Impact Day Energy Transition

  • #economics

On Thursday, 23 May, Erasmus School of Economics invites you to join the Impact Day Energy Transition, an afternoon dedicated to the role of economists in addressing the complex issues surrounding the energy transition. 

Expect an engaging afternoon featuring speakers from academia, industry, and the public sector. 

Topics will range from energy pricing dynamics and consumer behaviour to energy network accessibility and to addressing energy disparities.

Check the programme, speakers and register here.


Erasmus Sustainability Days 2024

  • #environmentalscience

Join the Erasmus Sustainability Days (ESD), a dynamic week-long event hosted by the Erasmus Sustainability Hub, designed to educate, inspire, and connect individuals interested in sustainability. Scheduled to take place from May 13th to 17th, 2024, ESD offers a diverse range of activities aimed at fostering knowledge exchange, skill development, and networking opportunities. With a total of 27 events spread across the five days, there's something for everyone to engage with and learn from.

Everyone with an interested in sustainability can join!

Have a look at the full program.


EU Week: Geopolitics and Business in the EU

  • #demography
  • #economics
  • #geography
  • #politicalsciences

Join us on April 25th for a dynamic day dedicated to exploring the theme of 'Geopolitics and Business in the EU'. This event, a collaborative effort by esteemed European business schools, promises an immersive journey into the vital role of the European Union in shaping our collective future.

Visit this website for the program and registration.


What do we want (or not want) from publishers? Looking beyond the current Dutch contract with Elsevier

UNL, NFU and NWO are delighted to announce a one-day conference entitled “What do we want (or not want) from publishers? Looking beyond the current Dutch contract with Elsevier” that will take place on Thursday, April 18 2024 in the Domstad Conference Centre, in Utrecht.

The context of the conference is the current Dutch contract with Elsevier, but the theme will be broader. The event will explore the successes and challenges of ‘read and publish’ deals; cooperation with publishers in the field of research information; and how concepts such as ‘digital sovereignty’ play out in relationships with commercial publishers. It is conceived as an open forum to discuss what the academic sector wants from the publishing sector in safeguarding academic values in a just, equitable and open scholarly communication landscape.

Register and read full article here.


Compliments boost productivity

Recently, Robert Dur, Professor of Economics of Incentives at Erasmus School of Economics, was interviewed by RTL Nieuws about receiving compliments in the workplace. What turns out? Receiving compliments engenders higher productivity among employees.

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The charm of consultancy

Robert Dur, Professor of Economics of Incentives and Performances at Erasmus School of Economics, was a guest on a podcast episode of BNR Werkverkenners. The consulting sector is constantly rising in popularity, which is also noticeable among students. Dur elaborates on why this is, and what type of student is going in the consultancy direction.

Many students these days want to become consultants notes Dur, perhaps this is one of the most popular professions mentioned. One of the things that attracts students to this sector is the wide variety they expect. Consequently, many students say that they do not want to be consultants all their lives, but they see it as a nice way to gain experience and look around. Students' main motivation is still income, now that life is very expensive. Young people have many desires besides that. Other factors also play a role, working conditions, tasks and the mission. Consultancy attracts different types of people. If Dur looks at the average, they are more extroverted, curious, ambitious students. They are people who want to explore the world with their heads held high. On average, they may score a little lower on the moral compass. The students with a strongly developed compass are more likely to see Dur heading for other types of jobs that give more back to society.

You can listen to the full podcast from BNR Nieuwsradio, 27 February 2024, here.


Getting started with your ORCID iD!

Are you an EUR researcher or EUR PhD? Then this workshop is for you!

ORCID provides researchers with a persistent unique identifier. ORCID iD prevents name ambiguity and reliably connects publications, datasets, and affiliations under a researcher’s record.

Learn in this workshop how to create and use your ORCID iD to enhance the discoverability of your research outputs.

This workshop will allow you - as a researcher - to reap the benefits of ORCID. Namely by:

  • Enhancing the discoverability and visibility of your research;

  • Preventing name ambiguity problems;

  • Saving time when applying for funding and/or publishing: enter your information once, re-use often!

Read more about the workshop and register here.


Health & Preferences Workshop 29 feb

  • #economics
  • #ethicsinhealthsciences
  • #philosophy
  • #psychologicalsciences

Perspectives from economics and philosophy on the policy-relevance of health preferences on reimbursement decision-making.

Preferences play a central role in healthcare reimbursement decisions, for example informing cost-effectiveness analysis, priority setting, and medical product development. But are preferences as currently elicited to inform these decisions fit-for-purpose, or ‘policy-relevant’?

Established literatures in philosophy and behavioural economics challenge this assumption. Relevant preferences would, for example, be well-informed, based on correct reasoning, and due to self-regarding or public-regarding reasons (but not necessarily both). All of these conditions have been contested empirically.

This workshop has therefore invited health economists, behavioural economists, and philosophers to make headway on the question: How can we determine whether stated health preferences are policy-relevant, and what should we do if we have good reason to believe they are not?

In this workshop, which includes a keynote by Daniel Hausman (Rutgers University), the question of when health policy should be based on health preferences and which challenges exists in the measurement and interpretation of those preference will be explored in three sessions (see below for details). The workshop aims to develop agenda for future interdisciplinary research on policy-relevant preferences in healthcare reimbursement.

For more information, the programme and registration click here.


SEISMEC: Better work, better workplaces

  • #computerscience
  • #informationscience
  • #psychologicalsciences
  • #sociology
  • #technology

In connection with the SEISMEC project, this mini-symposium will examine the emergence of increased digital and AI supported tools within work contexts. The symposium will raise and discuss means to and the opportunities and challenges of integrating new technologies in relation to empowering workers in multiple ways.

Join us for presentations, keynotes, and discussions on human centric digitalisation and AI encompassing developments in Industry 5.0, perspectives of large organisations and SMEs, human resources and labour organisations.

Brought to you by Erasmus University Rotterdam and Societal Impact of AI (AiPact), the Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics (ECDA), Reshaping Work.

Have a look at the programme and register here.


Social City Walk

Practice your Dutch, meet new people and get to know the city better! The Social City Walk is all about connection between cultures. Want to have fun conversations with people you may have never met otherwise, while having a nice walk around the city? Walking & Talking brings together ‘new’ Rotterdammers with native speakers. Break out of your bubble and help each other practice the Dutch language and learn new things.

Each group will have a guide that makes sure you will switch buddy’s multiple times during a walk, and have many interesting meetings in one night. With different starting points and routes, we make sure you get a good glimpse of what the city has to offer. For this special edition we will also introduce you to different foods from all over the world. Discover how diverse Rotterdam really is!

Open for (international) EUR staff, students, alumni and everyone else. Bring a friend and enjoy a night of connection! We start at 17:00 at the EUR Campus for a grand opening.

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