Slow Econometrics

Slow Econometrics

The end of the academic year is approaching. After grading some final exams the academic summer kicks in. What is a researcher doing in the…

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The Achievements and Qualities of the EOR Department

The Achievements and Qualities of the EOR Department

If you want to meet a professor from the EOR department, the fifth and sixth floor of the Koopmans building are the places to go….

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125 Years of Actuarial Progression

125 Years of Actuarial Progression

In the year 1888 a group of eight actuaries gathered and decided to establish the ‘Actuarieel Genootschap ‘ (AG). After 125 years, AG has grown…

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How to be a successful Ph.D. student

How to be a successful Ph.D. student

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

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A Board Year: a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

A Board Year: a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

Somewhere in January after another day at the office, another traffic jam due to the snow and rain and the fact that it was Thursday,…

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Default Correlation

Default Correlation

When a bank provides credit, a chance that an obligor cannot meet its obligations and defaults always exists. By providing credit to multiple obligors, the…

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So you think you know your teachers?

So you think you know your teachers?

After some mathematical brainteasers about coconuts and banknotes, it is now time for something different. This new puzzle, which is provided to you by Arthur…

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SER: Building Bridges Towards a Better Society

SER: Building Bridges Towards a Better Society

Following an inspiring speech by Wiebe Draijer, the President of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER), at the National Econometricians’ Day (LED)…

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Working in the Centre of the World

Working in the Centre of the World

Having arrived at Utrecht Central Station, it was certainly not a challenge to find the skyscraper in which SNS REAAL is located. Daniëlle and I…

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A lot more than Bunny Birth Rates!

A lot more than Bunny Birth Rates!

Being econometricians, we spend a lot of time indoors while doing all sorts of difficult mathematical calculations. Unfortunately, our obligations keep us from spending more…

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