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Which bank survives a crisis?

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

During the recent financial crisis some banks collapsed but others did not. Why do some banks fail during a crisis, while others get off without a scratch? New research by PhD candidate Philip Fliers of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), uses Dutch economic history to find out. Fliers suggests that factors like age, size, debt ratios, branch penetration and internationalisation were all crucial for determining whether or not banks survived the Dutch banking crisis of the 1920s, the country’s last big banking crisis before that of 2008. Fliers argues that this historical crisis holds potentially very important lessons for policymakers today.

Honorary doctorate for Nancy Fraser

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

On Friday, 7 November 2014, Erasmus University Rotterdam will celebrate its 101st anniversary by awarding an honorary doctorate to Professor Nancy Fraser, a leading American scholar. Fraser earned a PhD in philosophy and is currently the Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science and professor of philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York. She will be given the honorary doctorate because of her outstanding work in philosophy and social sciences and her influence on the discipline of history. Professor Maria Grever and Professor Jos de Mul are her honorary supervisors.

Erasmus University in Top 100 Times Higher Education ranking

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Erasmus University Rotterdam retains its high position in the Times Higher Education ranking. In this year’s ranking the university holds position 72, one place higher than last year.