Economics at VU weekend of science

The Economics department was present at the VU weekend of science. Pieter Gautier en Bas van der Klaauw explained school assignment mechanisms where the schools were replaced by chocolate bars.

Master Economics at the VU ranked highest in the Netherlands

The Master in economics at the VU was ranked highest in the Netherlands. The high ranking was mainly due to teacher quality and the development of general skills where the VU scored a lot better than the other universities. We are proud of this student acknowledgement...

Invitation Seminar Professor Lord Nicholas Stern (15 September)

The Development Economics and Spatial Economics research groups (Tinbergen Institute) would like to invite you to the seminar of : Professor Lord Nicholas Stern Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (LSE) IG Patel Professor of...

Remco Oostendorp appointed Professor of International Economics

On July 1, Remco Oostendorp was appointed Professor of International Economics. Remco Oostendorp has been Associate Professor of Development Economics within the Department of Economics since 2005. His main research interests have been at the intersection of...

Jan Willem Gunning appointed officer in the order of Orange-Nassau

Jan Willem Gunning, Emeritus Professor of Economics, was appointed Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau, for his important contributions to the fields of development economics, development cooperation and poverty reduction. Professor Gunning was awarded the order of...

Bas van der Klaauw receives prestigious VICI grant

Bas van der Klaauw, professor at the department of Economics, has received a prestigious VICI grant for senior researchers from NWO. With this €1,5 million grant, Bas will execute his research proposal titled “Improving Human Capital by Allocating individuals...

The 6th annual meeting of the SaM

The 6th annual meeting of the SaM (Search and Matching) was helt in Amsterdam and organized by the VU. Presenters included: Chris Flinn (NYU), Ricardo Lagos (NYU), Espen Moen (Oslo), Jean Marc Robin (Sciences Po) and Susan Vroman (Georgetown). The complete program can...