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  • 12 May 2015
    In Memoriam: Udo Smid

    Prof C.L. (Udo) Smid passed away on 3 May at the age of 78. From 1988-1999 Prof. Smid, in addition to his career at AEGON, was a lecturer in Actuarial Studies in Life Insurance with a focus on the development of ...

  • 12 May 2015
    Two Economics and Business students nominated for UvA Thesis Prize

    Paula Roxana Bogățan (MSc Business Administration: International Management) and Cara Luisa Ebert ( MSc Economics) are two of the 13 candidates nominated for the UvA Thesis Prize. The Thesis Prize will be presented ...

  • 29 Apr 2015
    Economics and Econometrics in top-50 QS World University Rankings

    The UvA’s Economics and Econometrics discipline has risen in the rankings this year and entered the top-50 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, published on 29 April.

  • 29 Apr 2015
    UvA programmes rise in latest QS World University Rankings

    In the latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Communication & Media Studies are ranked 8th globally. Last year these subject areas, which are bundled by QS, were ranked in 10th place. Several ...

  • 14 Apr 2015
    Tackle the fundamental problems surrounding the banking crisis to avoid worse

    After a credit crisis governments should implement drastic measures in the banking sector. Failure to do so can result in a downward spiral involving weak banks and weak governments, says University of Amsterdam ...

  • 14 Apr 2015
    New solvency capital requirements for insurers mediate between true valuation and practice

    The new capital requirements for insurers are a difficult compromise between market valuation and feasibility, says UvA professor Roger Laeven.

  • 24 Mar 2015
    Econometrics World Championship brings world’s best students to the UvA

    Who will be crowned the Econometrics world champion? From 31 March to 2 April, 120 students from across the world will compete for this distinguished title. Some of the universities who will send teams to the ...

  • 4 Mar 2015
    Economics and Business employees in the Stedelijk Museum

    In Berlin-based artist Tino Sehgal’s project ‘This is Exchange’, attendants – who are actually participants in the art project – will offer museum visitors three euro in exchange for giving their opinion on the ...

  • 24 Feb 2015
    Franc Klaassen interview on CNN for ‘Analyzing Wimbledon’

    Prof. Franc Klaassen wrote the book 'Analyzing Wimbledon - The Power of statistics’ together with Jan Magnus in 2014. On Thursday 19 February broadcaster CNN interviewed Klaassen about his publication on the ...

  • 18 Feb 2015
    In Memoriam: Dany Jacobs

    Last week we received the sad news that professor Dany Jacobs had passed away after a period of illness. This news was unexpected even though we knew Dany had been seriously ill.

  • 28 Jan 2015
    Alexander Rinnooy Kan and Beatrice de Graaf to chair National Science Agenda

    Together with Beatrice de Graaf (Utrecht University), University Professor of Economics and Business Alexander Rinnooy Kan will realise the National Science Agenda appointed by the Dutch Cabinet.

  • 28 Jan 2015
    14 million euro for talent development in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

    The Ministry of Social Affairs and the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area will make a joint investment of 14 million euro in the human capital and talent development programme ‘Werk maken van Talent’.

  • 28 Jan 2015
    Giuseppe Dari Mattiacci gives 2015 Dieter Heremans Fund Lecture Series in Law and Economics at KU Leuven

    In February 2015, the Dieter Heremans Fund Lectures in Law & Economics are given by Prof. Giuseppe Dari Mattiacci.

  • 23 Jan 2015
    Hessel Oosterbeek listed in Elsevier's ScienceDirect Top-100 article downloads

    Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) researcher Hessel Oosterbeek has been included in a ranking of Elsevier's ScienceDirect Top-100 article downloads. The ranking contains articles by Netherlands-based authors in the ...

  • 23 Jan 2015
    An airbag for banks that just may explode

    Banks tapped a new source of capital with issuing Contingent Convertibles ('CoCos’) something which has proved very popular among investors. 'CoCos seem to increase the resilience of banks, but they bring great ...

  • 23 Jan 2015
    Collective pension funds deliver welfare gains; at least for the time being

    Risk sharing of adverse shocks between generations within pension funds deliver welfare gains, according to studies. Researcher Ward Romp gives such funds the benefit of the doubt for the time being, but notes that ...

  • 20 Jan 2015
    New Year's assembly: Van der Schroeff award 2014 awarded to Dick Kerver

    During the New Year’s assembly held on Thursday 15 January, Dick Kerver was awarded the Van der Schroeffprijs 2014 for best Economics and Business Lecturer. Klaas Knot (President of De Nederlandsche Bank) and Harold ...

  • 9 Jan 2015
    Joris Marée Lecturer of the Year 2014

    On Thursday 8 January Joris Marée (Mathematical Economics and Mathematics section) was selected as UvA Lecturer of the Year 2014. He received this award out of a field of six faculty nominees at the University of ...

  • 6 Jan 2015
    Arnoud Boot appointed honorary member of Royal Netherlands Economic Association (KVS)

    After 8 years of chairing the Royal Netherlands Economic Association (from 2006-2014) prof. Arnoud Boot (ACLE/University of Amsterdam) was appointed an honorary member of the association on 12 December 2014.

  • 2 Jan 2015
    Lukáš Tóth Selected 2015 International Scholar in Residence by the American Bar Association

    Lukáš Tóth (PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics) has been selected as the 2015 International Scholar in Residence by the American Bar Association Section Antitrust Law.