prof.dr. (Bauke) B Visser


I am a professor of economics at the Erasmus School of Economics. I hold an MSc in econometrics (cum laude) from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and a PhD from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy. I joined Erasmus University in 2000, after a two-year stint in corporate planning and strategy at Royal Dutch Shell. In 2011-2015, I was the director of the Tinbergen Institute, the research institute and graduate school of the economics and business faculties of Erasmus University Rotterdam, VU University Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam. During those years, I was first a member, then the chair of the Taskforce Scientific Integrity of Erasmus University. I was a Fernand Braudel senior fellow at the European University Institute in 2008. In 1997, during my PhD, I spent three months at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria, in its Young Scientists Summer Program My research deals with decision-making processes, contracting and governance. It has been published in, among others, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics and the Journal of Public Economics. I have a keen interest in networks and complexity, about which I have published in the Journal of Evolutionary Economics and Emergence: Complexity and Organization. I am one of the principal investigators on a project on the role played by editorial board members of more than 100 economics journals in the development of economics as a science. I have been teaching courses on decision-making processes, contracting and governance and on (applied) game theory for many years. My personal website is here.

Erasmus School of Economics

Full professor | Economics
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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  • Bauke Visser (2000) - On correctly allocating error-prone agents in binary decisions structures
  • Bauke Visser (1999) - On correctly allocating error-prone agents in binary decision structures
  • Bauke Visser (1997) - Organizational structure and performance
  • Bauke Visser (1997) - Organizational structure and performance
  • Bauke Visser (1996) - Organizational structure and performance

Applied Game Theory

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Economics of Organisations

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The myth of profitable cruise ships for Rotterdam

Bauke Visser, Professor of Economics of Decision-making Processes at Erasmus School of Economics, recently appeared in an NPO broadcast about cruise ships.

Debunking myths about cruise ships in Rotterdam

The regional economic benefits of cruise calls in Rotterdam are much smaller than claimed by the city of Rotterdam and by Cruise Port Rotterdam (CPR).

Cruise ships in Rotterdam: costs dwarf benefits

Bauke Visser, professor of Micro-Economics at Erasmus School of Economics, discusses the costs and benefits of cruise ships in Rotterdam.
Drone shot from above of a cruiseship

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