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Economist Week 2023

March 20-24th
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About Economist Week (March 20-24)

AEclipse presents this year's Economist Week themed 'An Ever-Changing World - The Evolution Of The Global Economy'.
The objective is to stimulate discussions with European leaders and provide a multidisciplinary perspective from academics, public sector, and firms in the form of panels, discussions, and keynote lectures.  
All events will take place in person on campus and will be held in English.

 

This year’s agenda is provided below: 

Day 1 (20/03/2023)


Opening Event
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Langeveld 0.10


Prof.Dr. (Ivo) IJM Arnold

 

Since September 2010, Ivo Arnold is part-time professor of Economic Education at ESE. This chair focuses on strengthening the educational services offered by ESE with regard to content, processes and teaching skills, which ties in with Erasmus University Rotterdam’s continual efforts to develop and optimize educational leadership. Prof. Arnold’s research focuses on the effectiveness and efficiency of the educational structure and the identification of best practices in (economic) education. 

Traineeship Recruitment – BoFEB
2:00 PM - 4:00 P
M
Langeveld 0.10

 

Jan Donders - Directeur Economentraineeship BoFEB

CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis regularly makes an estimate of the
sustainability of public finances. Before the general elections of 2017, according to CPB public
finances were sustainable. Assuming unchanged economic policies, CPB even projected a small
sustainability surplus (0,2% of GDP) in 2021. Economic policies of the third and fourth cabinet led
by prime minister Mark Rutte, however, result in a strong deterioration of the sustainability of
public finances. We discuss the background of this deterioration.


BOFEB will also inform the audience on a traineeship for young economists who want to join the central government. This traineeship exists since 1987, and is a collaborative project of Dutch ministries and Erasmus University. If you are interested to follow this traineeship, this presentation may be informative.

This event is a recruitment event!

You will have the chance to ask questions about recruitment and pass on your CV to the appropriate people. The company will provide you will all the information needed for a possible application to traineeship or jobs!

Please send your CV till the 16th of March to this mail: external@aeclipse.nl

Networking Drinks
4:00 PM

Langeveld 4.12

After every day you will have the chance to talk to the speakers in an informal setting with drinks. You can ask your specific question and network with other students. This event is open for every student, even if you have not attended the events prior.

Day 2 (21/03/2023)

Interactive Lecture – Evolution Of City and Housing Market
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Theil C2-1


Professor Jeroen van Haaren - Urban and Regional Economist

Professor Jeroen van Haaren will introduce you to the topic Evolution of City and Housing Market. His research is fact based and data driven and applied to empirical questions of governments and private companies. He consults with politicians and policy makers enabling them to create balanced development strategies in cities and regions.
 

Stefan Groot - Senior Housing Economist at RaboResearch Netherlands

 

Rabobank is a Dutch multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Utrecht, Netherlands. The group comprises 89 local Dutch Rabobanks, a central organisation, and many specialised international offices and subsidiaries. This presentation will go into greater detail about the changing housing market of the past few years and the implications of recent macroeconomic developments on the housing market. You will also have the chance to ask questions during the lecture and discuss topics with other students and specialists.

Day 3 (22/03/2023) - Polak 2-04

Recruitment Workshop - Strategy&
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Langeveld 0.18

 

Vera Cuijpers - Senior Associate Economist at Strategy&

Jacco van Berke - Associate Climate & Economist at Strategy&

The Climate & Economics practice of Strategy& provides strategy advice based on (micro) economic theory. They support public and private clients on topics such as: climate policy, industrial decarbonization, regulation and competition economics. Strategy& will first introduce to you the work that Strategy& does and their experiences as economists in a consulting firm. Afterwards you will step into the shoes of a strategy consultant and join them in jointly working through two recent projects of the Climate & Economics practice. The first one is an assessment of the impact of the Dutch and European climate policy on Dutch industrial players. The second one is a social impact assessment of reducing the number of flights on Schiphol Airport, used by the government in their decision making on the maximum number of flights allowed from Schiphol.

This event is a recruitment event!

You will have the chance to ask questions about recruitment and pass on your CV to the appropriate people. The company will provide you will all the information needed for a possible application to traineeship or jobs!

Please send your CV till the 16th of March to this mail: external@aeclipse.nl

Horizontal Merger Assessment
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Polak 2.04

Aidan Heijmans - Senior Associate RBB Economics
Jennifer Sward - Senior Associate RBB Economics


The workshop will begin with an overview of RBB Economics and the type of work RBB do. The remainder of the workshop will consist of an introduction to merger assessments which will include an outline of the economic frameworks used in a horizontal merger assessment and an interactive case study. For the case study, participants will be divided into teams that will represent two main perspectives of a typical merger case, the merging firms and the competition authority. Each team will have a chance to consider the case information and present their findings as to whether the merger should be approved or not based on the market evidence.

