Prof. dr. Bas van Bavel has been appointed Distinguished University Professor at Utrecht University as of 1 April. He wants to use this new position to further stimulate cooperation within Social Sciences & Humanities.
A new study by professors Bas van Bavel and Marten Scheffer (WUR) shows that throughout history, most disasters and pandemics have boosted inequality instead of levelling it. Their article is now published in Nature Communications.
The new OECD publication ‘How was Life? II’ shows economic development and wellbeing in over 40 countries worldwide, in the last 200 years. Jan Luiten van Zanden, professor in Economic history, is one of the authors.