Friday, December 28, 2012

National Econometricians' Day

The Netherlands has been a power-house of econometrics since day one. Think of Jan Tinbergen's contributions to the birth of the discipline, for instance. 

So, perhaps it will come as no surprise that 5 February 2013 will be National Econometricians' Day, or "LED" (Landelijke Econometristendag), for students of econometrics. Billed as ".... the largest annual career event for econometricians in the Netherlands", the one-day event will be held in Utrecht in 2013. Their slogan - "LED it be your day!"

I've blogged previously (here and here) about another Netherlands-based initiative for students of econometrics - the Econometric Game. This event has gone from strength to strength, and attracts teams of students from all over the world.

It's great to see the extent of organization and involvement among the Dutch students. They have six associations for econometrics students, and these form the Landelijke Orgaan der Econometrische Studieverenigingen (LOES). The individual associations are: Asset | Econometrics (Tilburg University), Econometrisch Dispuut (Erasmus University), Kraket (VU University), SCOPE | Vectum (Maastricht University), VESTING (University of Groningen) and VSAE (University of Amsterdam).

© 2012, David E. Giles