Research at TiSEM

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Research at Tilburg School of Economics and Management

TiSEM researchers conduct fundamental top research in every field of economics and business management, and the School strives to create optimal conditions for the research and exploration of important issues in these areas.

The goal of Tilburg School of Economics and Management is to create an open atmosphere conducive to intellectual exchange leading to publications in top journals.

Researchers are encouraged to follow their intellectual curiosity and cooperate intensively with PhD candidates in the CentER Graduate School. They not only dedicate themselves to learning the trade; they also stimulate faculty members to remain critical and alert.

Responsible research is an essential and integral part of good research practices and is a key element in the education of future generations of researchers.

TiSEM - Joost Driessen

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 , and see to it that we show the importance of our research to our stakeholders.”


Research areas & themes

The research activities of TISEM encompass the following areas: AccountancyEconometrics & Operations ResearchEconomicsFinanceManagement (Organization & Strategy / Information & Supply Chain Management), MarketingPublic GovernanceTax Economics.

TiSEM stimulates thematic and inter-disciplinary research by hosting and partnering in interdisciplinary research centers and networks and faculty members are active in the editorial boards in their field. Read the latest blogs published by our researchers and explore the profiles of our research staff, their expertise and research in

Tilburg University Research Portal


TiSEM has a strong tradition of fundamental research in economics and business. Check out our rankings in the areas of Accounting & Finance, Business & Management and Economics & Econometrics.

in Europe

in Business UT Dallas 2019

in Europe

in Economics & Business US News Best Global University 2020

in the World

in Business Administration Shanghai Global Ranking 2019


In recent years many TiSEM reseachers have received awards, grants and nominations in recognition of their outstanding contribution to scientific research.


  • Johan van Leeuwaarden

    Johan van Leeuwaarden

    Professor Econometrics & Operations Research

    Johan van Leeuwaarden has been awarded an NWO Vici grant for research into algorithms in the 'cloud'. The Vici grant amounts to 1.5 million euros. Read more

  • Hein Fleuren

    Hein Fleuren

    Professor in Operations Research

    Hein Fleuren with Tilburg University’s Zero Hunger Lab in co-creation with World Food Programme (WFP) has won the Franz Edelman Award, the world’s most prestigious award for achievement in the practice of analytics and operations research.

  • Spyros Angelopoulos

    Spyros Angelopoulos

    Assistant Professor of Information Management

    For the second year in a row, Spyros Angelopoulos (Department of Management) has been selected by Google as "Faculty Expert" for his commitment to leading transformation in education.

Seminars & Discussion Papers

TiSEM has eight seminar series. Each year about 200 seminars and 30 informal workshops are organized. In addition, discussion papers are published.

Resources & facilities

Top research requires top research resources and facilities. TiSEM offers research support as well as grant application support. The Tilburg University library offers an extensive collection of licenses for databases, datasets, books and journals. Facilities for data collection are offered among others at  CentERlab (experiments) and CentERdata (panel of 2000 households).

Tilburg Science Hub, an online resource, helps individual researchers, data scientists, and teams to carry out data- and computation-intensive projects efficiently. It provides information about workflow and data management and tutorials on how to organize and document data and code, so the research becomes sustainable and reproducible. This in turn leads to time savings and transparency in the process. Researchers and students are invited to use this resource and contribute to it as well. Comments and suggestions are welcome at