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Gerard van den Berg

Keynote Gerard van den Berg - Using the migrating siblings design to identify sensitive childhood ages for adult health and education

Date:15 October 2019

Gerard van den Berg, chair of the Aletta Scientific Council, will be the first keynote speaker during the Aletta Research Meet-up on 5 November. Van den Berg is a professor of Economics at the University of Bristol. However, the economist will soon return...

Rente en pensioenen: we zijn te voorzichtig

Date:14 October 2019

Door: Steven Brakman (hoogleraar Economie, RUG), Charles van Marrewijk (hoogleraar economie, Universiteit van Utrecht)

Econ 050 is a podcast on the economics and business topics that matter to the Netherlands and the wider world, made by the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Northern Times.

Econ 050: Stress and ambition in young workers

Date:11 October 2019

For young professionals in particular, starting a new job can feel like grasping in the dark. The uncertainty of trying to figure out your place in a complex work environment can become very stressful very quickly. You may feel like you have to say “yes”...

Susanne Täuber

Insights from the Gender Summit in Amsterdam

Date:07 October 2019

Welcoming speakers and chairs from over 20 countries, the 17th Gender Summit took place on 2-4 October in Amsterdam. It offered a great podium for the sharing of the latest research and developments on gender balance in Academia. Susanne Täuber had been...

Econ 050 is a podcast on the economics and business topics that matter to the Netherlands and the wider world, made by the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Northern Times.

Econ 050: Generational poverty

Date:27 September 2019

Being an immigrant, a teenage mother or a child born into poverty can dramatically impact your health throughout your entire life. The Netherlands is perceived internationally as an equitable country with a thriving middle class, and that is mostly true,...

Econ 050 is a podcast on the economics and business topics that matter to the Netherlands and the wider world, made by the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Northern Times.

Econ 050: Inequality in the Netherlands

Date:13 September 2019

Financial security is not the only measure of the welfare of a population. Safety, access to housing, medical care and education are just as important to your sense of well-being. But on a regional level, those can be somewhat misleading indicators: it was...

"Today’s teams are markedly more diverse, unstable, and complex than ever before." Photo by Kaleidico on Unsplash

'Diverse, unstable, and complex': a Q&A on teams in the modern workplace

Date:16 August 2019

A paper on team membership dynamics in the workplace by a group of researchers from the Faculty of Economics and Business was recently named "one of the three best papers published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior last year". The paper explored...

Assistant professor Ikle Bakir

New in Groningen: a Q&A with Ilke Bakir

Date:13 August 2019

Ikle Bakir is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen, who works on transportation and logistics, supply chain management, stochastic optimization, large-scale linear and integer programming.

Econ 050 is a podcast on the economics and business topics that matter to the Netherlands and the wider world, made by the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Northern Times.

Econ 050: Buying political influence

Date:05 August 2019

What is the difference between lobbying and buying influence? Since 2002, it has been legal in the United Kingdom for sitting politicians to hold board positions at private companies, and serve on committees or propose legislation that could directly...

Felix Eggers is associate professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.

How to measure wellbeing in the digital age

Date:23 July 2019

It’s a happy day for Felix Eggers: years of research has come to fruition with research results published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.