• Writers on Holiday

    • André de Mots
    • Floris De Vries
    • Arnau Duatis Tarradellas
    • Giedre Krotovaite
    • Lala AlAsadi
    Dec 30, 2021

    The holidays are finally here and as the Estimator committee is scattered across the world, we thought it would be nice to detail our plans and different holiday traditions.    Floris (Dutch) After the last exam, the lack of sleep kicked in like t...

  • Watchables: Christmas Edition (Part 2)

    • Arnau Duatis Tarradellas
    • Aaron Stefan Popa
    • Floris De Vries
    • Giedre Krotovaite
    • Lala AlAsadi
    Dec 22, 2021

    With exams now finally over and another complete lockdown in place, what better way to kickstart the holiday season than a perfect Christmas movie? The estimator has set out on rating a couple favourites ranging from classic movies to more modern one...

  • Nexit Shell: How did it come so far?

    • André de Mots
    • Floris De Vries
    Dec 19, 2021Educational

    A tumultuous year for Royal Dutch Shell has nearly passed. Following their loss from the lawsuit waged against them by a Dutch environmentalist group, major change is to follow for Shell. Namely, one of the largest shareholders suggested a split up o...

  • The Econometrics of Climate Change

    • Aaron Stefan Popa
    • Max Hedeman Joosten
    Dec 14, 2021Educational

    Climate change can sometimes make us feel hopeless. Just think of global warming, rising sea levels, glaciers melting and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. And let us not forget their adverse impacts on human health, food production, wate...

  • Interview with Dr. Guido Imbens

    • Arnau Duatis Tarradellas
    • Giedre Krotovaite
    Dec 10, 2021

    Dr. Guido Imbens, a Dutch American econometrics professor at Stanford University is at the forefront of econometrics research, with his theories being widely used in social and medical sciences. As some of you may already know, he started his econome...

  • James Bond: Sign of The Times

    • Aaron Stefan Popa
    Dec 02, 2021

    Bond, James Bond. British spy. Cultural icon. License-to-kill for Queen and country. Quick-witted and sharp-dressed womanizer. Alcoholic with exquisite taste and what nots. But, let me ask you this: what makes James Bond the suave secret agent the au...

  • Takeaways of The ECD

    • Arnau Duatis Tarradellas
    • André de Mots
    • Floris De Vries
    • Max Hedeman Joosten
    Nov 29, 2021Career

    At the start of November, the Econometric Career Days took place organised by FAECTOR. Some of our writers participated in it. In this article you will find their impressions of a selection of ECD events. Grand opening After a warm welcome of the...

  • A Crash Course on Sinterklaas

    • André de Mots
    • Giedre Krotovaite
    Nov 24, 2021

    Every year Sinterklaas and his ‘Pieten’ arrive in November at a harbor with the ‘pakjesboot’ (his Steamboat) all the way from Spain and head off on his birthday, December 5th. What was a classic celebration cherished by most of us, especially while g...

  • A Wind-Up of COP26

    • Arnau Duatis Tarradellas
    Nov 18, 2021News

    Now that the COP has ended, we can evaluate the developments that took place during the event. As we have come to expect in international conferences and summits, it is hard to tell if anything good has actually come out of it. Let us see what exactl...

  • Sportonometrics #1: Football

    • Floris De Vries
    Nov 15, 2021Sport

    Sportonometrics - A Series of Statistical Analysis on Sports  Do you know those people who first praise a player of their favorite team but only after a disappointing result yell that their goldfish could do better? Or a fellow student who claims t...