1. Is structured procrastination the cure to summer syndrome? 

    • Daria Haidar
    Jun 12, 2024Educational

    Doesn’t it sometimes feel like getting things done is impossible when the weather changes? During winter it seems impossible to sit at a desk and work...

  2. Hush, Camera Rolling: The Hidden Costs of Child Labor Law Breaches 

    • Gabriela Creţu
    Jun 03, 2024Educational

    In the wake of the recent controversy surrounding Nickelodeon and the troubling environment allegedly fostered by Dan Schneider in children’s televisi...

  3. Is the Japanese economy like an old grandma?

    • Kristian Ronningen
    May 27, 2024Educational

    Last month, we saw the Japanese Yen at a 34-year low, past 160 per dollar. Back in the 1980s, economists discussed when Japan would surpass the US in ...

  4. The time when oil was (more than) free

    • Oliwer Wirkus
    May 18, 2024Educational

    Although Covid might be a thing of the past, it is never too late to draw lessons from the unique natural economic experiment it has provided us with....

  5. The fight between normative and descriptive… What does neuroeconomics have to do with it?

    • Daria Haidar
    May 10, 2024Educational

    Individuals often make irrational decisions. We force ourselves to finish our meals, even if we’ve eaten too much and our stomachs hurt. We hold onto ...

  6. Exploring the Economic Impact of Hosting the Olympics: Does It Truly Stimulate Growth?

    • Celina Madaschi
    May 06, 2024Educational

    As the preparation for the upcoming 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, scheduled to take place from July 26th to August 11th, are approaching, anticipation ...

  7. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer

    • Gabriela Creţu
    Mar 30, 2024Educational

    Throughout history, there's been a pattern where those with wealth tend to keep getting wealthier, while those with less struggle to catch up. This pa...

  8. The Curse of Dimensionality

    • Daria Haidar
    Mar 18, 2024Educational

    Wizards often face curses, so do witches and even regular people, unless you don’t believe in that kind of magic of course. For those of you who don’t...

  9. AI Shaping the Future of Finance

    • Celina Madaschi
    Mar 04, 2024Educational

    As econometric students, many of us find ourselves captivated by the possibilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and have aspirations to contribute ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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, ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. Ukraine & Cryptocurrencies

    • Aaron Stefan Popa
    Mar 22, 2022Educational

    Who hasn’t heard of blockchains, cryptocurrencies, bitcoins or NFTs? Have you ever wondered what they really mean and what the hype is all about? Don’...

  30. Everything You Need to Know Before Voting

    • Floris De Vries
    Mar 12, 2022Educational

    You couldn’t have missed it around the Campus. Posters with a simple slogan and a face that screams for attention. Politicians pull out all the stops ...