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. 

EG 2017

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

Econometric Game events

The Econometric Game 2017 is less than a month away! As announced before, the week of the Word Championship in Econometrics will start on Monday, April the 3th. The case is always related to a socially relevant topic and this year will be no different. This year’s casemaker will reveal the subject of the case on Wednesday the 5th of April. However, the overall theme of this year will be crime and safety and we have organised several events for you to get in touch with big data applications related to this topic.

On Monday, we will start with an interactive session about big data, crime & safety. This session will be in dutch and take place in Spui25 and start at 17:00. You can subscribe for this event and find more information on

We also organise the Amsterdam Data Challenge on Thursday, April the 6th. This day is organised with our partners EY & Ortec and takes place in de Zuiderkerk, where the contestants of the Econometric Game are also working. During the day, you will work in teams as data scientists on a challenging crime related case. We have arranged everything for you including lunch, dinner and some drinks afterwards. And finally, if you succeed in beating the other teams you can win skybox tickets for a game of Ajax in the Amsterdam Arena. This day will however also be in dutch. Go to for more information and upload your CV before the 4th of April to subscribe.

At the last day of the Econometric Game, the finalist of the main event will present their results at the Compagnietheater. So, this is the moment to see what some of the world’s best master and PhD students can achieve in only three days. If you are interested in the results come to see their presentations on Friday, April the 7th, at 18:45.

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.


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 University Rotterdam

Harvard University

KU Leuven

London School of Economics

Lund University

Maastricht University

McGill University

New Economic School

Oxford University

Stellenbosch University

Tilburg University

Toulouse School of Economics

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Universidad del Rosario

University College London

University of Amsterdam

University of Antwerp

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

University of Warwick

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Warsaw School of Economics

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