Best Econometric Thesis Award (βETA)

Note that it is not possible anymore to apply for the Best Econometric Thesis Award of 2017.

Writing a thesis takes a lot of effort, so we want to reward you for this hard work! That is why FAECTOR, in cooperation with Veneficus and the Econometric Institute, organises the Best Econometric Thesis Award (βETA). The βETA is initiated by Veneficus to promote innovative research, which can also be used in the daily business of organisations. The βETA will be combined with an information session about the Master thesis. This way, Master students can gain insights into what they can expect when writing their Master thesis.

Students that completed their thesis between August 2016 and August 2017 could apply for the Best Econometric Thesis Award of 2017. The Master Coordinators all nominated one thesis per Master specialisation in Econometrics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. The nominees of this year were Aron Hartveld (Business Analytics & Quantitative Marketing), Hugo Reichardt (Econometrics), Jean-Paul van Brakel (Quantitative Finance) and Rolf van Lieshout (Operations Research & Quantitative Logistics). A summary of their thesis is published in the βETA MET 2017. On the 1st of December the winner was announced during the awards: Hugo Reichardt. He was awarded with a prize of €1000. The other nominees received a prize of €200. Rolf van Lieshout won the audience award and was awarded with a helicopterflight over Rotterdam.

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