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.
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.
Research areas & themes
The research activities of TISEM encompass the following areas: Accountancy, Econometrics & Operations Research, Economics, Finance, Management (Organization & Strategy / Information & Supply Chain Management), Marketing, Public Governance, Tax 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
More equal distribution of wealth makes people happier23rd January 2020
Since the liberalization of the Western economies in the 1980s and 1990s, income inequality has increased dramatically. In the public debate, the question arises how this inequality impacts societies and what role it plays in the functioning of the economy. Bjorn Lous has studied this issue, based on the question: How do the various aspects of economic freedom relate to (inequality of) life satisfaction and trust through their relationship with income inequality? His most important conclusion is that when only few people profit from a high average income, this negatively affects the life satisfaction of societies as a whole. He will defend his PhD thesis on this subject at Tilburg University on Friday, January 31.
in Business UT Dallas 2019
in Economics & Business US News Best Global University 2020
in Business Administration Shanghai Global Ranking 2019
In recent years many TiSEM reseachers have received awards in recognition of their outstanding contribution to scientific research, for example Professor Aart de Zeeuw received the 2018 European Lifetime Achievement Award in Environmental Economics.
Anne-Wil HarzingFull Professor Tilburg Institute of Governance
Willem BuijinkEmeritus Professor of Business Economics
Sylvester EijffingerFull Professor Department of Economics
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).