MSc in Economics finances two students for participating to the Econometric Game
Every year the University of Amsterdam is hosting the Econometric Game, one of the most prestigious projects organized by the study association for Actuarial Science, Econometrics & Operational Research (VSAE) of the University of Amsterdam. The participating universities are expected to send delegations of four students majoring in econometrics or relevant studies with a maximum of two PhD students. The teams will be given a case study, which they will have to resolve in two days. After these two days, the ten teams with the best solutions will continue to day three. On the third day the finalists have to solve a second case while the other teams can go sightseeing in Amsterdam. After the teams have explored the city, the Econometric Game Congress takes place. There are different interesting lecturers, who will speech about the case and the econometric methods necessary for solving the case. A jury of qualified and independent professors will review the solutions and they will announce the winner of the Game.
The Econometric Game, which is held every year in Amsterdam, has been a great opportunity to test our knowledge and to use those Econometric tools we came across during this Master program. Following the organizers' instructions, students from all over the world are asked to advance an original analysis about the given topic (this year the topic was “Crime and Safety"). We found it interesting to learn new models and estimation techniques, and to see how other students approached the case. Outside the competition, we met international students from other prestigious Universities. What struck us most was listening to their academic experiences and having stimulating conversations with them. Undoubtedly, this experience contributed to enlarge our horizons significantly."
Piero Massotti and Annalivia Polselli