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De Econometrist takes a statistical look at the world.

Van Gogh – not just a painter

Van Gogh – not just a painter

Van Gogh is undoubtedly one of the most famous painters of all time, but perhaps it’s time to consider him a mathematician. Starry Night is one of Van Gogh’s most renowned paintings, depicting just that: a starry night. With a bright moon on the right, and Venus in...

A triangle that changed the world

A triangle that changed the world

When you think of mathematics you imagine a sea of numbers, formulae and relationships. This is of course, as we know, quite often the case. However, mathematics hides quite interesting relationships you might have not yet thought of before. One of the most common...

Winning in Martial Arts: A Data-Driven Strategy

Winning in Martial Arts: A Data-Driven Strategy

As a martial arts practitioner and fan, I have recently become more interested in the applications of data science to the fields of martial arts. As you may know, during a fight, data is collected in the form of video and observations. This data is used to determine...

Bayesian Statistical Inference

Bayesian Statistical Inference

Statistical inference is the use of data analysis to say something about the probability distribution of the underlying data. A very common tool to say something about the likely distribution of data is the method of maximum likelihood. Here we make an assumption of...

Why all horses have the same colour

Why all horses have the same colour

What if I told you that all horses have the same colour? And that 2 = 1? And, to top it off, that I could prove it? You would probably say I’m delusional and that my proof must contain a mistake. However, there are proofs that do not contain mistakes which conclude...

Eating your cake the right way

Eating your cake the right way

For some reason I always have a hard time making inter-temporal decisions. Should I drink a few more beers tonight, taking into account that I have a lecture at 9 am tomorrow? Should I buy that new piece of clothing or save to accumulate some (possibly negative)...

Are we alone in the Universe?

Are we alone in the Universe?

Since the beginning of civilization, humans have looked up into the sky and wondered whether we are alone in the Universe. Since then our technology has come quite a way and it feels like we can make a better-educated guess to this question. We currently estimate that...

The Ewing Theory

The Ewing Theory

What happens if your team’s best player goes down with an injury, leaves for another team or retires? Your team should be less successful, right? Well, as it turns out, this is not necessarily always true. Sometimes, a team can inexplicably flourish without their...

Why your Dobble cards always match

Why your Dobble cards always match

Dobble: a game played by kids, but still very popular among adults. In the game, you have to draw two random cards and place them face-up on the table between all the players. Then, you have to look for the identical symbol between the two cards. Between every two...

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The Editorial Staff

 

The editorial staff of De Econometrist currently consists of 10 members who form a close group. Together they form the Magazine Committee at VESTING. The group regularly meets to do fun activities. Below you can find out more about each of the 10 members. Click on one of the pictures to go to the page of a member. 

“Let your smile change the world. Don’t let the world change your smile.” – Will Smith

Casper de Vries

“Science is the only true guide in life.”- Atatürk

Berke Aslan

“The best car in the world will not take you to the right place if you do not know where you want to go.”

Deirdre Westenbrink

“New technology is not good or evil in and of itself. It’s all about how people choose to use it” – David Wong

David Anthonio

”Time is the stuff life is made of, and how how you spend it makes all the difference” – Edward Thorp

Simon Elgersma

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet” – Aristotle

Patrick Jans

”If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way” – Napoleon Hill

Moesen Tajik

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women are merely players” – Shakespeare

Lydia Nawas

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein

Quinten Huisman

“There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.”

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