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Traci White is the host of Econ 050, a podcast made by the Faculty of Economics and Business in collaboration with the Northern Times.

Econ 050: Earthquakes and energy

Date:22 January 2019

What happens after natural gas extraction ends in the north? Professor Machiel Mulder explains who is making money from the industry and what the future holds for the region on a new episode of podcast Econ 050.

Why big data is difficult

Why big data is difficult

Date:22 January 2019

Big data is the new buzzword for organizations. Patterns become visible that would not otherwise be visible. Amazon is said to know what customers are going to buy before the customers know it. The potential of big data opens up new, promising...

Professor Kamp-Roelands

Fighting for global reporting on long term value creation

Date:16 January 2019

Since earlier this year, Nancy Kamp-Roelands is, by special appointment, Professor of Non-Financial Information, Integrated Reporting & Assurance. She sees this appointment as a bold, well-timed step on the part of FEB. “Although integrated reporting and...

Jing Wan is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen.

The psychology in your shopping basket

Date:19 December 2018

When you are shopping in the supermarket, do you see friendly faces on the shelves? Giving brands a face and personality is a key part of marketing. There are familiar characters the world over, from Mr Clean, to the Michelin man. This is the research...

"Jessica de Bloom is a Rosalind Franklin Fellow working in HRM & Organizational Behavior at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen. Photo by Rami Marjamaeki.

All I want for Christmas is… recovery

Date:17 December 2018
Author:Jessica de Bloom

Prevention of burnout and recovering from highly demanding jobs is important for the wellbeing of employees and crucial for firm performance. Accordingly, finding out how to reduce stress is vital from both a business and a personal perspective. Holidays ...

Hanna Fromell is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen

Why southeast Asia may hold the answer to a worldwide health problem

Date:14 December 2018

How to best prevent and treat diseases at a societal level? When considering this question, your mind might initially jump to tactics like quarantine, hygiene and the provision of medicine. But what if the diseases in question do not pass from person to...

Milena Nikolva is assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen

If your spouse loses their job, prepare for a rough ride

Date:12 December 2018

If your partner unexpected loses their job, how much does it impact your well-being? Assistant professor Milena Nikolova explains her research on the topic of spousal unemployment and happiness in the new episode of podcast Econ 050.

Burcu Subasi is a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Business

How perceptions of minorities can affect their job performance

Date:04 December 2018

Not minorities are equal – some are more equal than others in the eyes of their majority culture colleagues.

Donald Trump on the campaign trail by Gage Skidmore

Trump vs China Part III: Let's be friends again

Date:30 November 2018
Author:Steven Brakman, Harry Garretsen, and Tristan Kohl

According to Trump, the deficit on the United States’ current account indicates unfair trade. Trade is a key issue in the Trump administration’s international economic policy. The main strategy – imposing tariffs on imports from any country the...

Econ 050 is presented by Northern Times editor Traci White.

New podcast: the economic impact of Brexit

Date:23 November 2018

Professor Bart Los and fellow researchers were recently awarded best paper for their research on the mismatch between local voting and the local economic consequences of Brexit. In short, they discovered that areas with the strongest leave vote were likely...