Saturday, April 4, 2015

Inside the Econometric Game

Now that the Econometric Game, 2015 is over I can reveal the cases that the teams grappled with. The Case Makers were Bas Werker and Ramon van den Akker, both of Tilburg University.

You'll recall that thirty teams, from various parts of the world, played The Game this year. On Day 1, the teams received information about the topic, together with the data and the papers that they should read by way of preparation. As I mentioned here, the topic was "Longevity and Longevity Risk".

On Day 2, the competition began in earnest, with the teams being challenged with Case 1.

The top ten teams from Day 2 then moved to the final part of the competition. This involved working on Case 2 on the third day of The Game.

Now, what about the cases themselves?