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NAKE Research Day
The thirteenth NAKE Research Day will be held on April 23, 2010 at Utrecht University. Senior en young researchers will present their work.
As in previous years the NAKE Day is combined with the Tinbergen Lecture organized by the Royal Netherlands Economic Association (KVS). The keynote speaker of this year is André Sapir (Université Libre de Bruxelles).
If you would like to present a paper in one of the parallel sessions, please submit an abstract of less than 200 words as soon as possible, but no later than February 12, 2010.
Those who are not presenting a paper are also welcome to listen and participate in the discussions. You can register via www.nake.nl.


Upcoming NAKE courses
Below you will find an overview of the upcoming courses (start March 2010).
  • Public Sector Economics (Taxation) by Jenny Ligthart
  • Organizational Theory by Arjen van Witteloostuijn
  • Advanced Industrial Organization (Theoretical) by Marco Haan and Bert Schoonbeek
  • Strategic Management by John Hagedoorn, Jean-Francois Hennart, and Xavier Martin
    For more information and registration see www.nake.nl.

    Course on Entrepreneurship
    From May 25 - May 28, 2010, a course on Entrepreneurship will be held at Utrecht University. For more information, please see www.nake.nl.

    NAKE workshop 2009
    In June 2009, we had a successful workshop at Wageningen University. This workshop was sponsored by "Stichting Fonds Landbouw Export Bureau". workshop dinner In total, 44 students participated. To earn credits, students had to write a workshop report. The best reports are included below.

    Rob Nijskens has written a report "Banks, Networks and Financial Markets", based on the lectures of Sanjeev Goyal (University of Cambridge). For those of you who always wanted to know more about fixed effects in nonlinear panel data, Cemil Ozbugday has written a paper on the lectures of Bo Honore (Princeton University). Inspired by the lectures on "Multinational Firms and Trade" by James Markusen (University of Colorado at Boulder), Zongxin Qian wrote an essay on "Multinational Enterprises: Micro versus Macro Perspectives". Finally, Lu Zhang summarizes Mark Rosenzweig's (Yale University) lectures on the "Alternative Methods for Learning about the Causes of Underdevelopment".


  • Institutions and Growth Class
    Thorsten BeckFrom the 8th to the 10th September, 2009, Thorsten Beck taught "Institutions and Growth". This class was attended by 26 students (most of them were from Tilburg University and the University of Groningen). This class reviewed selected issues in the area of institutions and growth, with an emphasis on empirical work. Six sessions where held:
  • institutions and growth - the basics
  • historic legacies - the role of endowments and colonialism
  • legal origin
  • the natural resource curse an institutions
  • social capital and economic development
  • networks, international trade and institutions.
    The traditional NAKE workshop has been replaced by four 'one week courses'. This Institutions and Growth Class was the first one. The other ones will be announced on the NAKE website and in this Bulletin.


    IMF Recruitment
    On Wednesday, October 28, a recruitment team of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Tilburg to talk to NAKE students interested in a career and/or an internship at the IMF. In the morning, the recruitment team gave a business presentation, which provided information about the goals and organizational structure of the IMF. In the afternoon, interviews were held. Next year, the recruitment team will visit Tilburg again.

    Econometrics of Asset Pricing Course
    Alain Monfort From 7 - 9 December 2009, professor Alain Montfort (CREST) taught "Econometrics of Asset Pricing". In total, 25 students participated in this class. This class was held at Maastricht University. diner The main objective of this course was to study the econometric models and methods aiming at pricing assets of various kinds: options, forwards, futures, government bonds, interest rates and interest rate derivatives, corporate bonds, credit risk derivatives.


    Lay out by Kristel Suijs