In memoriam Prof. dr. Nol Merkies
Recently, our former colleague and dean professor Nol Merkies, founding father of Econometrics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, passed away. Read the In Memoriam (in Dutch) here. He will be dearly missed.
JOURNAL OF ECONOMETRICS PUBLISHED ARTICLE BY GEERT MESTERS
TEAM VU AMSTERDAM 2ND IN ECONOMETRIC GAME 2021
Thirty universities from all over the world participated in the yearly Econometric Game on the 8th and 9th of April. The delegation of VU Amsterdam consisting of Quint Wiersma (PhD student & team captain), Mariia Artemova (PhD student), Niels Ota (MSc student) and Arne Plateau (MSc student), performed great and solved the case studies successfully. The jury of this prestigious competition for students in econometrics rewarded our team with a second place!
ARTICLE BY GEERT MESTERS PUBLISHED BY JOURNAL OF MONOTARY ECONOMICS
The article The Phillips multiplier by Geert Mesters is published by the Journal of Monetary Economics.
MARC NIENTKER RECEIVED HONOURABLE MENTION FOR PHD THESIS
ARTICLE BY ERIC BEUTNER ACCEPTED BY ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF STATISTICS
The article “A Justification of Conditional Confidence Intervals" by Eric Beutner and his co-authors Alexander Heinemann and Stephan Smeekes is accepted for publication in Electronic Journal of Statistics.
ARTICLE BY Sunčica Vujić PUBLISHED BY ECONOMICS OBSERVATORY
JOURNAL OF ECONOMETRICS PUBLISHES ARTICLE BY HANDE KARABIYIK
André Lucas and Siem Jan Koopman in top 10 of ESB Economentop 40
Siem Jan Koopman and Andre Lucas are also in 2020 among the first ten of the Top 40 of Economists in The Netherlands. The Economentop 40 is published annually by Economisch Statistische Berichten (ESB). You can read the entire article (in Dutch) here.
bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research "Top Programme" in the Keuzegids 2021
Once again our bachelor programme is marked a Top Programma by the Keuzegids and is among the best programmes in the Netherlands. The selection guide (Keuzegids) is published by the Centre for Higher Education Information to help students choose a bachelors programme. Read more here. Visit the bachelor's programme in Econometrics and Operations Research for a complete overview and registration.
PAPER BY GEERT MESTERS PUBLISHED IN QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS
Mariia Artemova awarded teaching assistant of the year
During the TI graduation ceremony at Tinbergen Institute on November 13, our PhD student Mariia Artemova was awarded teaching assistant of the year. Read more...
JAN MAGNUS: PUBLICATION IN ECONOMICS LETTERS
VIDI grant for Julia Schaumburg
The Dutch Research Council has awarded
a VIDI grant for her research "Statistical learning over time: closing the gap between time-series econometrics and the statistical learning literature". In her research Julia develops new tools to address complex economic policy questions in quickly changing environments, by bringing together the best of two worlds: the ability of automated statistical learning methods to detect highly complex pattern, and the ability of flexible econometric time-series models to adapt in times of economic stress.
ARTICLE BY LUCA ROSSINI PUBLICED IN BAYESIAN ANALYSIS
MARINA FRIEDRICH AND ERIC BEUTNER PUBLISH ARTICLE IN CLIMATE CHANGE
JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY PUBLISHES A PAPER BY PAOLO GORGI
FRANCISCO BLASQUES, SIEM JAN KOOPMAN AND ANDRÉ LUCAS: PUBLICATION IN ECONOMETRIC REVIEWS
ARTICLE BY SIEM JAN KOOPMAN PUBLISHED BY JOURNAL OF ECONOMETRICS
FWO grant for Kris Boudt
Kris Boudt (Ghent University, VUB and Econometrics and Data Science group at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) has secured a 2.7M euro consortium grant on pension system research: “Towards efficient pillar II and III pension decisions in Belgium: product innovations, customized goal based pensions planning and nudging.” Kris coordinates the grant, which brings together nine professors of three universities across Europe. For more information, read
Econometrics Summer Workshop 2020
This summer, 19-28 August 2020, the Department of Econometrics and Data Science organizes another Econometrics Summer Workshop. Due to COVID-19 circumstances the Summer Workshop will be held online. Are you a student entering the Econometrics Master or a PhD student, and interested in attending a summer workshop covering all the basic econometrics methods and tools for analyzing both cross-sectional and time-series data? Please find more information on the program, registration and other details
Research ranking 2nd in the Netherlands, and top 50 worldwide
The Econometrics and Data Science group is proud to be part of the research culture at the School of Business and Economics of Vrije Universiteit, now ranking 2nd in the Netherlands and 47th worldwide in the 2015-2019 edition of Tilburg University Top 100 Worldwide Economics Schools Research Ranking.
Master Econometrics and Operations Research rated excellent in the Keuzegids 2020
This year, our MSc program even surpasses the high scores of previous years. Our scores on challenging education are now outstanding, and scores on scientific training and bridging theory and practice have also further improved. The Masters selection guide 2020 is published by the Centre for Higher Education Information to help students choose a master's programme. Visit the master’s programme in Econometrics and Operations Research for a complete overview and registration.
JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECONOMETRICS PUBLISHED ARTICLE BY SEAN TELG
JAN MAGNUS PUBLISHES PAPER IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS
Francqui Chair for Siem Jan Koopman
Siem Jan Koopman has been appointed as the 2019-2020 Laureate of a Francqui Chair, at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Antwerp, Belgium. Every year, the Francqui Foundation invites Belgian or European scientists to stay with Belgian universities, giving the opportunity to eminent researchers and scholars to teach a series of guest lectures at the host university and to participate in the scientific life of the institution.
ARTICLE BY SIEM JAN KOOPMAN PUBLISHED IN JOURNAL OF CLIMATE
ARTICLE BY LENNART HOOGERHEIDE AND SIEM JAN KOOPMAN PUBLISHED IN JOURNAL OF ECONOMETRICS
BERNOULLI PUBLISHED ARTICLE BY ERIC BEUTNER
SIEM JAN KOOPMAN PUBLISHED ARTICLE IN JOURNAL OF ECONOMETRICS