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Results: 1 - 20 of 231
  • 10 Dec 2019
    Seven UvA researchers receive ERC Consolidator Grants

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Consolidator Grants to neuroscientist Birte Forstmann, Eastern Europe researcher Artemy Kalinovsky, clinical hematologist Arnon Kater, behavourial scientist Shaul ...

  • 10 Dec 2019
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to Shaul Shalvi

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant to Shaul Shalvi (Amsterdam School of Economics, Microeconomics section) for his research project ‘Responsible sharing: Paving the path for ...

  • 4 Dec 2019
    Online shopping
    Dutch consumers spend more in European webshops

    Quinten Meertens (ASE Quantitative Economics section), has developed a new method to better estimate spending by Dutch consumers in foreign webshops (within the EU). The method was developed in collaboration with ...

  • 18 Nov 2019
    Chess
    Men are more competitive than women in the workplace

    New research confirms that men have a more competitive attitude than women. This result may partially explain why men often have higher positions and higher incomes. At the same time, more diversity could be achieved ...

  • 2 Oct 2019
    UvA Economics professors highly critical of PostNL-Sandd merger

    In an article published on 2 October in both 'Het Financieele Dagblad' and 'Economisch Statistische Berichten', UvA Economics professors Maarten Pieter Schinkel and Sander Onderstal weigh in heavily on the Dutch ...

  • 18 Sep 2019
    Reforms needed for Eurozone fiscal rules

    ASE professor Roel Beetsma, a member of the European Fiscal Board (EFB) advisory body, was involved in drafting a recommendation for the European Commission.

  • 17 Sep 2019
    ASE researcher wins European research award

    Dr Shaul Shalvi (Amsterdam School of Economics, Microeconomics section) was presented with the Jane Beattie Award during the biannual European Association for Decision Making (EADM) meeting held in Amsterdam this ...

  • 3 Sep 2019
    Prestigious ERC Starting Grant awarded to ASE researcher

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grant to ASE researcher Thomas Buser (section Microeconomics) for his project 'Competition, Time Pressure, Public Speaking and Multitasking: The Role of ...

  • 28 Aug 2019
    Maarten Pieter Schinkel to present sustainability research at European policy events

    Maarten Pieter Schinkel (professor of Competition economics and regulation) will present his research into the effects of allowing horizontal agreements with anticompetitive effects (‘cartels’) for the purpose of ...

  • 8 Aug 2019
    MSc in Economics alumnus wins IPPR Economics Prize

    MSc in Economics alumnus Agata Makowska (graduated in 2017) and her colleagues at the London Economics consultancy have won the IPPR Economics Prize. The IPPR Economics Prize is one of the biggest cash prizes in ...

  • 30 Jul 2019
    NWO Open Competition grant awarded to ASE researcher

    Prof. dr. Erik Plug (ASE, section Microeconomics) has been awarded a NWO Open Competition grant. The organisation makes funding available for the best research proposals in the humanities and social sciences, without ...

  • 9 Jul 2019
    Bubbles in Amsterdam
    Monetary policy might be able to limit bubbles in financial markets

    Experiments by behavioural economist Myrna Hennequin suggest that an interest rate hike, combined with a transparent interest rate policy, might dampen expectations that drive bubbles in financial markets. ‘We wanted ...

  • 9 Jul 2019
    Busreis
    Measuring preferences through virtual choice questions

    Sophisticated choice questions and statistical methods are a way to obtain a good insight into people’s preferences. Statistical researcher Roselinde Kessels of the University of Amsterdam uses such methods to study ...

  • 18 Jun 2019
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    YAE survey: stress and long hours common among young researchers

    In an opinion piece for nature.com, Dr Shaul Shalvi (ASE, microeconomics), Toma Susi (University of Vienna) and Mangala Srinivas (Radboud University Nijmegen) share the results of a survey held among the researchers ...

  • 12 Jun 2019
    Boys silhouette
    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
    Trust
    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
    Werkmotivatie
    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 ...