On December 10th, Frank Heemskerk, the Dutch Minister for Trade, gave a guest-lecture for FEB students on the economic crisis and the implications for the Dutch economy. Heemskerk, who is an economist himself, gave a very interesting talk (slides here) that made clear how economic policy making is a mix between politics and economics.
The lecture was well attended with about 100 students present (all seats were taken in Zernike room 13) and there was fortunately enough time left after his talk for discussion. Heemskerk told the lecturer, professor Garretsen, that he was impressed by the questions from our students.
Several FEB researchers have recently won Best Paper Awards. The staff members awarded are Bart Los, Jenny van Doorn, Nick Szirbik and Peter Verhoef.
Jan Willem Bolderdijk must be the ideal son-in-law. He is cheerful, athletic and articulate. He cares greatly about sustainability and is highly aware of the consequences of his choices. But he did book that trip to Thailand. Why is it so difficult...
In the past months, pupils from various primary and secondary schools in the city of Groningen have formulated ideas for future urban logistics in cooperation with students of the University of Groningen.