Research review: Erasmus School of Economics conducts high quality research

An international committee led by Prof. Arie Kapteyn recently reviewed the research done in the field of Economics & Business at Erasmus School of Economics, Maastricht University, University of Groningen, Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam & VU University during the period 2008 – 2014. The committee concluded that Erasmus School of Economics had conducted high quality research over the review period, adding to the already high level of research in Economics & Business across the country.

The committee noted that Erasmus School of Economics is very well equipped for the future with its large proportion of talented young faculty, who, when properly mentored by senior faculty, add to the long-term sustainability of the School.  Furthermore the committee noted that Erasmus School of Economics presents several interesting examples of societal impact generated by its research results and pursues an active policy with regards to scientific integrity.

The report concludes with several recommendations, primarily aimed at leveraging the global visibility of Erasmus School of Economics. These recommendations include the expansion of the existing seminar and visitor programme to allow for more extensive research visits both from and to Erasmus School of Economics and to organize more elaborate support for PhD students to perform well on the international job market.

About the review: the review is based on a self-assessment report provided to the committee by Erasmus School of Economics (including supporting documentation), a selection of key-publications and interviews with the School’s faculty. The final report of the committee was delivered on January 12th, 2015. Both the self-assessment made by Erasmus School of Economics and the report of the committee are modelled on the rules and guidelines provided by the ‘Standard Evaluation Protocol 2015'

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