Monitoring

Monitoring

Monitoring, we do it all the time. We are constantly observing the world around us and we make sure that we interpret these observations using…

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The future is bright with Business Analytics

The future is bright with Business Analytics

Despite the financial crisis, there is still much need for people that are trained in quantitative methods. The expectation is that this demand will even…

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PWC: Asking Advisors for Advice

PWC: Asking Advisors for Advice

On a cloudy Monday afternoon, Daniëlle and I travelled to the office of PwC in Amsterdam to interview not one, but two employees. We would…

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Puzzle Nekst 2: Opportunity to Strike Gold

Puzzle Nekst 2: Opportunity to Strike Gold

Over the past few months, we received a large number of contributions for the coconometrics puzzle. In this new edition, we provide you with another…

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Struggling through the EOR bachelor’s program, and then?

Struggling through the EOR bachelor’s program, and then?

The Econometrics and Operations Research (EOR) bachelor’s program, and especially its first year, contains many theoretical courses that seem to be far away from any…

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Puzzle Nekst 1: Coconometrics

Puzzle Nekst 1: Coconometrics

The first puzzle of this academic year is presented to you by professor Willem Haemers. After a relaxing and exotic holiday, we all had to…

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Scientific Article: PGGM

Scientific Article: PGGM

The Holistic Balance Sheet Method as Supervisory Instrument for Pension Funds This article explains what the ‘holistic balance sheet’ (HBS) is and its relation with…

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The Economics Ph.D. Program in Tilburg

The Economics Ph.D. Program in Tilburg

Since the start of the fall semester, I am education coordinator for econometrics in the Graduate Program in Economics (GPE) at Tilburg University. In this…

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Board to Board

Board to Board

Time flies when you are having fun. Or is a board year not just fun? The academic year 2012-2013 has started and the former board…

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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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