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  1. Snowballs or Ice Shards: the derivatives market latest craze

    • Mikhail Muradov
    Feb 14, 2024Educational

    Many people, children and adults alike, love snowball fights. It is the ultimate game understood by everyone, who has ever witnessed snow. People may ...

  2. Private Equity: What’s up? 

    • Daria Haidar
    Feb 08, 2024Educational

    We all know that private equity plays a central role in the corporate landscape. It fuels innovation, drives economic growth, and let’s face it, is ad...

  3. Malthus and Ricardo: A Tale of Conflict and Friendship in Economic Thought

    • Oliwer Wirkus
    Jan 31, 2024Educational

    Everyone likes a bit of drama or even a vivid conflict from time to time, especially when one gets to enjoy it from a safe distance. In that respect h...

  4. Meet this year's active members!

    • Anissa El Mazouzi
    Jan 10, 2024

    In October, FAECTOR welcomed several new committees, whose members have already been busy contributing to the enjoyment of the vibrant community. Allo...

  5. Some student-life tips you don't hear every day

    • Kristian Ronningen
    Dec 27, 2023

    Thinking yet about how you are going to become a new improved version of yourself next year? Improvement doesn’t mean big changes, rather more about t...

  6. Blanket of Toxic Haze – Does India Have Another Solution?

    • Daria Haidar
    Dec 13, 2023Educational

    Climate change is no unfamiliar account to anyone. For the last 30 years, countries have been exhausting their efforts (or so they claim) to reduce th...

  7. Black Friday's Downside: Fueling Overconsumption, Earth's Strain, and Mounting Waste

    • Celina Madaschi
    Dec 06, 2023Educational

    Black Friday, traditionally the day following Thanksgiving, has become one of the year’s most anticipated shopping events. Shoppers eagerly await this...

  8. WorldCoin: saviour of the Internet or simply a bad idea?

    • Mikhail Muradov
    Nov 18, 2023Educational

    Job loss due to AI, bot-network sustained spread of disinformation, monopolisation of internet all of these issues have recently gained traction in th...

  9. How (not) to invest

    • Oliwer Wirkus
    Nov 08, 2023Educational

    Beginning of university is a magical time in many different ways, some start exploring their social life after finally moving out from their parents, ...

  10. Economic Equality: Claudia Goldin's Nobel Journey

    • Daria Haidar
    Oct 18, 2023Educational

    What would you do with roughly $1 million? Perhaps you’d buy yourself an extravagant house, maybe a new car or even treat yourself to a Mediterranean ...

  11. Meet the 58th board of FAECTOR!

    • Anissa El Mazouzi
    Oct 05, 2023Association

    As the constitution drink is taking place tonight to celebrate the installing of FAECTORs 58th board, it’s a good time to introduce them to you and ga...

  12. FAECTOR Consultancy Project 2023

    • Anissa El Mazouzi
    Sep 14, 2023Educational

    Every year, the FAECTOR Consultancy Project unfolds, offering students a unique opportunity to harness their econometric expertise in the realm of pra...

  13. Cracking the Code: A Guide to Landing a Job at Bain & Company

    • Gabriela Creţu
    • Orestis Tziapouras
    Sep 06, 2023Career

    Who hasn’t dreamt of working for one of the top consulting firms in the world? Is the way to the top as hard as it seems or is there a key to securin...

  14. FAExchange - Interview with Lala

    • Floris De Vries
    Jul 04, 2023

    Perhaps you recognize the feeling of seeing someone after a long time. At first, you don't know what to expect. After a brief moment, the discomfort v...

  15. Business Trip: Seoul, South Korea.

    • Oliwer Wirkus
    • Anissa El Mazouzi
    Jun 12, 2023

    As it being ‘one of the greatest projects’ of FAECTOR, we simply had to write an article about it: the business trip. For this, we had an interview wi...

  16. Bizarre Spring Traditions from Around the Globe

    • Robert Alexandrou
    May 22, 2023

    The end of Winter and emergence of the Sun has symbolised arguably the most important period of the year, known as Spring, since the beginning of life...

  17. Space Odyssey

    • Mikhail Muradov
    May 13, 2023Educational

    For thousands of years men have been hypnotized by the night sky. They always wondered what secrets and mysteries were hiding behind its alluring and ...

  18. The Violent Coexistence of AI and humans

    • Robert Alexandrou
    May 01, 2023Educational

    In our world a single computer glitch or a missing character in a line of code can take down countries, like the Y2K glitch, where the software was no...

  19. China's collapse

    • Oliwer Wirkus
    Apr 05, 2023Educational

    Intro    China is a country like no other. With a history full of ups and downs, it now stands as one of the world’s global powers, a force to be re...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...