Robots to the rescue?
|Date:||16 March 2021|
Social interaction between robots and humans is something we will have to get used to. In our health care system, investments in these robots are rising, especially during the covid-19 pandemic as it is harder to get enough personnel. The robots can...
|Date:||09 March 2021|
The cost of the COVID19 pandemic
|Date:||04 March 2021|
15 March 2020; the day that the Netherlands went into lockdown. The one-year anniversary is around the corner. What does the COVID19 crisis and the COVID19 vaccinations cost the Netherlands? Maarten Postma, professor of Global Health Economics, does the...
Doing research in times of a pandemic
|Date:||11 February 2021|
Over the past couple of months, Pedro de Faria’s research was influenced by the covid-19 pandemic. Together with his colleagues, Bart Los and Florian Noseleit, he published two FEB blog articles about the pandemic. FEB Research asked him to tell more about...
Back in Groningen: Gerard van den Berg
|Date:||23 January 2021|
After his time as a student at the Faculty of Economics, Gerard van den Berg, Professor of Health Econometrics, is back in Groningen. Van den Berg is well-known for his research on the long-run effects of conditions very early in life (economic condition,...
Defending a PhD thesis during Corona times
|Date:||15 December 2020|
Aline Seepma was one of FEB’s PhD students affected by the covid-19 measures taken by the Dutch government. Although this created uncertainty for her, in the end there were also some positive side effects.
Seminar with some reflections on the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
|Date:||15 December 2020|
The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2020 was awarded to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson for their “improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats” (Royal Academy of Science, 2020).
What a Dutch-German army integration can teach us about employee engagement
|Date:||10 December 2020|
In 2016, the Dutch and German army placed multiple units of the 43 Mechanised Brigade and the First Armored Division under each other’s command and started exchanging personnel between these units. In one unit, 350 German and 100 Dutch soldiers work...
Hand in hand comrades? Is "franchise camaraderie" a curse or a blessing?
|Date:||03 July 2020|
|Author:||Dr. Evelien P.M. Croonen|
I regularly see beautiful collaborations between local entrepreneurs. Think of entrepreneurs who develop a collective city app with delivery service, or a joint drive-in of catering entrepreneurs during the Corona crisis. These examples show how powerful...
The danger of subtle forms of discrimination
|Date:||01 July 2020|
|Author:||Professor Floor Rink|
Last week, the media was full of national and international demonstrations against discrimination and social inequality. And this while many countries are still in lockdown, or just slowly coming out of a lockdown, due to the new coronavirus. For months,...