Estimation of the Refinery Planning Optimization

Estimation of the Refinery Planning Optimization

The refining industry has to deal with assessing the value they gain, and are thus willing to pay maximally, from each of the crudes they…

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Surviving the Retail Market

Surviving the Retail Market

Even within the largest retail corporations, members of the board have different points of focus. A lack of focus within the board leads to an unclear…

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Improving passenger satisfaction at NS when dealing with wait-depart decisions

Improving passenger satisfaction at NS when dealing with wait-depart decisions

A relatively small train delay can already put a transfer at risk. If a transfer is indeed at risk, two decisions can be made; either…

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Optimizing the Blending of Malt at Holland Malt

Optimizing the Blending of Malt at Holland Malt

Econometricians and beer, a combination almost as inseparable as babies and milk. Nearly every fellow econometrician has drunk a beer, and developed his own preference….

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Longevity Risk in Solvency II: Standard Formula and Internal Model Compared

Longevity Risk in Solvency II: Standard Formula and Internal Model Compared

Western European populations have been growing older and older by the day over the past few decades, and financial institutions offering pensions are not very…

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Crew rescheduling at NS

Crew rescheduling at NS

Every day, Netherlands’ largest railway passenger operator Netherlands railways (NS) faces disruptions due to unforeseen problems with the infrastructure, rolling stock, weather conditions, accidents, etcetera….

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Sentiment analysis using Support Vector Machines

Sentiment analysis using Support Vector Machines

As long as humans exist, they have been communicating, sharing, searching and storing information. Nowadays, in almost every sector of the economy, data is generated…

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Cyclical Patterns and Running Risks

Cyclical Patterns and Running Risks

In order to absorb losses from, for example, defaulting loans, banks are required to hold capital reserves. In the Netherlands, requirements for the level of…

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Italian Gas Supply

Italian Gas Supply

After completing the essential courses, the time had come for my study’s final challenge, the master’s thesis. I had the amazing opportunity to combine this…

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Transportation Across the Country

Transportation Across the Country

In the last period of my life as a student, I tried to find a company at which I could have an internship in the…

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