YAE survey: stress and long hours common among young researchers
In an opinion piece for nature.com, Shaul Shalvi, Toma Susi and Mangala Srinivas share the results of a survey held among the researchers of the Young Academy of Europe. The findings - little time, much stress - ...
12 Jun 2019
The Dark Side of Personality
Social life entails countless situations in which people have to trust each other. From mundane family matters to profane issues such as trade negotiations among world leaders in a conflicted globalized world – all ...
27 May 2019
Vidi grant awarded to ASE researcher
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800.000 euros per project to Dr Shaul Shalvi (Amsterdam School of Economics, section Microeconomics). With the grant, Shalvi ...
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 ...