well-defined context, for example predicting the GPA of children, should not be too difficult. A recent study, authored by a large, international team of researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, comes to a sobering conclusion.
Research prize for dr. Martin Salm26th March 2020
Martin Salm (Tilburg University) and Ansgar Wuebker ( RWI Essen) won the "Wissenschaftspreis der deutschen Gesellschaft fuer Gesundheitsoekonomie" (research prize of the German Health Economics Association) for 2019 for the paper "Sources of Regional Variation in Healthcare Utilization in Germany" published in the Journal of Health Economics.
How Does Self-Esteem Influence Consumer Behavior?26th March 2020
Products can make people feel great about themselves. Enjoying an exquisite glass of wine in a fancy bar or walking down the street in a new stylish outfit sure sound like great ways to give your ego a little boost. But if people consume to feel great about themselves, why do so many people shop at Walmart, get their hair cut at Supercuts, or prefer dressing down to go to a dive bar? Who chooses inferior products, and why?
TiSEM hosts an average of 30-35 visiting researchers annually for periods ranging from a week to several months, as well as more than 200 seminars and informal workshops per year.
Various seminars are held each week, providing frequent opportunities for visiting researchers, PhD students and faculty members to discuss current research and ongoing projects.