Saving Money by Making your House Sustainable

If you want a sustainable house, you have to make an investment. Think of insulating the floor and roof, and installing a heat pump and solar panels. How much does that yield exactly? Professor Piet Eichholtz offers a straightforward calculation.

Creating your own Cryptocurrency

As saving in the traditional way offers little return on capital and house prices continue to climb, more people are turning to cryptocurrency as a means of investment. Paulo Rodrigues explains how easy it is to set up your own cryptocurrency.

Good Corporate Governance: A Lesson in how NOT to Make the Headlines

Organisations cannot always please everyone. You need to decide what matters most. This is subjective and makes corporate governance issues debatable, explains Rogier Deumes; assistant professor in corporate governance, control and auditing.

Facilitating and Improving Managerial Decisions

We cannot predict the future, but we at least try to deal with this uncertainty by using all kinds of measures and prediction methods that give us more confidence in an investment choice, says Alexander Brüggen; Professor of Management Accounting.

The Science of Performance Management

On June 24, Prof. Harold Hassink provided a breakfast session at Brightlands Chemelot Campus to talk about recent academic insights on performance management and how to analyse and improve an organisation’s chances of reaching its strategic goals.

Full of Hot Air?

Large institutional investors believe that companies are making too little progress to achieve the climate goals. Research shows that large companies have lots of nice words about sustainability, but that they are not yet taking much concrete action.

Dutch Housing Market: Facts and Fads

It is true that the Dutch housing market is in a deep crisis. But there are also a number of myths going around. In this video, Piet Eichholtz, Professor of Real Estate Finance at Maastricht University, separates the facts from the fads.

Why Can’t I Find a House?

We are currently in the biggest housing crisis since World War II. There are several reasons for this, but one factor stands out the most, according to Piet Eichholtz, Professor of Real Estate Finance at Maastricht University.

How will COVID-19 Change the Demand for Office Space?

Will the demand for office space decline after COVID-19? Piet Eichholtz and Nils Kok say office buildings that are no longer fit for purpose do not need to be written off. They deserve a second chance, and could be repurposed as residential housing.

Can Money Buy Happiness?

“It’s not a big flat screen tv or a new phone that makes you happy but rather cleaning help or delivery service”, says economist and ‘happiness professor’ Paul Smeets. "If you have money to spend, buy yourself some spare time!”.