University Carlos III Madrid wins the Econometric Game 2018!

University Carlos III Madrid wins the Econometric Game 2018!

We have a winner! After three days of fierce competition the finalists handed in their papers and presented their results in front of the jury. The jury concluded that the winner of the Econometric Game 2018 is University Carlos III Madrid!

The top three teams of this years edition are in order:

1. University Carlos III Madrid
2. Harvard University
3. Aarhus University

We, the committee, want to thank the jury, case makers and congratulate the winners! We hope to see you next year!

The finalists!

The finalists!

After two long and stressful days the teams have filled in their papers. The jury has looked at all the papers and have chosen the 10 finalists of the Econometric Game 2018.

We have listed the finalists below in random order.

Aarhus University
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
Harvard University
Lund University
McGill University
Universiteit van Tilburg
Universiteit van Amsterdam
University Carlos III Madrid
University of Bristol
University of Toronto

Amsterdam Data Challenge 2018

Amsterdam Data Challenge 2018

This year’s edition of the Amsterdam Data Challenge, ADC for short, will be hosted by the City of Amsterdam in partnership with the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The ADC is focussed on a relatable problem, namely the housing pricing in Amsterdam combined with a service many of us have used before: Airbnb. This year, during the ADC, you will help the City of Amsterdam unravel how Airbnb is affecting the housing sector in Amsterdam. You will be competing in teams of four students, you can apply alone or as (a part of) a team. The best performing team will not go home empty-handed, they will win a grand prize which is to be announced in the following weeks.

Theme announcement Econometric Game 2018

Theme announcement Econometric Game 2018

We are proud to announce the theme of the Econometric Game 2018!

Every year the case of the Econometric Game revolves around a socially relevant subject. In 2016 participants attempted to solve a case concerning ‘Inequity in Healthcare’ and last year the event was all about ‘Crime and Safety’.

The theme of the case of the Econometric Game 2018 will be ‘Economics of Happiness’!

Update on the Econometric Game (EG) 2018

Update on the Econometric Game (EG) 2018


In the past months the preparations for the 2018 edition have been ongoing. We would like to share some of the progress made during that period.

First off all, we can confirm the dates for the EG 2018, the EG will be held from the 11th until 13th of April. During those days the participants will compete in the Zuiderkerk in Amsterdam, the events main location.

Next to that we are proud to announce that the Amsterdam University Fund (AUF) will be our new partner. The Amsterdam University Fund (Stichting Amsterdams Universiteitsfonds) is a joint initiative of the University of Amsterdam Alumni Association (AUV) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA). They help and support events and initiatives from the UvA. More information on them can be found at auf.nl.

Furthermore, after the applications have been received we picked the 30 participating universities using a mathematical model. The participating teams can be found on the homepage.

We will bring out another update soon.

Committee Econometric Game 2018

Econometric Game 2017 Video

Econometric Game 2017 Video

This year the Econometric Game, also known as the World Championships of Econometrics, took place 5, 6 and 7 April. This video gives an impression of what this prestigious event hosted by the VSAE looked like.

During the Econometric Game, top students from the field of econometrics representing world class universities try to solve a challenging socially relevant case. The winner of the 2017 Econometric Game is.. Harvard University!