The Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) is SBE’s central authority on academic research and administers SBE’s PhD programme and research master’s programmes. The graduate school also stimulates research in various ways, provides incentives for new research initiatives, and oversees quality and productivity.
GSBE has seven research themes with several links between the various departments and institutes of SBE. In many cases, this collaboration exists in both research and teaching. As a result of their early development from a strong business economics orientation, many research themes cannot be characterised as exclusively covering either business or economics. They all cross the boundaries of both business and economics.
The Graduate School of Business and Economics offers two research master's programmes: Business Research and Economic and Financial Research. PhD candidates carry out their research within one of the seven departments. And of course, GSBE researchers also teach at the bachelor's and master’s level in the School of Business and Economics.
Contributing to and participating in GSBE research
“Everyone believes in sustainability; everyone is worried about the threat of climate change. But an ideological narrative and mandatory regulations alone change nothing. Energy efficiency has to go hand in hand with financial rewards.”
“Our goal is to find one theory that can describe and predict human behaviour in different situations. This research lies at the borders of economics, psychology, neuroscience and sociology. I don’t see myself as a true economist – I studied computer science and consider myself more of a behavioural scientist.”
“Supported by a Veni grant, I study the accounting choices of European bank and I hope to make recommendations for how to modify their risk-taking behaviour. There’s no doubt the current crisis played a role in the decision to award this grant.”
“We have to get used to the idea that sustainable investing can be not just socially but also financially attractive. This of course needs to be substantiated with rock-solid figures and research; that’s the basis of our Master in Sustainable Finance.”
Mark Levels (ROA and GSBE) won a research grant in the highly competitive Open Research Area grant scheme, organized by NWO, ANR, JSPS, DFG and ESRC, to conduct a large cross-national research program on youth Not in Employment, Education and Training (NEETs).