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  1. 0 Degrees of Freedom

    • Adnan Aliyev
    Apr 14, 2021politics

    Happy countries are all alike; every unhappy country is unhappy in its own way. While the Dutch court granted citizens’ request of reviewing the curfe...

  2. An Econometrician in Politics

    • Tessa De Weser
    Mar 15, 2021News

    This Wednesday the elections for the Dutch House of Representatives will be held. Whereas current members are intent on protecting their seats, new an...

  3. Make Netherlands Great Again!

    • Sterre Spaanderman
    Mar 10, 2021Politics

    As the 2021 national elections loom close, the Dutch House of Representatives has never been so divided. Since our daily life has radically changed, p...

  4. A New Era in American Politics

    • Monica Panigrahy
    • Lala AlAsadi
    Feb 07, 2021News

    When America votes, the world pays attention. On the 20th of January, Joseph Robinette Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the US. After a ...

  5. Are student residences in Kralingen really safe?

    • Monica Panigrahy
    Jan 06, 2021News

    This incident occurred in November 2020. The identity of the victim is left undisclosed for security reasons.  In the wee hours of the night, the mot...

  6. Covid-19 and Cybersecurity

    • Monica Panigrahy
    Jan 01, 2021News

    Covid-19 has altered the workplace significantly, and possibly in a permanent manner. While the world’s attention has been fixated on the medical and ...

  7. Lockdown in the UK: A Cute Satire

    • Ishan Bhowmik
    Dec 06, 2020News

    Boris went and did it again, didn’t he? LOCKDOWN. He loves that word. To add to the spooky element of Halloween on the 31st of October, he announced w...

  8. The Economic Impact of COVID-19

    • Monica Panigrahy
    Jun 10, 2020News

    When reports of a new virus started emerging in China in late 2019, it felt like a crisis far away, too remote to even consider that it would impact u...

  9. Why did Brexit happen?

    • Monica Panigrahy
    • Lala AlAsadi
    Feb 27, 2020News

    The clock strikes midnight. Union Jack flags are raised in front of the UK parliament. One flag is taken down at the European Parliament in Brussels. ...

  10. The 2019 European Elections

    • Fabricius van Roozendaal
    May 22, 2019News

    On Thursday, May 23 2019, the 9th European Elections will be held, which happen every five years. With events such as Brexit, the uncertainty in Catal...

  11. Your name decides your future (at least partly)

    • Rick Kessels
    Mar 04, 2019News

    Your parents have most probably experienced how difficult it is to come up with a name for an unborn child. They probably thought about at least one-h...

  12. Why Heathrow Airport Hosted Ghost Flights to Cardiff

    • Rick Kessels
    Feb 06, 2019News

    For complicated reasons, Heathrow Airport used to host completely empty flights to Cardiff (Wales) around six times per week. As an econometrician (or...

  13. Christmas Insanity

    • Anique Van Schijndel
    Dec 27, 2018News

    Presents, a lot of food, and family time: many have enjoyed a holy Christmas again this year. It has probably been even more of a festivity than last ...

  14. Renovation of Tinbergen Building

    • Louise ten Harmsen van der Beek
    Nov 19, 2018News

    Attention FAECTORIANS, Your safe haven at campus, the FAECTOR office, will move. On the 11th of December, the board will move to the lower floor of t...

  15. Royal Wedding - Royal Prices

    • Louise ten Harmsen van der Beek
    Jun 21, 2018News

    Just as all the fuss has died down we thought it was time to shake the world up again and remind everyone of the royal wedding. We are quite sure ever...

  16. The candidates for the 53rd FAECTOR board

    • Carlijn Otto
    May 18, 2018News

    Yesterday, the candidates for the 53rd FAECTOR board were announced in Beurs! The active members, old boards, boards from other associations and of co...

  17. Temptation Island Statistics

    • Louise ten Harmsen van der Beek
    Apr 14, 2018News

    One of the most watched, and talked about shows in the Netherlands and Belgium: Temptation Island. In this article I will present to you some models b...

  18. Tony's Chocolonely insights

    • Carlijn Otto
    Mar 26, 2018News

    Chocolate. I can state with full confidence that almost every single citizen in our world adores this food. If not, well, you belong to the minority. ...

  19. Poverty and Elections in Rotterdam

    • Aron van Woerkom
    • Rick Kessels
    Mar 20, 2018News

    Poverty is one of the biggest problems at the moment in Rotterdam. Lately, poverty has increased even more. In certain neighbourhoods over 35 % of the...

  20. Dies Natalis - Happy Birthday EUR!

    • Deniz Acikgoz
    Nov 08, 2017News

    As we celebrate the 104th Dies Natalis (birthday in Latin) of Erasmus University Rotterdam today, it is a nice time to remember and reflect on the his...

  21. Estimator Election Poll

    • Michel Pham
    Mar 15, 2017News

    As many of you students know Monday one of the last debates was held in the Erasmus Aula at our university between the currently biggest expected part...

  22. Probability vs the Oscars

    • Olga Olshevets
    Mar 14, 2017News

    Annually, one Sunday night at the beginning of a new year is marked by a world famous event, an event full of glamour and class, which celebrates the ...

  23. Growing “populism” in the world, with a slight pinch of nationalism

    • Slobodan Durovic
    Mar 08, 2017News

    Looking at both the economic and political position of the voting body across democracies, it does not become extremely difficult to understand why pe...

  24. Column - Investment Insights: March

    • Estimator
    Feb 28, 2017News

    Some students already know it from the beginning of their studies, others just discover their ambition along the way; they want to become a trader or ...

  25. Does a Trump presidency really make America great again?

    • Geert Oosterbroek
    Nov 03, 2016News

    As the United States’ 58th election is coming to a close, we want to analyse the consequences of its outcome on one of the most important subjects, th...

  26. The econometric secret of blending

    • Bart Mooij
    Nov 01, 2016News

    It is February 2016, it is 10 degrees below zero and you are on your way to Utrecht, to visit your family. You are lucky because you do not have to ta...

  27. 1 in 3 econometricians a millionaire?

    • Tobias Hoogteijling
    Jun 23, 2016News

    It is often heard: 1 in 3 econometricians will become a millionaire! But where does this figure come from? And is it true? Estimator investigated this...

  28. Best places to go to in the summer: part 2

    • Nynke Algera
    Jun 08, 2016News

    For those readers that didn’t plan their summer holidays yet, Estimator has selected the best holiday destinations! In part 2, we are going to give so...

  29. FAECTOR Euro 2016 Football Pool

    • Tobias Hoogteijling
    Jun 03, 2016News

    Are you a real sports fanatic? Do you have more football knowledge than anyone else? Prove it! Participate in FAECTOR’s Euro 2016 Football Pool and ta...

  30. Project XXX: a foreign adventure

    • Maaike Niehof
    Jun 01, 2016News

    On the evening of the 27th of May, three party buses loaded with excited econometricians headed to a secret location, where the Project XXX party woul...