The University of Amsterdam's faculty of Economics and Business has 2 research priority areas: Behavioural Economics and Corporate Finance.
Within Behavioural Economics, the focus of the Amsterdam School of Economics is on fostering research that increases our understanding of how behavioural factors impact decisions of economic agents. These include consumers, firms and financial market participants.
Within research priority area Ethics, Reponsibility & Sustainability, the aim of the Amsterdam Business School is to work towards a more sustainable future. Ethics are the foundation when exploring the responsibilities of organisations.
Corporate Governance is no longer only concerned with financial issues, but also needs to include social and environmental concerns reflecting a much broader set of constituents, embedded in the organisation as a whole. Thus, this research subject of the Amsterdam Business School also embraces what we term a crucial sustainability dimension.