Puzzle Nekst 1: Coconometrics

Puzzle Nekst 1: Coconometrics

The first puzzle of this academic year is presented to you by professor Willem Haemers. After a relaxing and exotic holiday, we all had to…

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Scientific Article: PGGM

Scientific Article: PGGM

The Holistic Balance Sheet Method as Supervisory Instrument for Pension Funds This article explains what the ‘holistic balance sheet’ (HBS) is and its relation with…

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The Economics Ph.D. Program in Tilburg

The Economics Ph.D. Program in Tilburg

Since the start of the fall semester, I am education coordinator for econometrics in the Graduate Program in Economics (GPE) at Tilburg University. In this…

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Board to Board

Board to Board

Time flies when you are having fun. Or is a board year not just fun? The academic year 2012-2013 has started and the former board…

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A mathematical illusion called democracy

A mathematical illusion called democracy

The Dutch state representative elections and, even more important, the presidential elections of the USA between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are just behind us….

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When the leaves are falling again…

When the leaves are falling again…

The new academic year has started! When you read this column you are probably submerged in lectures, exercises and the like. Also for me as…

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APG: One of the Largest Pension Administrators

APG: One of the Largest Pension Administrators

On October 5, Daniëlle and I travelled to Amsterdam to interview Kay Mennens, an employee of APG. This company is one of the largest pension…

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Survey

Survey

As you might have noticed we have distributed a survey during some of the lectures. First of all we would like to thank everyone for…

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Puzzle Nekst 4 2011-2012

Puzzle Nekst 4 2011-2012

The objective of this puzzle is to find the first name and the family name of an economist who is among the most talented in…

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Asset 2.0

Asset 2.0

During the past few years, the current structure of the Asset associations has been proven to be challenging. Therefore, certain structural changes are needed to…

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