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. 


This year's edition by NOS op 3: (In Dutch)

Dates 2017

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


This year all the Econometric Game events were centered around one general theme: Crime & Safety.


This year's case revolved around questions concerning crime preventive behavior. The case focussed on the use of roll-down shutters in the Netherlands. For more information about the case, click here.

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Harvard University won the Econometric Game of 2017. Copenhagen University and Tilburg University both came in second. They all worked very hard on the crime-case on roll-down shutters in the Netherlands. We uploaded their papers on our website, so everyone can read what they found out in their three day race-against-the-clock. 

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We are very proud to present you the winner of the Econometric Game 2017: HARVARD UNIVERSITY for a second time in a row.


Congratulations on behalf of the 2017 Committee!


Curious of what they found out about crime preventive behavior in the Netherlands? We will post some more on their findings on our website the next week.


Now it’s time to party!


We received the results from the jury at around 10:30 PM. The 10 teams who will be going to the finals are as follows (random order).

  • University of Copenhagen
  • Tilburg University
  • Warsaw School of Economics
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Lund University
  • Harvard
  • University Carlos III of Madrid
  • New Economic School
  • McGill University
  • Erasmus University

Good luck tomorrow with the second case! For the other teams, enjoy your tour in Amsterdam!



Participating Universities

The participating universities were 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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