De Econometrist

De Econometrist takes a statistical look at the world.

The fourth side of a triangle

The fourth side of a triangle

Yes, you are reading this correctly: a triangle can have four sides. If this sounds strange, I have to agree: this statement could be formulated in a more nuanced way: when we look from the point of view of the associated circles to the sides of a triangle, the fourth...

Impression of the International Programme 2022

Impression of the International Programme 2022

In “normal” times VESTING organizes a yearly International Programme, but, due to corona, the last two trips got cancelled. Luckily, the international programme could proceed as planned this year. After months of hard work by the International Programme Committee,...

What is the power of your vote?

What is the power of your vote?

In most democratic countries, voting is an essential part in deciding how a country is led. For example, in the Netherlands there are local and nationwide elections in which you decide which political parties will run different aspects of governmental life. Naturally...

Dopamine detox | How to reset your brain for success?

Dopamine detox | How to reset your brain for success?

Can you reset the neurochemicals in your brain? Can you increase your levels of dopamine by fasting? Countless people have used detoxes to influence their brain’s reward system, but this is not your average detox. In fact, instead of abstaining from junk food or...

Humans: A Multiplanetary Species

Humans: A Multiplanetary Species

I have been intrigued recently by a documentary I saw on Netflix called “Return to Space”. This documentary tells the story of SpaceX, the company founded by Elon Musk with the aim of making mankind a multiplanetary species. The documentary focuses on the launch of...

Impression of the Weekend Trip 2022

Impression of the Weekend Trip 2022

By Sam Elands YES, the ski trip! It was amazing! On March 10th, it was finally time to go on the first ski trip of VESTING! To begin with the place where the trip started. We gathered at the station of Groningen to go with our amazing bus driver, Henk, and later with...

The Infinite Monkey Paradox

The Infinite Monkey Paradox

To most people the notion of infinity is unfathomable. That has to do with the strange behavior some things demonstrate when the concept of infinity is introduced. Think for example of an infinite time horizon. No one knows what it feels like for an infinite amount of...

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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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