When Amsterdam real estate buyers were competing for properties, sellers setting asking prices that ended in one or more zeroes achieved higher prices. That was the finding of a new paper, written by a team of ...
6 Apr 2020
In memoriam Arnold Heertje (1934 -2020)
From 1964 until his retirement, Arnold Heertje was a professor of Political Economy at the Faculty of Law. From 1997 to 2005 he was also professor by special appointment of Economic History at the UvA’s Faculty of ...
27 Mar 2020
First online UvA PhD defence successfully completed
The UvA’s first ever online PhD defence ceremony took place on Thursday, 26 March, and went well. Zina Lekniūtė successfully defended her thesis on the consequences of underfunding of American pension funds.
26 Mar 2020
Dutch citizens support European solidarity in fighting epidemic
Dutch citizens are prepared to give the European Union a more central role when it comes to fighting an epidemic. This is the result of a survey conducted before the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis by an ...
13 Mar 2020
Article published in Journal of Banking & Finance
The article 'Sectoral Risk Weights and Macroprudential Policy' by Steffi Huber (CeNDEF, UvA) will be published in the Journal of Banking & Finance. Huber co-authored the article with Alexander Hodbod (European ...
13 Mar 2020
CeNDEF welcomes Fabian Greimel
The Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) successfully filled the vacancy for a tenure track position in 'Financial Stability' during the 2019 European Job Market.
11 Mar 2020
In memoriam: Gerrit Meester (1944-2020)
Gerrit Meester passed away on 27 February as a result of a serious fall suffered at home two days earlier. Gerrit Meester was a professor by special appointment at our faculty until he was accorded emeritus status in ...
25 Feb 2020
ASE professor awarded Vici grant
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros to Roger Laeven, professor of Quantitative Economics at the University of Amsterdam. The grant will enable ...
20 Feb 2020
NWO Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros for three UvA researchers
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Vici grants worth 1.5 million euros to UvA researchers Jason Hessels, Christof Monz and Roger Laeven. The grants will enable them to develop ...
12 Feb 2020
ASE alumnus wins H.K. Nieuwenhuis Thesis Award 2019
Luca Mossink was awarded with the H.K. Nieuwenhuis Thesis Award 2019 during ASE NEXT! 2020 for his dissertation ‘Judge Behaviour in a Poetry Competition: humans vs artificial intelligence’. The award also included a ...
4 Feb 2020
ASE researchers nominated for Antitrust Writing Award 2020
The article ' Discretionary Authority and Prioritizing in Government Agencies', written by UvA Economics and Business researchers Maarten Pieter Schinkel, Jan Tuinstra and Lukaš Tóth, has been nominated for the ...
30 Jan 2020
Winners Van der Schroeff Award and the Joop Hartog Dissertation Award
The Van der Schroeff Award 2019 for the best lecturer at UvA Economics and Business was awarded to Dr. Pushpika Vishwanathan and Dr. Georgia Romagnoli for their efforts and success in innovation on both bachelors and ...
29 Jan 2020
ASE alumnus wins 2020 Netspar thesis award
MSc Econometrics and Actuarial Science & Mathematical Finance alumnus (2018) Bas Temme was presented with the Netspar thesis award for his thesis ‘Life-Cycle Investment Design: Strategies for Dutch top-up plans’.
28 Jan 2020
ASE professor Hans Vijlbrief new State Secretary
Hans Vijlbrief, a non-salaried Amsterdam School of Economics professor (Macro and International Economics section) has been appointed as the new State Secretary of Finance. The professor, together with Alexandra van ...
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
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
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.