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The Amsterdam Business School Dissertation Award for the best thesis was presented during the New Year’s toast on Thursday 7 January. Amsterdam Business School dean Marc Salomon announced Dr Robin Döttling as the winner of the highly coveted award for his thesis ‘Essays in financial economics’.

The members of the jury were Prof. Nachoem Wijnberg, Prof David Veenman and Prof Frank Belschak. The jury found that the thesis explored highly relevant and current topics and stated that the author used state of the art empirical methods in finance.

Comments from the jury

‘Döttlings thesis combines finance and macro samen.  It is especially interesting that phenomena such as the implementation/dominance of ICT in businesses’ production processes have direct implications for the valuation of assets by investors (and the businesses themselves).’ According to the jury, that is a novel insight that is expertly developed and substantiated