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Why do we believe misleading advertisements and ‘fake’ news?
Date:25 May 2021

How impressionable are we? When and why do we believe misleading advertisements, ‘fake’ news and misinformation? These are the questions that Bob Fennis, Professor of Consumer Behaviour, aims to answer. He is one of several UG researchers who recently received a Dutch Research Council (now) grant of €750,000.

Erik Dietzenbacher appointed Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau
Date:26 April 2021

On 26 April, Erik Dietzenbacher (Brunssum, 1958) was appointed Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau. He is Professor of Interindustry Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen and a scientist of huge international renown. He specializes in the study of economic relationships between economic sectors, or input-output analysis. He mainly studies how changes in the economy affect economic outcomes, for example what happens to employment as investments are made in a certain sector. These studies are undertaken on both a local and global level.

Blog: “Investeerders in groene energie maken veel winst door subsidies”
Date:15 April 2021

De forse winsten dragen niet bij aan het realiseren van een efficiënte energietransitie die op steun kan rekenen van burgers, aldus onderzoeker en docent Daan Hulshof.

The Young Academy Groningen welcomes seven new members
Date:25 March 2021

The Young Academy Groningen welcomes seven new members from diverse disciplines from the University of Groningen.

Achterstand managementkwaliteit Noord-Nederland aangepakt door universiteit en provincies
Date:16 February 2021

Een nieuw managementprogramma voor leidinggevenden in de Noord-Nederlandse maakindustrie en bouwnijverheid moet de achterstand in managementkwaliteit ten opzichte van andere regio’s gaan beslechten.

Artificial Intelligence makes decisions in uncertain situations
Date:26 January 2021

Policymakers often have to base their decisions on very limited information. Some of these decisions may have a serious impact on society in the future. The world of small business is also prone to uncertainty when making decisions, despite potentially huge consequences for both business owners and customers. As a postdoc researcher, Albert Schrotenboer conducted research in the field of Operations Research. He used mathematical decision models and artificial intelligence to optimize decisions in which uncertainty plays a large role.

Getting the energy transition done together
Date:19 January 2021

Groningen is building up to Climate Adaptation Week, an online, interactive festival revolving around the consequences of, and solutions to, climate change. It is a theme that is close to the heart of business expert Björn Mitzinneck. ‘Many of the really tricky problems we face involve people making not particularly smart choices. I’m really interested in how you organize people for the collective good.’

Helft gemeenten maximeert lokale lastenstijging, maar daar merkt de burger weinig van
Date:06 January 2021

Gemeenten kunnen zelf beslissen of ze extra belasting heffen om bijvoorbeeld een zwembad of bibliotheek open te kunnen houden. Veel colleges van B&W sluiten deze mogelijkheid echter bij voorbaat uit: zij leggen in hun collegeakkoord vast dat de lastenstijging beperkt blijft tot een inflatiecorrectie. Toch stijgen de lasten in deze gemeenten niet minder dan in andere gemeenten.

Joining the municipal executive board costs parties votes – but one more than the others
Date:18 December 2020

Political parties that provide aldermen to jointly govern a municipality lose an average of 5 percent of their council seats in the following elections. The loss of seats depends, among other things, on the party and on the number of parties in the municipal executive board. These are the findings from research conducted by COELO on the basis of election results from the period between 1990 and 2018. COELO (Centrum voor Onderzoek van de Economie van de Lagere Overheden; Centre for Research on Local Government Economics) is a research institute affiliated with the University of Groningen.

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