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. 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 2016 will take place on the 6th, 7th and 8th of April 2016 in Amsterdam.




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We are absolutely thrilled to announce the winner of the 17th edition of the Econometric Game:

Harvard University




Second place: Warsaw School of Economics

Third place: Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam


During the Econometric Game 2016, multiple side-events were organised with a similar societal scope. One of these was the panel-discussion on the future of employment when Artificial Intelligence becomes advanced enough to replace more and more human jobs. This event has been brought to the audience thanks to the financial support of EY and Ortec, whom increased their funding of the Econometric Game for this event to take place.


In the week of the Econometric Game, the committee organized a number of side events for the general public to attend. On Monday the 4th of April, a session took place in Spui25, the academic debate center of the University of Amsterdam. Read the summary!


Yesterday the finalists of the Econometric Game 2016 were announced!

Today the following universities will compete for the title 'World Champion of Econometrics':
- Lund University
- Warsaw School of Economics
- McGill University
- University of Copenhagen
- Aarhus University
- Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
- Harvard University
- University of Rome Tor Vergata
- University of Antwerp

Good luck to you all!


Today at the grand opening of the Econometric Game the case makers have revealed this year's theme:

Socioeconomic inequity in health care use among elderly Europeans

The case makers Pilar García-Gómez and Teresa Bago d'Uva have worked very hard on disigning the case and are looking forward to the results of the participating students. Tomorrow evening the finalist will be announced.

We wish all the participants the best of luck!


Participating Universities 2016

We are happy to announce that the selection of the universities of the Econometric Game 2016 has been made.

The participating universities are as follows:

Aarhus University
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Harvard University
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
KU Leuven
Leicester University
London School of Economics
Lund University
McGill University
Oxford University
Stellenbosch University
Universiteit Maastricht 
Universiteit van Tilburg
University Carlos III Madrid
University of Amsterdam
University of Antwerp
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
University of Copenhagen
University of Economics, Prague
University of Exeter
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of São Paulo
University of Southampton
University of St. Gallen
University of Rome Tor Vergata
University of Warsaw
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Warsaw School of Economics

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