De Econometrist takes a statistical look at the world.
Yesterday the VESTING Board ’22-’23 was announced. If you are interested in learning a bit more about them, read their personal introductions in this article. Chairman Hi VESTING Members! My name is Sterre Ropers and I will be the Chairman of the 33rd VESTING Board!...
On December 15, 2021, party leaders Rutte (VVD), Kaag (D66), Hoekstra (CDA), and Segers (CU) presented the coalition agreement “Looking after each other, looking ahead to the future”. This coalition agreement has also some unpleasant consequences for Dutch real estate...
Diophantine equations are polynomial equations over the integers. These are useful in many fields of mathematics such as group theory and operations research.
“Door mijn software hebben artsen meer tijd voor hun patiënt” Cor Attema werkt iedere dag als software developer aan het verbeteren van de zorg. In zijn blog vertelt Cor hoe híj dat doet en waarom software ontwikkelen vanuit Team Medicatie zo bijzonder is. Ook gaat...
What is the best strategy for the tribes in Candyland? Find out together with Sjors Keet.
Wavelet analysis stems from the 19th century when Joseph Fourier studied the heat equation. From his work, a foundation was set for Fourier transformations (FT). However, FT requires conditions such as stationarity of the data set and it only gives frequency...
To understand the universe around us we have come up with and proven many different laws of physics, with one of the most fundamental being the different conservation laws. From these conservation laws, it follows that whenever matter is created an equal amount of...
Mathematics has been used and researched since ancient times. The point of view on what mathematics is shifts from being an invention, a discovery to an artefact, by the influence of time and people. -Britt Brugts
On the 11th of October the Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens “for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships”. Loosely speaking, these researchers are looking at ways to address several...
Whilst this may appear as an insult, or a bleak depiction of one’s lonely life in comparison to the popular lives of others, this feeling is actually a mathematical phenomenon that appears regularly in everyday scenarios. This phenomenon is known as the “Friendship Paradox”. – Lydia Nawas
Lately, I realized that I was not as concerned about the climate as some other people around me. Personally, I did not think about the consequences that my own behavior had on our climate. Our usage of plastic bags for our goods, fossil fuels, and other unsustainable...
There is a dire housing crisis in the Netherlands, and in the major cities, such as Amsterdam and Utrecht, finding a place to live is expensive and difficult. Especially for people who want to buy their first homes, the housing market has become a nightmare over the...
The Dutch Royal Family is in the news every once in a while. Whether it is with their yearly press photo in Lech, or when princess Amalia was told she could still be queen if she marries a woman, or even when a private picture of Alexia was shared. We have had the...
What if a super intelligent A.I from the future will torture the people who haven’t helped create it? – Patrick Jans
The Editorial Staff
The editorial staff of De Econometrist currently consists of 14 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 14 members. Click on one of the pictures to go to the page of a member.
“She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).” – Lewis Carroll
“The best investment you can make, is an investment in yourself… The more you learn, the more you’ll earn.” – Warren Buffett
“Some people are worth melting for” – Olaf
“Every human is like all other humans, some other humans, and no other human” – Clyde Kluckhon
“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
“The best car in the world will not take you to the right place if you do not know where you want to go.”
“New technology is not good or evil in and of itself. It’s all about how people choose to use it” – David Wong
”Time is the stuff life is made of, and how how you spend it makes all the difference” – Edward Thorp
“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet” – Aristotle
”If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way” – Napoleon Hill
“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women are merely players” – Shakespeare
“Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.” – Søren Kierkegaard
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein