Best Econometric Thesis Award (βETA)

You can now apply for the Best Econometric Thesis Award of 2018! Click here to apply. Please note that the application deadline is on the 2nd of September at 23:59 and that the deadline for handing in your executive summary is on the 9th of September at 23:59.

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 complete their thesis between August 2017 and August 2018 can apply for the Best Econometric Thesis Award of 2018. The Master Coordinators all nominate one thesis per Master specialisation in Econometrics and Management Science at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. These nominees will present their thesis at the Best Econometric Thesis Award in November/December. During this event, the winner of the βETA of 2018 and the winner of the audience award will be announced. The winner of the βETA of 2018 will be awarded with a prize of €1000. The other nominees will receive a prize of €200. The winner of the audience award will be awarded with a helicopterflight over Rotterdam.

The nominees of last 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. Rolf van Lieshout won the audience award and was awarded with a helicopterflight over Rotterdam.

If you have any questions about the procedure, feel free to send an email to educational@faector.nl.