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Author Archives: Dian van Rooi

Dian van Rooi

Dian van Rooi currently is a MSc Economics student, interested in financial markets and institutions, and socio-economic policy.

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Government Traineeships

The job opportunities at the Dutch government are endless. Every year, many vacancies open for starters, and they have multiple interesting government traineeships. The BoFEB, Rijkstraineeship and Financial traineeship are the most fitting for economics students. How do you get an interview and how to prepare for it?

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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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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 Dutch elections on the basis of the Brabants Election Debate, and other media.

Nationaal economie debat in de nw Liefde in Amsterdam.
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Globalization Needs a Second Chance

Globalization makes it possible for goods to be traded without boundaries. The countries who produce a good most efficiently, will produce that good and trade it in order to get other goods. This means that the most efficient country will produce, which is positive for the economy. This also means that many factories are moved to low-wage countries, causing people to loose their jobs and causing environmental damage.  Therefore the resistance against globalization grows, but is globalization worth a second chance?

Last week, I went to the FD National Economist Debate. The debate was about globalization and its different sides. What is the opinion of notable economists, professors, politicians and students on globalization and trade agreements?

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Stay Connected (or not?)

In 1994, the first commercial smartphone was available. It could send and receive faxes and emails and had an address book, calculator, and even a touch screen display. Since 1994, there have been many developments in this area. And the past decades,  smartphone usage has gone up tremendously.  Almost everyone in the western world owns a smartphone. But should you stay connected?