Econometrics
Do storks deliver babies?

Do storks deliver babies?

When you were still a little child, you were probably told that all babies were delivered by storks. Later, when you got older, you found out that this idea is total nonsense. However, imagine that you are still in doubt whether this idea is true, and to discover the...

Mr. Pity vs. Nature

Mr. Pity vs. Nature

Mr. Pity was a very, very unlucky man. As a kid he had once accidentally stepped on a butterfly in the forest. But this was no ordinary butterfly! It was the most beautiful butterfly Nature had ever produced. Out of revenge, Nature cursed young Mr. Pity: "Whatever you...

Italië en haar roze bril

Italië en haar roze bril

De afgelopen weken staan het Coronavirus en Italië centraal in het nieuws. Hierbij gaat het onder andere over de houdbaarheid van de schuld van Italië. Nederland neemt hier een harde houding in aan. In het artikel “Italiaans begrotingsbeleid is struisvogelpolitiek”...

The math behind the coronavirus

The math behind the coronavirus

[latexpage] At the moment we live in a big crisis, the corona crisis. Already more than one million people over the world are infected and more than 60,000 people died. A lot of countries are having big outbreaks and the health care is having capacity problems. This...

Predicting the spread of the Coronavirus

Predicting the spread of the Coronavirus

[latexpage] With over 86,000 people infected and around 3,000 people killed, the new Coronavirus is something to be taken very seriously. The new virus which has been called Covid-19 was discovered in Wuhan, China earlier this year. Not only has it taken a big toll on...

How algorithms can choose your date

How algorithms can choose your date

Feeling spontaneous, the mayor of Groningen wants to help all singles in the city. He wants to do this by organizing a date for every single in town. Since he thinks that you are pretty smart, because you study econometrics, he gives you the job of making all the...

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