Retirees’ (60+) pension benefits insufficiently protected against interest rate fluctuations
There is more interest risk than is desirable in theory when it comes to the current pension contracts of particpants aged 60 or older. This is one of the assertions of researchers Roel Mehlkopf (Tilburg University) ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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
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 ...
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 ...