We love to spend our money in Germany

There is no city, beach, mountain or island where no Dutch person has ever been. The Dutch are really everywhere. From the figures of Statistics Netherlands (CBS) we can see that in 2014 from the 15,7 million Dutch people 9,4 million went on a holiday to a foreign country. But where are all these people going?


The Uber Economy

Since its launch in 2009, the transportation service company Uber has made a quick international expansion, reaching almost 3 billion in total funding by the start of 2015. Despite its contribution to the so-called “sharing economy”, it has been heavily criticized by governments and taxi companies. New companies like Uber are often accused of destroying the value created in the formal economy and contributing to the destruction of many full-time jobs. Only two weeks ago, hundreds of French taxi drivers blocked the ring road of Paris to protest against the “unfair” competition from the Californian-based company.


Interview: Joost Slabbekoorn tells us about his career during and after his study

Some people are afraid that the best part of their life comes to an end after their study is finished. We wanted to show that this is definitely not always the case, so we decided to ask Asset | Economics’ former chairman Joost Slabbekoorn how he has been doing after his graduation in 2014. He tells us about his interesting traineeship at APG and reflects on his time as a student and a board member.

Laurens Otemann combines study and sports

Among the active members of study association Asset|Economics, many students can be found who have interesting activities besides their studies. In this article Laurens Otemann will be interviewed about his experience with combining studying and sports. Laurens is currently graduating from his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Economics at Tilburg University and he has played water polo in the Dutch Eredivisie, the highest water polo league of the Netherlands.

Are men now the weaker sex in society?

Recently, the Economist wrote an interesting article on changing social relations between men and women on the labor market. For centuries, societies were leaded, created and protected by men, while women took care of the household and raising the children. In the past century however, women justifiably fought for more rights and equality, because the traditional gender roles are no longer maintainable in today’s complex society. This resulted in a big growth of the labor force in many countries, giving western countries huge welfare increases. But today a new, slightly worrying, trend is taking place on the labor market.