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Research at Tilburg School of Economics and Management

Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM) is a world-class academic institution where researchers conduct fundamental top research in all fields of economics and business management.

TiSEM strives to create optimal conditions for the research and exploration of important issues in these areas. By stimulating interdisciplinary research across departments and schools we hope to increase the societal relevance of our research. 

Researchers are encouraged to follow their intellectual curiosity, inspired by societal and business challenges. They 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.

TiSEM, 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. Strong social cohesion between research staff reinforces the attractive research climate.

Reyer Gerlagh

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

Reyer Gerlagh - Professor of Macro-Environment and Vice-Dean for Research

Research areas & themes

The research activities of TISEM encompass the following areas: AccountancyEconometrics & Operations ResearchEconomicsFinanceInformation Systems and Operations ManagementMarketingPublic GovernanceStrategy & Entrepreneurship, Tax Economics.

TiSEM stimulates thematic and inter-disciplinary research by hosting and partnering with interdisciplinary research centers, networks, and innovation hubs around broad, scientifically, and societally relevant research themes. Faculty members are active in the editorial boards in their field. TiSEM actively participate in the ENGAGE consortium to enrich the educational offering for our students, strengthen TiSEM’s research and increase its impact.

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.

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in Economics & Business US News Best Global University 2023

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in Business Administration Shanghai Global Ranking 2023


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


  • Bart Bronnenberg

    Bart Bronnenberg

    Professor of Quantitative Marketing

    The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has elected Bart Bronnenberg, Professor of Quantitative Marketing, to its ranks. This honor has been bestowed on him in view of his prominent scientific contributions to international marketing literature in the areas of online search behavior, brand preferences, and consumer buying behavior.
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  • David Schindler

    David Schindler

    Associate Professor of Economics

    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded David Schindler a Veni grant (up to 280,000 euros) for his research Understanding the workplace: The role of non-routine analytical team tasks. 
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  • Nicola Pavanini

    Nicola Pavanini

    Associate Professor in Finance

    Nicola Pavanini received an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euros from the European Research Council for his research on regulation of housing and mortgage markets.
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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