De Econometrist

De Econometrist takes a statistical look at the world.

How to win Deal Or No Deal

How to win Deal Or No Deal

Have you ever wondered whether there is a winning strategy when playing Deal Or No Deal? The game show might seem like a game of chance, as you choose a suitcase at random and are betting against a banker. However, the opposite is true: you can play according to a...

The moving sofa problem

The moving sofa problem

Mathematics is undeniably beautiful in a certain way, providing us answers to many of life’s complex issues. It finds itself in all aspects of society, and has played a major role for thousands of years. However, despite our deep understanding, there are still many...

Dunning-Kruger Effect

Dunning-Kruger Effect

How intelligent do you think you are? Can you accurately predict your own skill level or judge the intelligence of your ideas? In 1999, David Dunning and Justin Kruger, two social psychologists, discovered that people are exceptionally poor judges of their abilities,...

The Four-Color Theorem

The Four-Color Theorem

The Four-Color Theorem is a theorem that has its roots in graph theory. The theorem states that any planar graph can be colored properly with four colors. Here properly colored means that no two vertices of the graph that are connected are colored using the same...

VESTING Candidate Board 2023-2024

VESTING Candidate Board 2023-2024

Yesterday, the VESTING Board 2023-2024 was announced. Today, they will introduce themselves in this article, so you can learn a little bit more about them! Chairman Dear VESTING Members! My name is Lucas Peek and I will be the Chairman of the 34th VESTING...

Reaching the Unreachable

Reaching the Unreachable

Have you ever felt like giving up? Wanting to quit something because it seems impossible to reach your goal (for example passing Difference- and Differential Equations)? Of course you have, but don’t give up too fast! Sometimes, it is possible to succeed in what...

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...

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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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