Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA)
The University of Amsterdam is one of the largest general research universities in Europe. The Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance (CeNDEF), a research center within the Amsterdam School of Economics, was initiated in 1998 by a Cars Hommes, through a prestigious Pioneer-grant from the Dutch Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO). CeNDEF rapidly became a leading international research centre on complexity and behavioural economics and finance. In particular the centre has specialized in theoretical understanding and empirical and experimental testing of heterogeneous expectations in macroeconomics and finance. CeNDEF researchers and students all have interdisciplinary scientific backgrounds, combining expertise in mathematics, physics, economics and computer science. The group currently contributes to two other EU FP7 projects the Complexity Research Initiative for Systemic InstabilitieS (CRISIS) project and Macro-Risk Assessment and Stabilization Policies with New Early Warning Signals (RASTANEWS).
Main tasks in the project
UvA will lead WP1 and contributes to WP2, WP7 and WP9. As project coordinator they will be the main contributor to WP12 and WP13.