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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?

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Interview: Sander Peels

Before we start off, please introduce yourself .
Hello! My name is Sander Peels and I have been the Treasurer at Asset | Economics in the fantastic year of 2013-2014. This implied that I was making the budget, controlling our expenses and revenues and in general, safeguarding the association.

Trumponomics

Now that we have seen the first acts as Trump in his position as president of the United States, the time is now to reflect on his economic ideas and first acts. Obviously, it remains unclear how Trump will fill in the rest of his presidency, but we already are able to have a glimpse of what Trump is going to do the following four years.

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Job Hunting

Some months ago, I wrote about my adventure of studying Spanish in Valencia. At this moment, I am back in the game. Back in the Netherlands and deep into the process of searching for jobs. The student life is really ending right now. A new adventure may start soon, hopefully! The question is: how do you find out what you want to do? One of the things to do is visiting InHouse days. So, that is what I did on Wednesday 18th of January. Early in the morning I took the train to The Hague. Off to the “Economen Bootcamp” of the Dutch government.

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Trump tweets Mexican Peso down

A group of Mexican investors have (jokingly) opted the idea that their government should buy Twitter. This may seem like a surreal trade, but the explanation makes sense. Since Donald Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States in November of 2016, the Mexican government has spent a large portion of the national reserves on protective measurements for their national currency, the peso. The Mexican investors noticed a relation between the anti-Mexico tweets sent out by Donald Trump and the real-time value of the currency. The exchange rates took large drops for every tweet. The Mexicans said that the government would be better off buying Twitter, so they could stop Trump from tweeting, to eventually save the peso. This transaction would in the end be cheaper than all the protective measurements.

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Policy advising: my experience as Parliament intern

“Let’s assume” these are the words that are often at the beginning of every economic argument. At University we learn to think about ‘what happens if’, but only using a certain starting situation. Reality is different. In reality policy advices are never (no, not almost – I really mean never) directly translated into laws and regulation.