A mathematical illusion called democracy

A mathematical illusion called democracy

The Dutch state representative elections and, even more important, the presidential elections of the USA between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are just behind us….

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When the leaves are falling again…

When the leaves are falling again…

The new academic year has started! When you read this column you are probably submerged in lectures, exercises and the like. Also for me as…

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APG: One of the Largest Pension Administrators

APG: One of the Largest Pension Administrators

On October 5, Daniëlle and I travelled to Amsterdam to interview Kay Mennens, an employee of APG. This company is one of the largest pension…

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Survey

Survey

As you might have noticed we have distributed a survey during some of the lectures. First of all we would like to thank everyone for…

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Puzzle Nekst 4 2011-2012

Puzzle Nekst 4 2011-2012

The objective of this puzzle is to find the first name and the family name of an economist who is among the most talented in…

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Asset 2.0

Asset 2.0

During the past few years, the current structure of the Asset associations has been proven to be challenging. Therefore, certain structural changes are needed to…

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Miss Marple and the method of moments

Miss Marple and the method of moments

In statistics we typically study a situation where we want to say something about a population (such as the mean, variance, or median, not necessarily…

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MIcompany

MIcompany

Normally, you would find here an interview with only one employee of an interesting company. However, at MIcompany normal is just not good enough, and…

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