TiSEM - Tilburg School of Economics and Management

Economics and Management in the spotlight

Portraits of TiSEM staff

  • Uri Gneezy - Tilburg University

    Uri Gneezy

    PhD Graduate ’97, Professor of Economics and Strategic Management and the Epstein/Atkinson Chair in Behavioral Economics, Rady School of Management, UC San Diego

    "My advisor, Eric van Damme, was instrumental for my development and taught me how to think."

    Portrait Uri Gneezy

  • Reyer Gerlagh

    Reyer Gerlagh

    Professor of Environment and Economics and Vice-Dean Research

    “I want to keep TiSEM’s strong research profile and I want to develop research that crosses borders between fields and disciplines, departments, and schools.”

    Portrait Reyer Gerlagh

  • TiSEM - Marco Testoni

    Marco Testoni

    Assistant professor Department of Management

    "By providing new insights on corporate strategy decisions and their consequences, I hope my research can better inform managers and policy makers"

    Portrait Marco Testoni

  • Fangfang Tan

    Fangfang Tan

    Former PhD candidate, now she is Data Science Manager at LinkedIn

    "I was very happy with my choice in retrospect, mostly due to the lifetime experience I got throughout my academic journey at Tilburg."

    Portrait Fangfang Tan

  • Ricardo van Belzen

    Ricardo van Belzen

    Student-member of TiSEM’s Management Team

    “I wanted to do something meaningful for our university. Applying for this position seemed like a perfect way to achieve this.”

    Portrait Ricardo van Belzen

  • Mirthe Boomsma

    Mirthe Boomsma

    On September 8, 2021, she received her doctoral degree.

    “I think TiSEM provided me with a fantastic place to learn from great researchers."

    Portrait Mirthe Boomsma

  • Nikolaus Schweizer

    Nikolaus Schweizer

    Associate professor Department of Econometrics and Operations Research

    "Teaching gives me a chance to spend significant amounts of time with some of the best research of the past and the present."

    Portrait Nikolaus Schweizer

  • Frans Cruijssen

    Frans Cruijssen

    Researcher at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research

    "I love to connect academic insights with practical and societal challenges."
    Portrait Frans Cruijssen

  • Frank de Meijer

    PhD Department of Econometrics and Operations Research
    "Many societal problems can be modelled, solved and analysed using techniques from mathematics and statistics. … [It] makes me proud of our field and triggers me to continue my research."
    Portrait Frank de Meijer
  • Arthur van der Linden

    Lecturer Fiscal Institute Tilburg
    "It is refreshing and challenging to connect different disciplines, such as data sciences, which ‘float’ on mathematics and statistics, and taxation."
    Portrait Arthur van der Linden
  • Jan Fransoo

    Professor of Operations and Logistics Management at the Department Management 
    "I believe that we as academics can play an important role in making our expertise available to society at large."
    Portrait Jan Fransoo
  • Julio Crego

    Assistant professor at the Department of Finance

    "I believe that any question is relevant for society, either directly, or as a stepping stone for future questions and answers."
    Portrait Julio Crego

  • Carlie Rosmalen

    Lecturer Marketing Department

    “For me, enthusiasm - both on the teacher’s part as well as on the students’ part - is key to a great learning experience"
    Portrait Carlie Rosmalen

  • Julia Cleton

    Student member of TiSEM’s Management Team
    “My job is to constantly communicate the student perspective”
    Portrait Julia Cleton
  • Bettina Siflinger

    Associate Professor at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research
    “My research aims at obtaining new insights into causes and consequences of individual decision-making.”
    Portrait Bettina Siflinger
  • David Schindler

    Associate Professor at the Economics Department 
    “I work primarily on projects that help me understand the world better, and that I think have the propensity to improve the life of my fellow citizens.”
    Portrait David Schindler

  • Christoph Sextroh

    Assistant Professor at the Economics Department

    “I don’t have a brush, I have data”
    Portrait Christoph Sextroh

  • Jasmin Gider

    Assistant Professor at the Department Finance
    Trying to get to the bottom of puzzling phenomena”
    Portrait Jasmin Gider
  • Arjan Lejour

    Professor of Taxation and Public Finance
    “Tax avoidance used to be viewed more laconically”
    Portrait Arjan Lejour

  • Wynand Bodewes

    Academic Director of the Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation Bachelor
    "I'm looking for students who are enterprising, students who aren’t afraid to be contrary, maybe even a little rebellious."

  • Dr. Patricio Dalton

    Associate professor at the Department of Economics
    “What motivates me the most is to be able to contribute, somehow, to improve people’s lives.”
  • Prof.dr. Johan van Leeuwaarden

    Professor of Stochastic Operations Research at the Department Econometrics and Operations Research

    “I aspire to work with students and colleagues to keep pushing the boundaries of SOR, through teaching and research"

  • Prof. dr. Carol Ou

    Professor of Information Management at the Department Management

    “A good researcher will never stop re-search-ing for problems and solutions”

  • Arjen van Lin

    Assistent Professor Department Marketing

    “I want to understand retailers’ decisions and how they impact consumer behavior.”

  • Joost Driessen

    Professor of Finance and Vice-Dean for Research
    “I want to make sure that we can keep our focus on high-level academic research”
  • Linda Torn

    Student-member of TiSEM’s Management Team
    “The opportunity to look behind the scenes has given me a better picture of the work researchers do.”
  • Henri van den Hout

    Academic Director of the TiSEM Teacher Training programs
    (Teacher Training programs for General Economics and Management & Organization).
    "We have a great deal of expertise at TiSEM, and I feel it is important to share this expertise with the teachers."
  • Vincent Wiegerinck

    Senior lecturer Department of Marketing and project leader Implementation Tilburg Educational Profile
    "We want stimulate our students to be critical thinkers but also to act in a responsible way with an open mind for large societal issues."
  • Gijs van de Kuilen

    Professor of Decision Making under Uncertainty Department of Economics
    "A better understanding of how people make decisions in uncertain environments allows consumers, policymakers, firms, and other economics agents to make better decisions."
  • Jeroen Aben

    Student member of the TiSEM Management Team
    "This position is a great opportunity for me to take a look around behind the scenes, and make a worthwhile contribution as well."
  • Rik Pieters

    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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • Sunday T. Heagbetus

    Master’s student of Economics
    "I want to contribute to helping underprivileged Liberians escape poverty by empowering them academically and economically.”
  • Sigrid Suetens

    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."
  • 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."
  • Astrid Kramer

    Academic Director Business Economics
    "It is important to get the best out of our students by offering education that meets individual needs."
  • Vincent Peters

    PhD candidate
    "I want my scientific research to contribute to the improvement of health care."
  • 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.”
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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. "
  • 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."

  • Bart Dierynck

    Associate professor Department of Accountancy
    "My main motive is that I always want to become better in what I do."