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Climate change: a chance for cooperation

Climate change has become a heavily debated issue in the last years. Last year, environmental economist Nicholas Stern presented a paper called “The New Climate Economy” at the UN’s Climate Summit, showing how countries could cooperate in addressing one of the biggest challenges of this time. In this interesting video, he outlines the most important features of his work. “We face over the next two decades two fundamental transformations that will determine whether the next 100 years is the best of centuries or the worst of centuries.”

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The EBT has ended!

April was the month of the Economic Business Weeks Tilburg (EBT). Students had the chance to develop themselves and to meet recruiters and other staff from the several companies participating in events during the company days.

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The rising world inequality

Without question, the past five decades have brought us a lot of good things like the internet, a huge increase in scientific knowledge and, of course, economic growth. Nowadays it is not more than usual that every village has at least one primary school with always a hospital nearby. This huge amount of public facilities is consistent proof that our collective welfare has reached to impressive heights which could hardly be dreamed of 60 years ago.

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Thesis struggles

Being a student is awesome, if you leave high school and move away from your parents you gain a lot of freedom and you do whatever you like. But of course you are going to a different stage in your life that also contains new responsibilities.
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The Active Members Weekend

At the weekend of February 27th –March 1st , one of the highlights of the academic year took place for the active members of Asset | Economics: the Active Members Weekend (AMW), organized by the Activities Committee. It goes without saying that this weekend was full of partying, fun activities and alcohol, but also of little sleep, bad music, hangovers and fat food. Despite that, everybody had a great time and that’s why the weekend deserves a review.

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EBT connects

Prepare today, stand out tomorrow. It sounds like a cliché, but it is undeniably the truth. It is not self-evident anymore that you will land a job immediately after you graduated. If you want that job you have been dreaming of, you should prepare yourself on the challenges ahead on the job market. Because of the mass of students graduating every year, recruiters set high standards which make it challenging to stand out of the crowd.

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Interview Gijs Vereijken

Gijs Vereijken just received his Master of Economics, Netspar track, from Tilburg University. He completed his thesis project at the Dutch pension provider PGGM and Rabobank on the topic of “Balance sheet alliances between Dutch banks and pension funds.” Gijs is currently traveling through China while he decides exactly what he wants to next.