SBE’s unveils its Franz Palm lecture hall

On 9 January, the lecture hall of the Maastricht University (UM) School of Business and Economics (SBE) was named after Professor Franz Palm to honour his work in developing SBE into an internationally respected institution.


Palm was one of the founders of SBE and has served three times as its dean.

Left to right: Prof. Palm, Fred Eerdekens (artist) and mrs Palm

Left to right: Prof. Palm, Fred Eerdekens (artist) and Yvonne Palm

In an interview about his work in econometrics, Palm talked about how he arrived at UM: “I ended up in Maastricht because I was invited by Hein Schreuder, my former colleague at the VU University Amsterdam, and I was offered the job of dean as well,” he said. “The only job I ever went out and applied for was at a bank in Brussels, right after my master’s degree. And I didn’t get it, but then I didn’t really want it anyway. My heart already belonged to the academic world.”

Franz Palm Lecture Hall

In 2015, he was honoured with the title Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion for his long and successful university career. His contributions in the field of statistical analysis of time series are recognised worldwide.

Read more about the Franz Palm lecture hall on the UM website.

LOGO_UMEXPERT2_213Franz Palm (1948) is professor of Econometrics at the UM School of Business and Economics. In 2005, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) presented him with the Academy Professor Prize, a lifetime achievement award for outstanding researchers at the top of their fields. He has also held numerous external advisory positions, including at De Nederlandsche Bank, and conducted research commissioned by organisations such as DSM and the Ministry for Economic Affairs. Read more about him on the UM Expert Guide

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