|Datum:||11 oktober 2017|
|Auteur:||Martijn van der Steen|
In the last decade, the Dutch government has embraced a neo-liberal agenda to deal with the rapidly rising costs of public healthcare. As a result, the characteristics of the healthcare sector have changed to include the emulation of a ‘market’ for care, government...
|Datum:||09 oktober 2017|
|Auteur:||Marijke C. Leliveld|
Government service is often perceived as subpar. People can associate it with long lines, poor service, and unreliability when keeping to deadlines. But in recent years, governments have started to take interest in the idea of treating citizens like customers...
|Datum:||05 oktober 2017|
In my Industrial Organization lectures, I like to talk about Damaged Goods, the now classic article by Deneckere and McAfee. What’s it about? In 1990, IBM introduced a cheaper version of its laser printer. Fifty percent slower, but much cheaper. However, the...
|Datum:||02 oktober 2017|
Regulators are well aware that management behaviour is largely determined by the corporate culture within an organization. However, in practice, shaping corporate culture is trickier than it sounds. People struggle with questions such as what is an ethical...
|Datum:||15 september 2017|
|Auteur:||Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, Mariko J. Klasing and Petros Milionis|
A striking development in the recent years has been the increased polarisation in terms of values and attitudes that many societies around the world are witnessing. This is noticeable both in public opinion surveys as well as in recent election outcomes. People...
|Datum:||30 augustus 2017|
How do you get into a career dedicated to understanding the causes and consequences of trade policy? We spoke to Tristan Kohl, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business. He spoke to us about how he got into academia, his research on Brexit,...
|Datum:||23 augustus 2017|
Mariann Ollar has been an assistant professor in the research programme Economics, Econometrics and Finance since 2016. We caught up with her to discuss her forthcoming publication, 'Full Implementation and Belief Restrictions'.
|Datum:||16 augustus 2017|
Yasemin Karaibrahimoglu came back to Groningen after she spent part of her Bachelor studies as an exchange student at the University of Groningen (UoG). She is now an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business and is looking forward to developing...
|Datum:||09 augustus 2017|
In December 2016, Jutta Bolt received a Wallenberg Academy Fellowship by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in Sweden. The fellowship is a prestigious grant of one million euros, comparable to a Vidi-Vici grant of the Dutch NWO. The grant meant that Bolt...
|Datum:||02 augustus 2017|
Digitisation and the rapid development of online and mobile technologies are radically changing existing business models. While some companies struggle to implement disruptive innovations, others become new market leaders overnight. We spoke to Thijs Broek...
|Datum:||28 juli 2017|
Prof Bernard Nijstad studies the relation between creativity and innovation within organisations. He offers companies in the Northern Netherlands the unique opportunity to participate in his ground-breaking research project. Nijstad: ‘This research project...
|Datum:||25 juli 2017|
|Auteur:||Kees Ahaus, Martin Land, and Oskar Roemeling|
In the coming years, we will experience an increasing demand on our healthcare systems. This is set to be an even more pressing issue due to population growth and longer lifespans. In practice, it means hospitals will have to treat more patients against lower...
|Datum:||19 juli 2017|
Ajay Kohli is the Gary T. and Elizabeth R. Jones Chair and Professor of Marketing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He visited Groningen to give a keynote speech at the European Marketing Academy conference. The theme of this year’s EMAC conference was...
|Datum:||13 juli 2017|
|Auteur:||Peter van Kampen|
Peter van Kampen works at Energysense at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, at the newly developed branch office of UG in Papenburg, and at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences with a research interest in measuring preferences and developing web based or mobile...
|Datum:||19 juni 2017|
|Auteur:||Dirk Pieter van Donk|
Bio-diesel promises to be a clean option to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. However, it is still costly. Often, oil suited for consumption is used for it, putting pressure on food supply. With a rising world population, the idea of using food as a source of...
|Datum:||13 juni 2017|
|Auteur:||Jochen Mierau is Associate Professor at the University of Groningen|
Poorer people have worse health outcomes than richer people. This is true not just in the Netherlands, but internationally. We see the inequality both between countries, and within them. Even when people have the same health care system, poorer people still...
|Datum:||15 mei 2017|
No sooner had the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union than calls began for the Bank of England to pump money into the economy to avoid deflation.
|Datum:||11 mei 2017|
If markets don’t produce outcomes in line with what voters want – and if politicians won’t (or can’t) address those problems – people tend to reach for more radical solutions.
