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  • 14 Mar 2019
    Member States distort each other's bond markets

    Around the time that a EU Member State issues new government bonds, yields in its own country as well as in other countries go up. As a result, all governments incur additional costs, which may actually be ...

  • 13 Mar 2019
    Negative emotions can reduce our capacity to trust

    It is no secret that a bad mood can negatively affect how we treat others. But can it also make us more distrustful? Yes, according to a new study, which shows that negative emotions reduce how much we trust others, ...

  • 6 Mar 2019
    Fifty Years Nobel Prize in Economics

    Fifty years ago, in 1969, the first Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Jan Tinbergen and the Norwegian Ragnar Frisch. Economics journal TPEdigitaal released a special issue to celebrate the spirit of Jan ...

  • 1 Mar 2019
    Which employees have the best ideas?

    We all know people at work who express themselves frequently, quickly and fluently as well as people who express themselves less often. But which of them come up with the best ideas and how do they arrive at those ...

  • 27 Feb 2019
    Barbara Baarsma new member of Nederlands Comité voor Ondernemerschap

    In a recent announcement, Barbara Baarsma (professor of Market Forces and Competition Issues at UvA Economics and Business) has been appointed as a new member of The Nederlands Comité voor Ondernemerschap starting ...

  • 23 Jan 2019
    Lisanne van Bunderen wins 2018 Van der Schroeff Award

    The Van der Schroeff Award for the best lecturer at UvA Economics and Business was awarded to Lisanne van Bunderen. The winner was announced during the New Year’s event on 17 January. “It was really enjoyable to ...

  • 17 Jan 2019
    Cartel Dating article nominated for Antitrust Writing Awards 2019

    The article ‘Cartel Dating’, written by UvA Economics and Business researchers Peter Boswijk, Maurice Bun and Maarten Pieter Schinkel has been nominated for the Antitrust Writing Awards 2019 in the Economics category ...

  • 19 Dec 2018
    ASE researcher ranked first in ‘Economentop 40’

    In the 2018 ‘Economentop 40’ rankings listing the top 40 economists in the Netherlands, Hessel Oosterbeek, a professor at the Amsterdam School of Economics(ASE), was ranked in first place. The ranking is published ...

  • 28 Nov 2018
    ASMF alumnus wins Johan de Witt thesis award 2018

    Ted van der Aalst, a cum laude graduate of the Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance MSc programme was awarded the Johan de Witt thesis award on 22 November. He won the award for his thesis 'A network approach ...

  • 24 Oct 2018
    UvA Economics graduates receive highest salary

    Research shows that UvA Economics graduates receive the highest salary in the job market compared to graduates in other studies. This is one of the findings of a SEO Amsterdam Economics study based on CBS microdata.

  • 24 Oct 2018
    Economic decisions under group pressure and on intuition

    Do people in groups make decisions other than individually and what is the value of intuition in solving complex problems? These are questions from the fast-growing field of behavioural economics that Stephen Jagau ...

  • 24 Oct 2018
    Population growth in Africa: ‘The money isn’t being spent on the right problem’

    Population growth in Africa is strong, and faster than expected. Easier access to contraceptives – currently the main focus - may curb the birthrate somewhat. However, crucial components driving population growth are ...

  • 17 Oct 2018
    Paper UvA EB lecturer cited by Pentti Hakkarainen

    A paper by assistant professor Stefanie Huber has been cited during a speech of ECB board member Pentti Hakkarainen about the health of banks in the Eurozone earlier this month.

  • 4 Oct 2018
    Maarten Pieter Schinkel and Jan Tuinstra cited in US Supreme Court case

    Two articles by UvA EB professors Maarten Pieter Schinkel, Jan Tuinstra, and co-authors have been cited in an amicus letter in the Apple v. Pepper case currently before the US Supreme Court.

  • 26 Sep 2018
    CeNDEF to organise event marking its 20-year anniversary

    On 18 and 19 October 2018, CeNDEF (Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance) will be organising an event to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

  • 26 Sep 2018
    First TI Dutch Network Economics Day

    The first Tinbergen Institute (TI) Dutch Network Economics Day will take place on Wednesday 17 October at the Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam.

  • 26 Sep 2018
    The soothing effects of strangers

    Is pain treatment more helpful if it is provided by a member of the same cultural group or is the help from someone from a disliked cultural group a more effective way to alleviate pain? A study carried out by an ...

  • 4 Sep 2018
    Roger Laeven reappointed as Academic Advisor to EIOPA

    Prof. Roger Laeven has been reappointed by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) to a second mandate as Academic Member of the Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group (IRSG) advisory ...

  • 30 Aug 2018
    Top civil servant Hans Vijlbrief named professor by special appointment at UvA

    Dr Hans Vijlbrief, president of the Eurogroup Working Group in Brussels, has been named professor by special appointment of European Economic and Financial Policy at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of ...

  • 21 Aug 2018
    Workshop: ‘Experimental and Behavioral Analyses in Macroeconomics and Finance’

    The BEAM-ABEE workshop on behavioural economics and laboratory experiments will take place on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 August. Anyone interested in attending is cordially invited to attend one or more workshop sessions.

