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Black Friday - Savings or Scam

Author: Ashita Khandelwal
November 27, 2020

Today is the biggest discount event of the year - Black Friday. Here are some tips for scoring the best deals.

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Running a study association during the Covid-19 pandemic

Authors: Marcel van Hoorn & Jeroen de Smet
November 26, 2020

A board year is a year that should always be an unforgettable time of your life. Due to the pandemic, everything is different compared to previous years. As the new board, we have been thrown into the unknown and need to decide what is best, despite having never experienced something like this and not being able to use playbooks from previous years. In this article we take a look at some challenges and opportunities that arise.

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The rise of online shopping

Author: Ivo Knorr
November 20, 2020

Online shopping is bigger than ever. There is a pandemic going on and physical retailers are having difficulties. What is happening to the landscape of the retail industry?

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Eco Friendly vs. Budget Friendly

Author: Ashita Khandelwal
November 13, 2020

Sustainability is a trend now. Let’s do a quick cost and benefit analysis of replacing cheap products with the durable ones.

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How the Pandemic Will Throw Millions into Poverty

Author: Daan Schrage
November 6, 2020

Corona is a problem for everybody. Perhaps you lost your job, or perhaps your study is not going well due to the subpar quality of online education, or maybe you are just bummed out that you cannot go out and party with your friends as you did before. But what if you live in poverty or are just barely able to make ends meet?

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A recruiters’ perspective

Authors: Ivo Knorr & Daniël Asselbergs
October 29, 2020

The job market is more competitive than ever. We decided to interview a FrieslandCampina campus recruiter to get some extra knowledge about the job application process.

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The disconnect between the stock market and the economy

Author: Daniël Asselbergs
October 23, 2020

The asset prices are high making all-time high's while the economy is still in a bad shape. How is this possible and what factors contribute to this situation. Are assets overpriced?

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Why we need to rethink free trade

Author: Bas van de Mortel
October 20, 2020

At the start of the pandemic, the world panicked about the supply face masks running out. A few months later, the whole world panicked about the supply of medical ventilators. How could these problems arise in such a well-developed globalized economy? Does our system of free trade need to be reconsidered?

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Housing crisis - the solution is vertical

Author: Ashita Khandelwal
October 9, 2020

If you are a student in Tilburg, you have probably either encountered housing issues firsthand or seen a fellow classmate struggling with it. Universities in the Netherlands do not own dorm rooms and thus it is one of the first things an incoming student has to secure besides admission itself. So, what is the way forward for students and the Netherlands as a whole?

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Partying or studying hard? The road to financial success

Author: Daan Schrage
August 2, 2020

If you are Dutch, you have probably heard the following statement in some form or another, be it from your parents, your uncle, or perhaps even one of your teachers: “Grades don’t matter, my employer has never asked to see my grade list.” The idea that, as long as you pass, the grades you received during your education will not impact your future career is one of the underpinnings of the Dutch “zesjescultuur” (“sixes culture”). But does this common wisdom of the Dutch actually hold true?

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Student loan: only A DISADVANTAGE?

Author: Mike Schapendonk
July 13, 2020

After the great years of living in your 10m2 room and sharing your shower, it is time for the next steps in your life. For some of us this means buying your own house, for others it means pursuing a professional career. 

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Interview with a member: Jasper de Groot

Today, you can read an interview about someone who has been a part of our association for a full year now. Namely, one of our beloved members of the freshmen committee: Jasper de Groot!

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Diversity in the job market

Author: Jelle Veldman
June 10, 2020

Protests have started in the USA since the death of George Floyd and quickly have spread around the world.  Not only do the protestors demand violence to stop; they demand equality in general. While this problem is too complicated to cover in a straightforward article, it might be interesting to discuss how diversity could be implemented in the job market.

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Opening borders: too soon or just in time for summer?

