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Alien life on Earth

Alien life on Earth

When we search for alien life, we tend to look into the vastness of space for planets that have conditions similar to our planet. But instead of looking in all three dimensions in space, there is another dimension one can look into, when searching for aliens, namely,...

The Uncanny Valley

The Uncanny Valley

The robotics industry is one of the fastest growing industries of the 21st century. Found almost everywhere, robots have integrated into human society. By this, I am not referring to an apocalyptic world in which robots are superior to people, but rather the...

Submarine TikTok

Submarine TikTok

You could say that the pinnacle of globalization lies on the bottom of the sea. Almost every piece of land on earth is connected by optical fiber cables. Together they are the global submarine telecommunications cable network and more than 99% of the worldwide data...

The Legacy of Frank Ramsey

The Legacy of Frank Ramsey

In history, there have been numerous influential scholars in the field of economics and econometrics. Think for instance of John Maynard Keynes, who is known for his influence in macroeconomics through the Keynesian School. Or think of Adam Smith, who introduced the...

The metaverse and the simulation argument

The metaverse and the simulation argument

In the past I have written an article or so about the simulation argument, however, I have not been satisfied with the article itself. Therefore, I have decided to give it another try. Recent plans of Meta (formerly, Facebook) have also sparked my interest in the...

Wordle: the way to play

Wordle: the way to play

If you grew up in the Netherlands, you probably have heard of the television game ‘Lingo’ and maybe even watched it a lot. In Lingo, participants had to guess five-, six-, seven- or sometimes even ten-letter words in a few tries, where the first letter was given. In...

Quantum Internet

Quantum Internet

Quantum Internet - it sounds like a typically made-up scientific term used in some movies, which ignores all laws of nature in the process to further the plot. In the case of quantum internet however, this idea seems far from fiction. Scientists are already working on...

Phillips curve

Phillips curve

There are many theories trying to describe the dynamics of economies. One of the first economists to think about this was Adam Smith. He laid the foundation of classical economics and thought of the economy as a free market. Then came Alfred Marshall, who was one of...

The rise of the on-demand grocery delivery industry

The rise of the on-demand grocery delivery industry

Forgot to buy that one ingredient for dinner? Normally you would have to choose to go for a quick run to the grocery store to get that ingredient or you just make dinner without it. However, in the last few years, and in the last few months in the Netherlands, a new...

Rutte IV: What does it mean for the environment?

Rutte IV: What does it mean for the environment?

The cabinet and its ministers for the new Dutch Coalition have been revealed, consisting of the VVD, D66, CDA and ChristenUnie. It has been entitled Rutte IV, after Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s fourth consecutive term. With each new cabinet comes new objectives: what...

Boost your brain to study

Boost your brain to study

You might already know it, but your brain is one of the most complex and important organs in the body. You might also know that you mainly use your brain while studying for exams. We all have trouble studying, and especially focusing at times. However, these problems...

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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

Fenna Beentjes

“The best investment you can make, is an investment in yourself… The more you learn, the more you’ll earn.” – Warren Buffett

Sam Ansari

“Some people are worth melting for” – Olaf

Renske Zijm

“Every human is like all other humans, some other humans, and no other human” – Clyde Kluckhon

Sjors Keet

“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

“Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.” – Søren Kierkegaard

Britt Brugts

“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