  • 23 Jul 2018
    Three young research talents to go abroad on Rubicon grant

    Three UvA researchers who recently obtained their PhD will carry our research at a foreign research institute with a Rubicon grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The Rubicon ...

  • 3 Jul 2018
    CREED PhD candidate wins Gregory Chow Best Paper Award

    CREED PhD candidate Junze Sun has won the Gregory Chow Best Paper Award at the 2018 Chinese Economists Society (CES) conference in Hefei, China for his paper ‘A Theory on Media Bias and Elections’ (joint with ASE ...

  • 15 Jun 2018
    Only crises can trigger pension reforms

    Governments tend to postpone major interventions in pension systems. They are only prepared to adopt structural reforms when a major crisis occurs. UvA economists have come to this conclusion on the basis of a ...

  • 15 Jun 2018
    Central banks will need to refine their crisis models

    Current equilibrium models fail to predict business cycles correctly, claims University of Amsterdam professor Cars Hommes. Non-linear models incorporating human behaviour are the future.

  • 12 Jun 2018
    ASE professor speaks at Riga Stratcom Dialogue 2018

    Associate professor of Neuroeconomics Jan Engelmann's (Amsterdam School of Economics) presentation ‘Overconfidence in social media: Evidence from Neuroeconomics’ examines the role played by emotions and technical ...

  • 6 Jun 2018
    Sander Onderstal and Anouar El Haji at Bessensap 2018

    Sander Onderstal (ASE Microeconomics section) and former doctoral candidate Anouar El Haji will present their research into auctions as a marketing instrument during one of the sessions at Bessensap 2018.

  • 5 Jun 2018
    Royal honour for Peter van Gool

    On 1 June 2018, Prof. Peter van Gool, professor of Real Estate Economics, was conferred a royal honour as a Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau.

  • 1 Jun 2018
    Monetary incentives influence confidence judgements

    The decisions we make are accompanied by a feeling of confidence. This process is important because it influences how we may behave in the future. For example, if you are very uncertain about your decision you are ...

  • 30 May 2018
    Alternative for sharing longevity risk in pensions

    Michel Vellekoop (Quantitative Economics section, Amsterdam School of Economics) and Anja de Waegenaere (Tilburg University) conducted research into an alternative where the degree of risk could differ per age cohort.

  • 23 May 2018
    Williamson Prize awarded to Giuseppe Dari Mattiacci and Enrico Perotti

    Prof. Giuseppe Dari Mattiacci (Amsterdam Law school, Amsterdam Business School) and Prof. Enrico Perotti (Amsterdam Business School) have been awarded the 2018 Oliver E. Williamson Prize for the best article ...

  • 18 Apr 2018
    Horizon 2020 funding for Sander Onderstal and Joep Sonnemans

    CREED researchers Sander Onderstal and Joep Sonnemans have been awarded an EU Horizon 2020 grant for ‘Improving Sustainability in Food Processing using Moderate Electric Fields for Process Intensification and Smart ...

  • 11 Apr 2018
    Econometrics World Championship bring world’s brightest students to the UvA

    Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford or perhaps the University of Amsterdam? Which university will be crowned econometrics world champion? From 11 to 13 April, 120 of the world’s best and brightest students from across the ...

  • 28 Feb 2018
    ASE NEXT! event a great success

    The 3rd edition of the ASE NEXT! event for Amsterdam School of Economics students and alumni was held on Friday 16 February.

  • 27 Feb 2018
    In Memoriam: Marc Goovaerts

    Was it his vitality and charm, his Flemish accent, or the way he assailed us with his knowledge and ideas? The new professor who made his appearance at the University of Amsterdam in 1984 brought energy to the ...

  • 23 Feb 2018
    Laws on financial products are ineffective

    The laws on financial products have serious flaws and financial markets supervisor AFM has too much autonomy in imposing its own rules and requirements. Lawmakers have to make a clear choice, says lawyer Frank ’t ...

  • 23 Feb 2018
    Specific limits on deducting companies’ interest expenses works better

    International companies are in a position to turn rules on deduction of interest expenses into a means to avoid paying taxes. Authorities use a range of instruments to fight this type of tax avoidance. Natalie Speet, ...

  • 23 Feb 2018
    Data Science helps insurance company to manage risks

    Insurers like to know the risk they are exposed to. The Amsterdam School of Data Science and insurance company Vivat use big data analytics to calculate these risks. Professor Michel Vellekoop is interested in the ...

  • 31 Jan 2018
    Klaas Knot gives guest lecture

    On 29 January, Klaas Knot, President of De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch Central Bank) and professor of Monetary Stability at the University of Amsterdam, gave a guest lecture to third-year Economics Bachelor’s students ...

  • 23 Jan 2018
    Two candidates win 2017 Joop Hartog Thesis Award

    For the first time, the Joop Hartog Thesis Award has been awarded to two winners. Both winners of the 2017 edition are former Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) PhD students. The jury decided that both candidates, ...

  • 16 Jan 2018
    Publication by Maarten Pieter Schinkel on 'Green Cartels' nominated for Antitrust Writing Awards 2018

    The article “Can collusion promote sustainable consumption and production?” by Maarten Pieter Schinkel (Amsterdam Centre for Law & Economics) and Yossi Spiegel (Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University), was ...