This event is a recruitment event!

You will have the chance to ask questions about recruitment and pass on your CV to the appropriate people. The company will provide you will all the information needed for a possible application to traineeship or jobs!

Please send your CV till the 16th of March to this mail: external@aeclipse.nl

Workshop – Financing The Energy Transition
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sanders 0-07 (Mootcourt)

Nora Cheikh / Mohammed Ansarin / Victor de Haas - Consultants at Trinomics

Trinomics is a research and consultancy firm that provides specialist policy advice in the fields of environment, climate change, energy and sustainability to a diverse range of clients in the (semi-) public sector. Trinomics conducts the majority of our work for international, European and national public sector bodies and NGOs. Their main offices are based in Brussels and Rotterdam, but their network of experts is located across Europe. For the different policy domains, they specialize in economic-based policy consulting and have extensive expertise with economic and policy analysis tools including impact assessments, evaluations, cost-benefit analyses, stakeholder consultations, science-policy interface, and modelling and scenario-building.
During the workshop, you will learn about energy finance and understand the role of finance in the energy transition and how public policy can influence investment decisions in the energy sector.

This event is a recruitment event!

You will have the chance to ask questions about recruitment and pass on your CV to the appropriate people. The company will provide you will all the information needed for a possible application to traineeship or jobs!

Please send your CV till the 16th of March to this mail: external@aeclipse.nl

Networking Drinks
5:00 PM
Langeveld 4.16

After every day you will have the chance to talk to the speakers in an informal setting with drinks. You can ask your specific question and network with other students. This event is open for every student, even if you have not attended the events prior.

Day 4 (23/03/2023)

Guest Lecture and Q&A - Rising Costs Of Living
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Langeveld 0.10

Professor Casper de Vries - Witteveen Chair of Monetary Economics

Professor Casper de Vries will introduce you to the topic Rising Costs Of Living. His research interests focus on international monetary issues, like foreign exchange rate determination and exchange rate risk, the issues surrounding the Euro, financial markets risk, risk management and systemic risk and, last but not least, applied game theory. In his research on financial risks, he has specialized in calculating the risks on extreme events by means of statistical extreme value analysis.

Freek Janmaat - Economic Expert at the European Commission


The discussion will begin by defining inflation and its impact on the economy and consumers. You will get the chance to discuss the factors that contribute to inflation, and how these factors have led to rising costs of goods and services.
The discussion will then delve into the impact of inflation and rising costs on different groups, including low-income households, small businesses, and the broader economy.
We also want to consider potential solutions to address inflation and rising costs of living.
Throughout the discussion, the panelists will engage in a lively and informative exchange, sharing their perspectives and expertise on the complex economic issues facing our society. The audience would also have an opportunity to ask questions and participate in the dialogue, contributing to a thoughtful and informative conversation about inflation and the rising cost of living.

Networking Drinks
4:00 PM
Langeveld 0.10

After every day you will have the chance to talk to the speakers in an informal setting with drinks. You can ask your specific question and network with other students. This event is open for every student, even if you have not attended the events prior.

Day 5 (24/03/2023) 

Symposium – IRP x EW Development Economics
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mandeville T3-10

Laura Hering - Moderator - Professor at Erasmus School of Economics

Joy Roeterdink - Suitsupply - Head of Corporate Responsibility

Hester Janssens - FairWear - Stakeholder Engagement and Partnership Manager

Tatheer Zaidi - Solidaridad - General Manager, Pollution Management in MSMEs- Solidaridad Asia

 

Join us for a panel discussion featuring representatives from three fantastic organizations dedicated to sustainability and fair labor practices in the fashion industry: Fair Wear, SuitSupply, and Solidaridad. With their different backgrounds and perspectives, our panelists will provide unique insights into the challenges and opportunities of creating a more sustainable and equitable fashion industry.

Representing the business perspective will be SuitSupply, a vertically integrated men's suit and fashion brand that is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation and is dedicated to uphold an exceptional ESG performance.

Fair Wear, an NGO committed to upholding human rights for garment workers and ensuring a more ethical global value chain, will offer their unique perspective as a representative of private actors during the panel discussion.

Finally, the Solidaridad Network, an international civil society organization, focused on developing socially responsible and profitable supply chains, will provide their unique NGO perspective.

Moderating the panel will be Laura Hering, a professor at Erasmus School of Economics with research interests in international trade, economic geography, regional economics, environment, and development economics

 

 

Informal Networking
12:30 PM
Langeveld 1.18

 

After every day you will have the chance to talk to the speakers in an informal setting with drinks. You can ask your specific question and network with other students. This event is open for every student, even if you have not attended the events prior.

How to participate

Please fill out the form below and keep an eye on the schedule updates.

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