Simon Elgersma
Simon (21 years old) is a Research Master Economics student. Besides studying, he is a fanatic chess player and likes to run. He is interested in environmental economics, applied econometrics, human behaviour and endurance sports!

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Simon Elgersma
How carbon plates are changing the running scene

How carbon plates are changing the running scene

On the 6th of may 2017, I woke up early in the morning to watch a special race: the sub-2 hour project announced by Nike. During my breakfast, a very special athlete was cruising at a pace of around 21.1 km/hour on a race track in Monza, Italy. Guided by pacemakers...

Is big brother really watching you?

Is big brother really watching you?

In his dystopian novel '1984', George Orwell introduces a society which is controlled by the government. All the news is fabricated and everything is monitored by the so-called “Thought Police”. The book discusses the consequences of an authoritarian government and...