|Datum:||03 mei 2017|
Data is collected nowadays about anything, at any time, and at any place. The explosion of data is changing the way organizations capture data, analyze information, make decisions, and create value. But how to deal with so much data, and often, messy data? Laura...
|Datum:||02 mei 2017|
|Auteur:||Pedro de Faria|
A closure of a subsidiary of a multinational company is an event that has deep economic and societal impact in the affected region, as it often leaves a shadow of unemployment. However, it, according to a recent research project done in collaboration between...
|Datum:||19 april 2017|
Niels Holtrop explains how he developed a statistical model allowing companies to collect consumer data safely for his doctorate at the University of Groningen's Faculty of Economics and Business.
|Datum:||07 april 2017|
Imagine a man walks up to a woman and, without introducing himself, proposes marriage. Because the woman doesn’t know the man, and because she has a somewhat different plan for her life, she declines the offer. How many of us would object to her doing so? Now...
|Datum:||05 april 2017|
Talk has returned to Greece and its debt crisis. There is no acknowledgement that this situation exists merely due to a flaw in the design of the euro zone. This must be fixed if the currency is to continue -- otherwise the union will merely lurch for crisis...
|Datum:||04 april 2017|
How does the financial sector help, hurt or hinder the economy? My research into this issue builds on the theory of Hyman Minsky (1919-1996), an American economist. He described how over the course of a long financial cycle, investors will shift towards riskier...
|Datum:||24 maart 2017|
The Dutch M&A market is booming. Major Dutch institutions, like PostNL, AkzoNobel and Unilever, have dominated the headlines of late, having all been approached by foreign acquirers looking for new targets. Many observers have been left wondering whether this...
|Datum:||23 maart 2017|
|Auteur:||Richard Jong-A-Pin and Rasmus Wiese|
Economists Richard Jong-A-Pin and Rasmus Wiese of the University of Groningen's Faculty of Economics and Business describe how moral beliefs, not just monetary considerations, guide voters to take part in elections.
|Datum:||22 maart 2017|
The Faculty of Economics and Business has established seven 'signature areas' to stimulate multi-disciplinary research on major challenges like how to fund health care for an aging population and growing worldwide inequality.
|Datum:||17 maart 2017|
Noemi Peters joined FEB in the fall of 2016 as Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Econometrics & Finance. Her interest in microeconomics and microeconometrics led her to a tenure track position in Groningen.
|Datum:||13 maart 2017|
A dominant issue in the Dutch election campaign has been healthcare: specifically, the rising cost of the so-called 'eigen risico'. But what does this term mean, and what is the rationale for it? Viola Angelini, an associate professor at the Faculty of Economics...
|Datum:||09 maart 2017|
Automation has drastically changed our lives. Mechanical harvesting, robots to build cars, accounting software – numerous dangerous, intricate or boring tasks no longer have to be done by people. But automation also fosters the fear that jobs are disappearing...
|Datum:||03 maart 2017|
On Thursday March 2, Gaaitzen de Vries (assistant professor at the University of Groningen and fellow of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre) gave a lecture in the widely watched World Trade Organization's Trade Dialogues Lectures.
|Datum:||01 maart 2017|
The one issue that United States President Donald Trump has been exceptionally clear about is globalisation. He wants to protect the US economy from outside competition, because ‘jobs have disappeared to China’.
|Datum:||22 februari 2017|
Using ICT to innovate is more than investing in computers and software. Systematic strategies must be developed to ensure that ICT investments lead to value creation. Research by John Dong has shown three strategies for firms to successfully innovate with ICT...
|Datum:||07 februari 2017|
Thom de Vries, assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business, recently published an article on managing coordination in multiteam systems in Academy of Management Journal. We caught up with him to chat about the article 'Managing Coordination...
|Datum:||06 februari 2017|
In the politics of recent years, emotion has played an important role, and this will be no different during the Dutch general elections in March. How do political parties deal with emotions? In a recent research project, Harry Garretsen and Janka Stoker studied...
|Datum:||22 januari 2017|
The financial crisis of 2007-2008 exposed problems at corporations that helped derail the global economy. Despite their failings, companies fiercely resisted the idea of tighter regulations.
What does this tell us, and is our current model of regulation fundamentally...
|Datum:||18 januari 2017|
What will happen to jobs as more tasks are done by robots? Will mass unemployment ensue, or will humanity adjust as it has to new technologies in the past? The answer is uncertain, according to leading economist Daron Acemoglu. The MIT professor laid out possible...