Junior and senior faculty positions
We are looking for new colleagues to accommodate our growth. Are you enthusiastic about Econometrics and Data Science? Then we invite you to apply for our junior or senior positions. Read more.
Master Econometrics and Operations Research rated as Top Programme
Two professors EOR in top 10 of ESB Economentop 40
Siem Jan Koopman (4) and Andre Lucas (8) are in the Top 10 of this year's Top 40 of Economists in The Netherlands. The Economentop 40 is published annually by Economisch Statistische Berichten (ESB). Ten researchers of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam are in the Economists top 40, from which nine members are affiliated with the School of Business and Economics. You can read the entire article (in Dutch) here.
Farewell Symposium prof. Gerrit Timmer
On 31 October, professor Gerrit Timmer retired from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Besides being CEO of Ortec, he was more than 25 years professor of Bedrijfseconometrie at the department of Econometrics and Operations Reseach. In honour of his retirement we organize the symposium “Is Data Science the new Operations Research” on 31 January 2019, to be held in the Auditorium of Symphony Building in Amsterdam from 2:00 - 6:30 pm. For the programme and registration click here.
Bachelor programmes awarded ‘Top Rated Programme’ distinction
Paper forthcoming in Journal of Financial Econometrics
SBE Diversity Fund awarded to Siem Jan Koopman
Siem Jan Koopman received financial support from the diversity fund of the School of Business and Economics. The fund is established to increase gender diversity among academic personnel and support talented female researchers in their academic career development. Janneke van Brummelen, VU EOR alumna and current Tinbergen Institute MPhil student will be hired to conduct research during Spring 2019 under the supervision of Siem Jan Koopman.
Paper accepted to the Journal of Applied Econometrics
VIDI grant for Neil Olver
Neil 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.
VENI grant for Geert Mesters
Geert 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.
Forthcoming paper in Social Choice and Welfare
The paper ‘A Bargaining Experiment with Asymmetric Institutions and Preferences’ by Harold Houba is forthcoming in the journal Social Choice and Welfare. Read paper.
Paper accepted to Environmental Modelling & Software
Ilka van de Werve Fellow at NCSR
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.
Julia Schaumberg awarded a Lamfalussy Fellowship
In April Julia Schaumburg was awarded a Lamfalussy Fellowship by the European Central Bank for her proposal "Networking the Yield Curve". Read more.