• McDonald’s in Russia: A Feast in The Time of Plague

    • Aaron Stefan Popa
    Aug 04, 2022News

    The world’s been on a frenetic merry-go-round for the past months and the prospect for the rest of the year is rather bleak. While war is still raging in Ukraine and world’s largest graine supplies are stuck in Ukrainian ports ahead of this year’s ha...

  • Volatility Arbitrage: An Interview with Da Vinci

    • Aaron Stefan Popa
    • Max Hedeman Joosten
    Jul 03, 2022Career

    Estimator has once again travelled to Amsterdam to interview a graduated Econometrician who is currently working part-time as a Trading Assistant at DaVinci Derivatives. Jeffrey Zwart finished his Bachelor in Econometrics and Operations Research at E...

  • Marcos Is Returning to Power. What Does This Mean for The Philippines?

    • Orestis Tziapouras
    Jun 17, 2022News

    Does history go around in circles? If it's the Philippines we're talking about then maybe yes, it does... I am referring to the rise to power of Ferdinand "Bong Bong" Marcos Jr: son of Ferdinand Marcos Sr who ruled Philippines with authoritarian ru...

  • Market Suicide

    • Aaron Stefan Popa
    Jun 10, 2022News

    The crypto market crashed about a month ago and this can only be news to those living under some rocks or too busy with the Heard vs Depp lawsuit to notice the obvious staring them in the eyes. So, here’s the story of the most volatile week in the hi...

  • Interview with Dr. Bas Jacobs

    • Begyum Akyol
    • Lala AlAsadi
    • Max Hedeman Joosten
    Jun 07, 2022Educational

    A couple months ago, the Estimator had the privilege of interviewing the Sijbren Cnossen Professor of Public Economics at ESE, Bas Jacobs. And as of June 2022, prof.dr. Jacobs will be appointed as the Professor of Public Economics at the School of Ec...

  • TESTimator: Bars in Rotterdam (Stalles)

    • Arnau Duatis Tarradellas
    • Giedre Krotovaite
    May 31, 2022

    A couple of weeks ago, Estimator sent a skilled group of connoisseurs to café Stalles for a beer and whiskey tasting experience. (Full disclosure, we are definitely not skilled, and it was basically just an excuse to gather together, but let’s preten...

  • Journey of Discovering Your Interests: An Interview with Alumni Alexander Gruisen

    • Giedre Krotovaite
    • Lala AlAsadi
    May 25, 2022Career

    Admit it or not, but surely every single one of econometrics students has at least once experienced an existential study crisis of trying to realise what is the purpose of learning all the hard proofs and theorems and where will it bring you in the f...

  • Paris: The Lighthouse of La Belle Époque

    • Aaron Stefan Popa
    May 12, 2022

    Paris, the city of love. The city of lights. A fashion capital of Europe. Paris does leave a vivid and lasting emotion to anyone that ever visits it, whether it’s disgust at the uncleanness that surrounds the capital, stress at the countless tourists...

  • Conflicts Around the World: Ethiopia

    • Arnau Duatis Tarradellas
    May 09, 2022News

    We seem to be entering a new “new normality”, a term that originally referred to the new lifestyle that Covid-19 imposed on us is now phasing into a constant state of political instability. Ignited by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, fuelled by inflation...

  • Amsterdam Coffee Festival: A Caffeine Addicts Glorious Resurrection

    • Lala AlAsadi
    May 03, 2022

    Back in early April, the estimator had the chance of indulging in what many would label as one too many cups of coffee. We embarked on the mission to attend the Amsterdam Coffee Festival and among us were daily coffee drinkers and Floris, who despise...