Author: Mike Schapendonk
May 29, 2020

Writing a new article today in the sun, my feet in a little swimming pool and slathered with sunscreen. All I can ask for is doing this at one of my favourite holiday destinations. A lot of countries are opening their borders for tourism, but is this the smart thing to do or is it too early?

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Birthday Asset | Economics

Author: Annelotte Vroon
May 20, 2020

11 years ago, Asset | Economics got established out of a fusion between all the existing economic study associations of Tilburg. In this article, I will tell you more about the developments we have been through and the growth we have experienced.

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Interview with a member: renee hekerman

May 14, 2020

For this month’s blog article, we have interviewed an alumnus of our association, namely our very own former Chairman; Renee Hekerman! Renee is currently a Corporate Finance trainee at FrieslandCampina, after finishing her Bachelor’s Economics and Business Economics in Tilburg and Master’s in Finance & Investments in Rotterdam.

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Crime in economics: Ponzi schemes

Author: Jelle Veldman
May 8, 2020

One of the well known crimes in economics is explained below. Read here how one trick became worth $65 billion dollars!

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Corona crisis in practice

Author: Mike Schapendonk
April 29, 2020

Hospitality employment agency Mise en Place went bankrupt, which caused thousands of students to lose their side jobs as a consequence of the corona crisis.

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chairman: annelotte vroon

The broad and mysterious side of being the Chairman is something I like and have cherished this year. You can achieve a lot and put a print on the association your heart is full of. In this article, I will tell you more about what it is like to be the Chairman of the board and give you more insights into the job.

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Schnaps und Frauen, but different

Author: Jelle Veldman
April 8, 2020

If you think this article is about having a good night out, you’re wrong. This quote is a famous line of Jeroen Dijsselbloem. Curious why he is combining women and schnapps with economics? Read it in this new blog article!

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external affairs officer: Frederik dibbets

You know your board year is coming to an end when they ask you to write an article about your experiences this year. As the only External Affairs Officer this year, I will take you along into all the tasks you have in this function.

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Interview with a member: shaye olij

April 1, 2020

Most people study Economics to work in the business world, but not for Shaye! Unlike others, she has chosen her study to pursue a career in politics. Read more about why and how she believes that studying Economics contributes to achieving a political career.

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Dutch youth and their digital skills

Author: Mike Schapendonk
March 26, 2020

Digitalization is the main characteristic of the 21st century. The question is whether the Dutch youth is really prepared for this?

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Treasurer: Linda Pelzer

A common misconception of the function Treasurer within a board is that we are only busy with bookkeeping. However, I have experienced that it is not only bookkeeping with which a Treasurer within the board of Asset | Economics is busy, and in this blog article, I will tell you all about it.

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THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF THE CORONAVIRUS, PART II

Author: Jelle Veldman
March 18, 2020

The developments around the Coronavirus have evolved tremendously. The economics effects are seen in the market, but what does this precisely mean?

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interview with a member: fleur de loijer

March 13, 2020

When you think of going on exchange, you probably don’t think of Germany that fast. In this blog article, Fleur tells you why she did think of Germany immediately!

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small businesses against food delivery services

Author: Mike Schapendonk
March 11, 2020

Home delivery is a magnificent market in which a lot of money is made. Who would have thought that one of the biggest market players was a student of Twente University?

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Secretary/Vice-chairman: Nienke Dierikx

Often, I have been asked what doing a board year is like. In this article, I will give you more insights into the position of Secretary/Vice-Chairman at Asset | Economics.

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THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF THE CORONAVIRUS

Author: Jelle Veldman
February 26, 2020

The coronavirus is currently a trending topic in the news worldwide. What are the effects of this virus on the global economy and does this virus cause positive external benefits?

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Interview with a member: jamy van breda

February 19, 2020

The first interview with a member of our association is finally here! Hopefully, most of you know her as she has been engaged with the association since the academic year of 2015/2016. The first interview is with Jamy van Breda! 

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