EY and Ortec support World Cup of Econometrics

18 March 2015 Consultancy.uk

In two weeks’ time the sixteenth edition of the 'The Econometric Game’ will kick-off. Teams of bright minds from 30 universities across the globe will compete during the self-proclaimed ‘World Championship of Econometrics', all with the dream of succeeding the University of Copenhagen and becoming the 2015 winner of the student competition. EY and Ortec have signed up as partner.

Every year the VSAE study association* hosts the ‘The Econometric Game’. Organised for the first time in 1999, the event has since evolved into one of the leading global events for econometric students. This year, 30 universities, including Oxford and Harvard, will delegate their best 4 students to participate in this high exposure event**. During the three day event held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, teams will be presented with a specific social problem and will be challenged to develop and present a solution using econometric models applying data analytics and other methods. The best teams are invited for the final session on the third day, with the winning team – determined by a jury of independent professors – granted the title ‘World Champion of Econometrics’.

The Econometric Game

Among the 30 participating universities are four universities based in the UK: University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, Oxford University and University of Essex.

Participating Universities

Two business advisory firms have signed as sponsor and partner of the event: accounting- and consulting giant EY and analytics specialist Ortec. “We are eager to support these extremely smart data scientists in finding new insights for long existing problems. At EY we are committed to build a better working world through our own actions and by engaging with like-minded organisations and individuals. An important part of building a better working world is empowering talent and leadership. We are proud to play our part in supporting these teams: they are the next generation!” comments Jacco Jacobs, Executive Director at EY. Gregor Brandt and Sicco Brakema from Ortec add: “By supporting this session we acknowledge the added value of Econometrics and the importance of this annual event.”

Jacco Jacobs, Gregor Brandt and Sicco Brakema

* VSAE stands for Actuarial Science, Econometrics & Operational Research. The study association is part of the of the University of Amsterdam.

** Students majoring in econometrics or relevant studies with a maximum of two PhD students.