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, all the participants will listen to each others presentations about their findings. The solutions will be reviewed by a jury of qualified and independent professors and they will announce the winner of the Game.
The Econometric Game 2020 would have taken place on the 1st, 2nd and 3th of April 2020 in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, due to COVID, the committee had to cancel this edition.
My name is Philip Lankhorst, I am 21 years old and I am honoured to be chairing the 2020 Econometric Game Committee. After doing a board year (as Treasurer) for the VSAE in 2018, I was intrigued by the Econometric Game and decided to help organise it again. I am planning to finish my Bachelor’s degree in Econometrics at the University of Amsterdam this academic year and follow up with a Master’s in Econometrics.
Hello everyone, my name is Koen van Ederen and I am currently in my master Financial Econometrics at the UvA. I am also a member of the Econometric Game committee 2020. My task is to come up with an interesting topic to base the case on. It is then my job find and assist a professor who wants to create a challenging case for the participants to solve.
Koen van EderenCase and jury
Hi! My name is Daphne and I am currently in my fourth year of the bachelor Econometrics at the University of Amsterdam. In my free time I like to play hockey and play the piano. This year I am responsible for being the contact person for the participants and the universities. So, If you have any question you will be in contact with me! I wish all the participants good luck with the Econometric Game 2020 and I am looking forward to see you in Amsterdam.
Hi, my name is Solana and this year I will be the one who is in charge of the acquisition of the Econometric Game. Currently, I am in my third year of my Bachelor in Econometrics. From this year on I will not only follow courses in Econometrics but also in Italian Culture. This winter I will be traveling through Colombia but I will be back in time to meet you during the 21st edition of the Econometric Game. I’m very excited about getting to know you!
Solana van MaanenExternal affairs
Sanne MoonenPublic relations
Hi everyone! My name is Sanne Moonen and I will be in charge of the PR and media surrounding the Econometric Game 2020 as well as the Econometric Game magazine, which the participants will receive at the beginning of the event. I am currently in the third year of the bachelor Econometrics at the University of Amsterdam. I’m very excited for this year’s edition and wish all the participants the best of luck!
My name is Gideon Davidson and I’m in charge of the facilities for the Econometric Game this year. Next year I will be in the board of the VSAE as treasurer and vice-chairman, so this won’t be my last Econometric Game!
Maura van der LindenCoordinator
Hi! My name is Sanne van Gellekom and I am the coordinator of the Econometric Game committee 2019. This means that I support the committee from my position in the board of study association VSAE, a job that I am very excited about. I am already very proud of the committee and of what they have achieved so far! In my spare time, I like going to theatre and museums, as well as taking walks through Amsterdam to clear my mind. If you ever get stuck on the case for a bit, I definitely recommend it!