University of Antwerp selected for the Econometric Game 2018

The University of Antwerp has been chosen as a participant in the Econometric Game 2018.

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.


Doctoral Class - Branko Milanovic

AEC, CSB and IOB cordially invite you to the doctoral class chaired by Branko Milanovic (CU- New York)

  • Lorena Zardo Trindade (CSB – UAntwerp), A Pan European Perspective on low–income dynamics in EU
  • Merry Ferrando (CORE – UCL), Evolution of income poverty under unequal growth: Settling the dispute between absolutists and relativists
  • Rosana Martinelli (IOB – UAntwerp), Institutionalising Poverty Reduction Strategies in Latina America: A Review and Latest Innovations

Wednesday September 20th

12h00 to 15h00 in W. Elsschotzaal – Hof van Liere of the University of Antwerp, City Campus, Prinsstraat 13b, B-2000 Antwerp

A sandwich lunch will be provided.

Registration is free of charge but please register by email:  - no later than September 17th

Raf Van Gestel (Department of Economics) wins iHEA Student Prize

The 2017 iHEA Student Prize is being awarded to the joint student paper by Raf Van Gestel (University of Antwerp) and Tobias Müller (University of Lucerne) “Does My High Blood Pressure Improve Your Survival? Overall and Subgroup Learning Curves in Health”. The paper looks at learning curves in health, distinguishing between three types of learning when identifying overall learning curves: economies of scale, learning from cumulative experience and human capital depreciation. They emphasize the role of subgroup-specific learning  and find that different types of learning are important for different outcomes.

The iHEA Student Prize is to recognize excellence by students in the field of health economics. It was first awarded in 1999 and biennially thereafter to coincide with the iHEA congress. The Student Paper Prize Committee considers a short list of submitted papers evaluated by all of the committee members using similar criteria to that of the long established Arrow Award.  This year, fifty-six papers were received, and refereed by the Prize Committee.

Econometric Game 2017

University of Antwerp selected for the Econometric Game

From the 5th until the 7th of April 2017, the eighteenth edition of the Econometric Game will take place! The "World Championship of Econometrics" is a three-day event where talented teams of 30 universities from all over the world compete by solving a challenging case". A delegation of two PhD students from the Department of Economics and two Master students will participate in the annual Econometric Game in Amsterdam.  Last year, the University of Antwerp was announced as one of the best 10 teams for the second year in a row.

For more information on the Econometric Game see: