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Two economics master’s in 18 months

In Money ,
Written by Wednesday, 05 February 2014 15:27
Maastricht University has been offering a double degree programme since summer 2012. Students with a bachelor’s degree in economics can obtain two master’s degrees within 18 months: one in Maastricht and the other from one of five carefully selected partner universities. Joana Tremoceiro from Portugal and Matthijs Rameckers from the…

A job for everyone

In Money ,
Written by Tuesday, 12 November 2013 09:21
“I’m irritated by colleagues who say things in the media about the current crisis with the greatest authority. It’s precisely a crisis like this that shows economists need to be more modest in their pretentions. We can explain with hindsight exactly what went wrong, but making even rough predictions? No,…

Marketing-Finance: an especially successful mix

In Money ,
Written by Thursday, 27 June 2013 08:05
In 2007, Professor Joost Pennings and his colleagues Arvid Hoffmann and Nikos Kalogeras launched a special master’s track at the School of Business and Economics in Maastricht: Marketing-Finance. At first sight, these are two vastly different disciplines. But the programme has been a resounding success, not least because of its…
It’s the quintessential economic nightmare: banks falling like dominoes. This is why, when bankruptcy comes knocking, governments tend to bail out large banks that operate globally and have ties to many other banks. Known as ‘systematically important financial institutions’ (SIFIs) – that is, banks whose failure could trigger a major…

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