On the 23rd of November the Finance Award for the best finance thesis 2015-2016 was awarded for the first time. The prize was awarded to Elizabeth van der Wagen. Van der Wagen wrote her thesis "The causal relationship between social performance and corporate financial performance" as completion of the Master of Finance in Groningen. In her research she concludes that there is no conclusive relation between corporate social performance and corporate financial performance.
The thesis award was created by the Professor Robert van der Meer Fund, a fund under the umbrella of the Ubbo Emmius Fund,
and is presented every other year for the best thesis written for the programmes Finance and International Financial Management. This edition the jury was composed of Prof. Dr. Michael Damm, Prof. Dr. Roelof Salomons and Dr. Lammertjan Dam. The other nominees were Koen Seebus (thesis: Stock market participation and the strength of weak ties) and Remko Struik (thesis : Financial literacy and pension expectations: Adjustments to reforms in the Netherlands).
Read more on the website of the faculty of economics and business.
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