Tinbergen Institute and Duisenberg school of finance continue collaboration

Duisenberg school of finance and Tinbergen Institute are continuing their successful collaboration. On Monday 6 May 2013 both parties agreed to extend the contract for another three years. As a result an annual €400,000 remains available for PhD research in the field of finance at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), VU University Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Duisenberg school of finance.

The collaboration strengthens the kind of PhD research in the field of finance that takes place at Erasmus University, the VU University, University of Amsterdam (the three Tinbergen Institute universities) and at Duisenberg school of finance. Duisenberg school of finance earmarks €400,000 per annum to attract young international talent in the finance domain. In addition both Tinbergen Institute and Duisenberg school of finance are investing in a joint research series and the organisation of lectures and congresses. The aim of the collaboration is to strengthen financial research capacity in the Netherlands and to build a bridge between theory and practice.

Pauline van der Meer Mohr, president of the Executive Board of Erasmus University Rotterdam, signed the agreement on behalf of Tinbergen Institute (TI) while board chairman Jos Streppel and dean Dirk Schoenmaker signed on behalf of Duisenberg school of finance. Also present at the signing were Prof. Philip Hans Franses (dean of Erasmus School of Economics), Prof. Bauke Visser (general director of Tinbergen Institute) and Prof. Ton Vorst (director of Graduate Studies for the finance track at Tinbergen Institute).

TI and DSF have been working together since 2008. The past five years has resulted in more than 20 young talented researchers coming to the Netherlands. Later this year the first of them will defend their PhD thesis. Tinbergen Institute was closely involved in the founding of DSF. Since the start TI has been training PhD candidates in the finance field.

“Top teaching and top research to my mind go hand in hand. Through collaboration with a renowned institute like TI we create a sound research climate”, says Dirk Schoenmaker of DSF.

TI general director Bauke Visser: “The collaboration with DSF is very fruitful. It has enriched research into major topics in the domain of finance in the Netherlands, for example the pros and cons of high frequency trading and systemic risks in the banking sector. Cooperation with DSF strengthens a major research group at the Tinbergen Institute. I am very happy to continue our partnership.

About Tinbergen Institute
Tinbergen Institute is the joint institute for economic, econometric and financial research of the University of Amsterdam, VU University Amsterdam and Erasmus University Rotterdam. The latter manages the secretariat. TI is the major training institute for PhD students in the Netherlands in the field of economics, econometrics and finance. Tinbergen Institute annually organises and finances hundreds of seminars, conferences and workshops. The institute was founded in 1987 and is named after Jan Tinbergen, the Dutch economist and Nobel prize winner.

About Duisenberg school of finance
Duisenberg school of finance (DSF) is an international training institute, aiming to create an academic top climate for teaching and research in the field of finance. DSF was founded in 2008 at the initiative of financial institutions and in conjunction with the University of Amsterdam, VU University Amsterdam and Erasmus University Rotterdam. DSF wants to contribute to a sustainable financial sector that creates economic and social value.

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