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Results: 81 - 98 of 98
  • 24 Jun 2014
    Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance student wins Johan de Witt Publication Prize 2014

    Miriam Loois, MSc student in the Actuarial Science and Mathematical Finance section of the Amsterdam School of Economics has won the Johan de Witt Publication Prize 2014.

  • 24 Jun 2014
    Cars Hommes
    Cars Hommes elected President of the Society of Computational Economics

    In May 2014 UvA Professor Cars Hommes was elected President of the Society of Computational Economics (SCE) for a period of two years.

  • 23 May 2014
    Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink
    'Study effectiveness of education and labour market policies’

    “It’s my belief that scientists also have a social mission,” says Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink, Professor Labour Market and Education Economics at UvA’s Amsterdam School of Economics.

  • 16 Apr 2014
    EU FP7
    Cars Hommes coordinator of EU FP7 research project

    Cars Hommes, professor of Economics Dynamics and director of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance (CeNDEF) has once again succeeded in obtaining an EU FP7 grant for a collaborative project: ...

  • 11 Mar 2014
    ‘Study macroeconomics with realistic behavioural models'

    Nowadays for many of us it’s much easier to imagine the link between ‘chaos and economics’ than in 1999 when this was the title of Cars Hommes’ inaugural address. He referred to scientific chaos, but what is that ...

  • 11 Mar 2014
    Hessel Oosterbeek
    Smaller classrooms lead to higher adult incomes

    A class size reduction from 25 to 20 students provides students on average with over three per cent higher wages when they are between 27 and 42 years old.

  • 11 Mar 2014
    Buser
    Prestige of math and science scares off girls because they are less competitive

    What’s the problem with girls and mathematics? Despite many efforts to encourage their enthusiasm for science and technology, there are still only a few female students in technical universities and sciences like ...

  • 29 Jan 2014
    Domenico Massaro wins Joop Hartog Thesis award

    The annual Joop Hartog Thesis award was presented to Domenico Massaro (Amsterdam School of Economics) for his thesis 'Bounded Rationality and Heterogeneous Expectations in Macroeconomics'. In addition to the award ...

  • 17 Jan 2014
    Casper van Ewijk
    Professor in favour of a more flexible pension system and more risk awareness

    “Netspar is first and foremost a scientific network so we don’t have an agenda. We simply identify the facts,” says Casper van Ewijk, the recently appointed general director of the joint think tank of government ...

  • 17 Jan 2014
    R.J.A. Laeven
    ‘This risk management tool does calculate financial contagion’

    The CEO of private bank Van Lanschot, Floris Deckers, already admitted it in 2008; during a parliamentary hearing about the crisis with the captains of the Dutch financial industry, he acknowledged that the risk ...

  • 8 Jan 2014
    NIAS Lorentz Program
    C. Hommes Distinguished Lorentz Fellow at NIAS

    Mathematical economist, Cars Hommes, Professor of Economic Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam, wins the sixth Distinguished Lorentz Prize.

  • 15 Nov 2013
    Maarten Pieter Schinkel
    A scientist in the role of mortgage watchdog

    Maarten Pieter Schinkel, professor of Competition Economics and Regulation at the University of Amsterdam, carries out research into price leadership bans in the Dutch mortgage market imposed by the European ...

  • 5 Nov 2013
    Download CenDEF@15 brochure

    The Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance (CeNDEF) recently held a two-day symposium to mark its 15th anniversary. Now a brochure has been published describing CeNDEF's activities over the years.

  • 11 Sep 2013
    Roel Beetsma
    Do’s and don’ts of 50 years of budget policy in the Netherlands

    According to Roel Beetsma et al we should be pleased with the independent Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB). And Dutch budget policy has a number of other strengths that could be of benefit to ...

  • 21 Jun 2013
    Photo Sweder van Wijnbergen
    On Zombie Banks and Recessions after Systemic Banking Crises: It Does Matter How Governments Intervene

    Sweder van Wijnbergen and Timotej Homar show how the duration of the recession could be cut in half if the right measures are taken. Now the government is stimulating the formation of zombie banks.

  • 6 Feb 2013
    Joop Hartog Dissertation Prize

    On January 17, 2013, the Joop Hartog Dissertation Prize was awarded to Petr Sedláček for his thesis “Macroeconomic implications of labor market frictions”, written under the supervision of professor Wouter den Haan. ...

  • 27 Nov 2012
    Research grant for Amsterdam Centre for Insurance Studies

    The European claims specialist Van Ameyde Group will provide a € 150,000 grant for doctoral research in 'Economic and Statistical Aspects of Insurance Fraud'.

  • 17 Aug 2012
    UvA researchers confirm teaching entrepreneurial skills in primary school is useful

    Primary school is a fertile ground for developing entrepreneurial skills. The curriculum of The BizWorld Foundation, a national non-profit organisation dedicated to teaching entrepreneurship, business and finance to ...