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Learning from other’s experiences- an interview with Dimitra Karmi

In my first article, I started a train of thought about working in the Netherlands as an international student. First of all, I wanted to look at all the positive aspects and advantages of doing this. After all, your attitude towards a particular matter can sometimes be a strong factor of success. This train, however, will not keep going only with good attitude. This article brings a bit more of substance and specifically, some experience to the story.

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Governmental Economics Tour

One of the vital questions in your Economics master is: “Where would you like to start working after graduation?” In order to help you with this choice study associations and your university organize all kinds of events.

I have been to the Ministry of Finance, the Dutch Central Bank, Deloitte, the European Investment Bank and European Court of Audits last week during the Governmental Economics Tour. This event was a series of in-house days with special interest in us from the companies, since there was an elaborate CV-selection. A typical day would include a presentation by the company, a case, and a lunch or drink.

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How rational is our behavior?

Rationality is the state of being reasonable. It is decision making process, based on our intuition to weight the benefits against the costs and to maximize our utility. With past experiences in our pocket and all available information at hand to make a rational decision, we still divert from this behavioral pattern. Is decision making only based on external factors or is there a deeper explanation to it? Could it be possible that our genetics are part of the reason for our rationality or lack thereof?

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Tomorrow: Election Day

Up until now, you have had endless opportunities to explore which party fits your position best. The debate has mainly centered itself around care, immigration, and pensions. While this does mostly negatively affect our generation. Let’s walk through the elections on the basis of the Brabants Election Debate, and other media.

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Exchange experiences USA, Texas

This time I would like to share with you my exchange experiences. In fall 2015 I travelled to Texas to study for one semester at Texas A&M University. It is specialized in Agriculture and Mechanics, but there is also an economics department, mostly linked to the agricultural sector. It was a perfect opportunity to focus a bit more on agricultural related issues.

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The problem with Greek banks

          Greece has been in the midst of perhaps, as some say, the worst financial and economic crisis since the end of the Second World War for almost nine years now. At one moment things seem to be improving, then a harsh realization kicks in that the situation might actually be getting worse and even out of hand. This has been the reality for the Greek banking sector these last couple of years. With a series of large write-offs and big losses that the banks had to incur which have also impacted a number of people, the banking sector still faces great uncertainty and I will try to bring to the table a few of these ongoing problems to try to make the situation a bit clearer.

 

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The Cost of Carnaval

Students of Tilburg will know. It is almost time for carnaval again. Many stores already changed their assortment to green and orange accessories or something festive. At the bars the schedule for carnaval is being made. This sight makes me wonder, is carnaval giving the local economy a big boost?