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Econometric Game 2024: teams estimate the causal effects of educational policies

Published on 17-04-2024
The University of Amsterdam welcomes econometrics students from around the world to the 25th edition of the Econometric Game! From 17-19 April, 30 student teams from top universities will compete for the trophy.
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The Econometric GameExternal link is an initiative of UvA EB’s Study Association for Econometrics (VSAE).

The teams will work on solving a challenging and relevant case using the latest advancements in Econometrics and Data Science. This year the students will focus on the causal effects of educational policies. Case makers are professor Bas van der Klaauw and associate professors Nadine Ketel and Paul Muller. All 3 teach at the the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s Economics department. 

About the case

Good education is considered essential for societies. But educational policies and academic outcomes still differ substantially between countries. In the case, Pisa dataExternal link is used to investigate if differences in educational policies between countries can explain differences in academic outcomes. Estimating effects that have a causal interpretation can be an essential component of informing policy-makers about how they can optimise educational policies.

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