8 VU Amsterdam economists in the ESB Economen Top 40!

8 VU Amsterdam economists are in the ESB top 40 2019, which is published today in the Economisch Statistische Berichten.

12/17/2019 | 4:07 PM

With this ranking, we are right behind the Erasmus University who has 9 researchers in the list. We are very proud of our researchers:

Siem Jan Koopman (4)
André Lucas (6)
Pieter Gautier (10)
Albert Menkveld (14)
Jos van Ommeren (17)
Erik Verhoef (20)
Bas van der Klaauw (31)
Utz Weitzel (40)


New this year in the Economen Top 40 is Utz Weitzel (Finance department). The ESB top 40 is published annually by Economisch Statistische Berichten (ESB). Number one this year is Thomas Buser from the University of Amsterdam.
On the Institutes Top 2019, where all the employees are counted, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam ranked at number 3, behind the Erasmus University Rotterdam (1), and the University of Tilburg (2). 

Some facts:

● Dutch economists publish less, but better.

● 39 of the 40 places in the top are occupied by men.

● There are eight new arrivals and a new number one.

You can read the entire article here (in Dutch)