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 2017 will take place on the 5th, 6th and 7th of April 2017 in Amsterdam.




Latest news

We've settled the dates for the Econometric Game 2017: the event will take place April 5th, 6th and 7th!

Curious? Check out the aftermovie of the Econometric Game 2016 below or watch it on YouTube.


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 2017

We are happy to announce that the selection of the universities of the Econometric Game 2017 has been made.

The participating universities are as follows:


Aarhus University

Corvinus University of Budapest


Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

Harvard University

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

London School of Economics

Lund University

Maastricht University

McGill University

New Economic School

Oxford University

Stellenbosch University

Toulouse School of Economics

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Universidad del Rosario

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Universiteit van Antwerpen

Universiteit van Tilburg

University College London

University of Copenhagen

University of Economics, Prague

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Lausanne

University of Rome Tor Vergata

University of São Paulo

University of Toronto

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Warsaw School of Economics

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