Department of Econometrics and Operations Research

Welcome to the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research. We are a group of driven researchers with a mission to deliver top quality teaching and research. Our teaching mission is to empower students with the methodological skills and continuing curiosity to contribute to solving today’s challenges in business and economics. Read more about our BSc in Econometrics and Operations Research, our BSc specialization in Econometrics and Data Science, our MSc in Econometrics and Operations Research and our minor programme Applied Econometrics. Research-wise, we strive for science with purpose, pushing the academic frontier by publishing in the top international outlets in our field and collaborating with outside partners to link academic advancement with real world problems.

André LucasAndré Lucas
Department chair


VIDI grant for Neil Olver

Neil OlverNeil Olver has started his Vidi grant (€800.000) by NWO for his research ‘Usable algorithms for network optimization’. Networks of many kinds have been growing in size and importance. The same mathematical problems about efficiently designing and utilizing networks occur in many different contexts. This project will uncover new algorithms for these problems that are faster, more accurate and more revealing. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research.

(October 2018)

VENI grant for Geert Mesters

mestersGeert Mesters has started his Veni Grant by NWO for his research ‘Testing Networks’. Network structures have large implications for aggregate output in economics and financial stability in finance. A key difficulty is that these networks are typically not observed. In this research we develop methodology that facilitates testing different network structures that are estimated from large time series panels. He is assistant professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and will conduct his Veni research at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research.

(September 2018)

Forthcoming paper in Social Choice and Welfare

scw The paper ‘A Bargaining Experiment with Asymmetric Institutions and Preferences’ by Harold Houba is forthcoming in the journal Social Choice and Welfare. Read paper.

(September 2018)

Paper accepted to Environmental Modelling & Software

emsThe paper 'Implementation of stochastic multi attribute analysis (SMAA) in comparative environmental assessments' co-authored by Reinout Heijungs has been accepted to Environmental Modelling & Software.

(August 2018)

Ilka van de Werve Fellow at NCSR

werve Since July, Ilka van de Werve is a fellow of the Life-course Cluster at The Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR). Read more.

(July 2018)

Julia Schaumberg awarded a Lamfalussy Fellowship

schaumbergIn April Julia Schaumburg was awarded a Lamfalussy Fellowship by the European Central Bank for her proposal "Networking the Yield Curve". Read more.

(April 2018)