VU in 3rd place in Top 40 Best Dutch Economists!

The ESB magazine Economists Top 40 of this year features no less than nine researchers of the School of Business and Economics.

21-12-2017 | 6:00

Dean Willem Verschoor: ''I am very proud with this result and I would like to congratulate the economists of SBE with their deserved place in the top 40. With the economics research at VU Amsterdam, they contribute to both science and knowledge of society."

The researchers are:

  • Siem Jan Koopman (4)
  • André Lucas (11)
  • Jos van Ommeren (12)
  • Erik Verhoef (16)
  • Pierre Koning (17)
  • Pieter Gautier (19)
  • Bas van der Klaauw (22)
  • Cees Withagen (25)
  • Albert Menkveld (38)


In the ranking of Dutch institutes, VU Amsterdam is ranked third. Erasmus University Rotterdam leads the list and Tilburg University is second. The ESB Top 40 is based on journal publications in the years 2012-2016, using the Web of Science database of Clarivate Analytics, weighted by a bibliometric quality indicator.

More information: ESB Economentop 40 2017 (Dutch)