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  1. Are Big Tech Companies Running out of Ideas?

    • Max Hedeman Joosten
    Mar 18, 2023Educational

    Big tech giants like Amazon, Google, Meta and the tech industry as whole have experienced tremendous growth over the past years. However, the recent d...

  2. The Tug-of-War between Regulations and Innovation: Impacts on Economic Growth

    • Gabriela Creţu
    Mar 07, 2023Educational

    Since childhood, my parents always expected me to be in a certain way, to behave in a certain manner and never gave me the opportunity to ask why. Thi...

  3. Human or AI

    • Floris De Vries
    • Anissa El Mazouzi
    Feb 27, 2023

    "Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art." This quote of Leonardo da Vinci looks universal but is made irrelevant by the inventi...

  4. How can we make the p-value intuitive? - A quest for knowledge and truth

    • Simon Benhaiem
    Feb 10, 2023

    Understanding what a p-value is lies at the heart of our existence. However precise the professor’s description is, no one can actually make sense of ...

  5. The Dangers of Chat GPT: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Industry

    • Gabriela Creţu
    • Simon Benhaiem
    • Floris De Vries
    • Oliwer Wirkus
    • Anissa El Mazouzi
    • Orestis Tziapouras
    • Max Hedeman Joosten
    • Mikhail Muradov
    Jan 30, 2023News

      Chat GPT is a cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology that is rapidly gaining popularity in the financial industry. This powerful technolog...

  6. Behavioral Revolution

    • Oliwer Wirkus
    Jan 16, 2023Educational

    "It's such a ****", everyone thought to themselves while studying microeconomics… and they were right. To some extent at least. Although the models mi...

  7. ASML: Large expansion plans not welcomed by small-town residents

    • Anissa El Mazouzi
    Jan 07, 2023News

    'The campus is characterized by the near-permanent presence of cranes, construction chains and construction traffic,' acknowledges the world's leading...

  8. Estimator's winter top 5's

    • Gabriela Creţu
    • Simon Benhaiem
    • Floris De Vries
    • Oliwer Wirkus
    • Anissa El Mazouzi
    • Orestis Tziapouras
    • Daan Derksen
    Dec 25, 2022

    Daan: Top 5 winter clothes The number one will be the piece of clothing I resort to first, and you'll only see me in number five if polar bears are n...

  9. The World Cup winner: What does the data say?

    • Floris De Vries
    Dec 03, 2022

    The group stage of the World Cup in Qatar has come to an end. A lot of late goal deciders and unexpected results while the knockout phase has not even...

  10. AI and algorithmic breakthrough in matrix multiplication

    • Gabriela Creţu
    Nov 28, 2022Educational

     I strongly believe that in the case of any econometric student this is the motto of our student life. Why? Well, because any day of our mundane liv...

  11. Africa: Diamonds in the Rough

    • Robert Alexandrou
    Nov 09, 2022News

    Why is it that the second largest continent in the World is completely ignored?  Over the Summer I found myself in an internship placement for an eme...

  12. Meet the Estimator!

    • Gabriela Creţu
    • Simon Benhaiem
    • Mikhail Muradov
    • Robert Alexandrou
    • Floris De Vries
    • Oliwer Wirkus
    • Anissa El Mazouzi
    • Orestis Tziapouras
    • Daan Derksen
    Nov 02, 2022

    Hey everyone, the time has come. I present you the Estimator Committee! Questions to be answered: Rich and famous or primary income and unknown?...

  13. How smart are you?

    • Simon Benhaiem
    Oct 19, 2022Educational

    Throughout our lives, we encounter a whole spectrum of "smart" people - from those annoyingly smart to ones who are barely interactive. Let us now tak...

  14. Dutch political crises in a nutshell

    • Floris De Vries
    Oct 12, 2022News

    Politics? "Boring." Political subjects? "Takes too much time and is mostly irrelevant for me." While this is the case for some/most of you, a lot of s...

  15. FLASH CRASHES: a trader’s nightmare

    • Aaron Stefan Popa
    Oct 04, 2022

    The past fortnight has been highly eventful even by the standards of the 21st century hectic and globalized world. First and foremost, the United King...

  16. Introducing the 57th board of FAECTOR!

    • Arnau Duatis Tarradellas
    • Floris De Vries
    Sep 24, 2022Association

    As the start of the new academic year already feels way behind us, you’ve probably met the 57th board or want to make a good impression on them. But w...

  17. The integration of Ukrainian refugees

    • Gabriela Creţu
    Sep 10, 2022News

    The integration of Ukrainian refugees It seems like the entire world turned upside down in just three years. In the beginning, there was a global pan...

  18. Female econometrician: “I am a strong, independent and identically distributed woman.”

    • Floris De Vries
    Aug 26, 2022

    Times are changing. But since the most recent feminist wave has passed, a rare kind of women secretly entered the public domain and should be taken in...

  19. 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...

  20. 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 D...

  21. 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 Fer...

  22. 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 n...

  23. 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 J...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 w...

  26. 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, ...

  27. 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 c...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Good Ways to Spend King's Day

    • Floris De Vries
    Apr 26, 2022

    While enjoying your well-deserved holiday, you need to be prepared for the Dutch national holiday, King’s day. Because most of the old traditions of K...

  30. HyperInflation in the Sneaker Resale Market

    • Orestis Tziapouras
    Apr 14, 2022Educational

    Isn’t it mind boggling how one can pay an x amount for a pair of sneakers and then walk out of the store, only to see its value quadruple, if not more...