Alexander Italianer, who completed his university education Econometrics and received his PhD within the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen, has become the new Secretary General of the European Commission on September 1st, succeeding Catherine Day. This leaves him as the head of the 30,000 European officials.
Director-General Maarten Verwey is also an alumnus of the University. Verwey became Director-General in the field of Structural Reform Support Service on July 1st.
Alexander Italianer (1956) completed his degree in econometrics in 1980 and received his PhD in economics at the University in 1986. In 1985 he became a civil servant at the European Commission. Before his appointment as Secretary General he managed the Directorate-General for Competition, which supervises the prevention of unfair competition within the EU.Maarten Verwey (1970) completed his Master’s Degree in Economics (macro economics and finance) at the University of Groningen in 1994.
Interview met Italianer in Trouw
The Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) is proud to announce that Milena Nikolova has been appointed as Aletta Jacobs Chair in the Economics of Well-being. The chair will be positioned within the Department of Global Economics and Management...
Ulrike Schultze's inaugural lecture on what social media does to solidarity and why this matter will take place on Friday 17 March 2023.
De Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW) heeft dit jaar Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, Lisa Herzog, Jeroen de Ridder, Moniek Tromp en Helga de Valk benoemd als nieuwe leden.
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