Test Alumni

EUR congratulates the following graduates:

R.G. Kootte (Economics and Business)- M.J.C. Kros (Economics and Business)- M.W. van den Bergh (Public Administration)- A.M. Seefried (International Public Management and Publ)

How the brain's sensitivity for emotions causes accounting fraud

Monday, 2 May 2016

World-shaking accounting scandals often originate in financial reporting from internal accountants. By studying internal accountants’ brain activity, Professor Frank Hartmann of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) discovered that some misreporting comes from a neurological make-up that makes them more vulnerable to social pressure from managers promoting their own personal interests. Hartmann says the results shed a different light on who should – and who shouldn’t ‒ be hired for internal accountants’ positions.


Game changers: learn how serious games work

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Training medical professionals for their work in the emergency room. Solving traffic problems by getting commuters to choose public transport or a bike over their cars. Or playfully motivating employees in a steel factory to increase the company’s productivity. These are just a few of the purposes for which serious games are used. In a new Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), media scholars of Erasmus University Rotterdam teach you what serious games are and how they work. Also, they take you on a tour along some of the most cutting-edge serious games that are developed by several Rotterdam-based game companies.

Recommended serving size leads to reduced consumption

Friday, 15 April 2016

Larger portions and packages are an important cause of the increase in the number of people with overweight and obesity. How can this portion size effect be prevented? Behavioural economist Iris Versluis conducted research on a number of measures for her thesis. Among others, it emerged that placing an image of the recommended serving size on the packaging had the desired effect. Versluis will obtain her doctorate on Thursday, 21 April 2016 at Erasmus University Rotterdam.