Team Erasmus School of Economics wins 3rd National Economics Olympiad

Sebastiaan van Kooten, Bart van Rossum, and Frederik Bartl, students of Erasmus School of Economics, have won the 3rd National Economics Olympiad.

Twelve student teams (BSc-3 and MSc students with a focus on Business Economics, and Econometrics) from five Dutch universities competed each other in this prestigious Olympiad on 8 March 2019, which was hosted by study association Aeclipse.

Students had to deal with seven very difficult questions designed by faculty from five Dutch universities in subjects including Policy Economics, International Economics and Health Economics. Additionally, maximum concentration was required to solve a macroeconomics case which was proposed by RBB Economics, an economic consultancy.

Participants of the Olympiad also joined the panel discussion which was entitled ‘The Future of Work, Labour Markets Under AI’, with three renowned speakers: Eric Bartelsman (Professor at VU Amsterdam and General Director at Tinbergen Institute), Bastiaan Starink (Partner at PwC) and Wiljan van den Berge (Economist at the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis).

More information

You can find more information about the National Economics Olympiad here.