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The world of NFT explored

Author: Daniël Asselbergs
April 28, 2021

Many of you probably do not know what NFT stands for and what it’s uses are. Read this article to find out more!

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Does a stockpile of consumer savings offer hope for post-Covid spending?

Author: Daniël Asselbergs
April 20, 2021

This week's edition will update you on economic outlooks. More specifically, how consumer savings will influence the upcoming period.

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Get to meet the two student parties

Author: Daan Schrage, Ivo Knorr & Daniël Asselbergs
April 13, 2021

The elections are very near, it will take place on the 28th, 29th and 30th of April. Representatives of SAM and FRONT are interviewed about what they would like to change within the university.

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Return to the good old gold standard? Better not

Author: Bas van de Mortel
April 6, 2021

This week’s edition is an opinion piece about the implementation of the gold standard.

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Let’s make the Netherlands green

Author: Ashita Khandelwal
March 23, 2021

When thinking about pollution you might think of countries like India and China. However, you might be surprised to find out that the Netherlands is also currently facing a big pollution problem. Major Dutch cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, the Hague and Maastricht all have air quality below European standards. When compared to other countries, Dutch carbon emissions are among the highest in Europe. We will take a closer look at where this pollution comes from and what we can do about it.

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The new stimulus bill and updates on economic recovery

Author: Daniël Asselbergs
March 16, 2021

This week’s edition covers the specifics of the third stimulus bill, the stock market shocks and the updated outlook on economic recovery.

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Interview with a Professor: David Schindler

Authors: Daan Schrage, Ashita Khandelwal & Daniël Asselbergs
March 9, 2021

We interviewed professor David Schindler, from the Economics faculty, about his current research, and his journey of becoming a professor.

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chairman: Pieke heunen

Author: Pieke Heunen
March 5, 2021

For the past 8 months, I have had the opportunity to be the chairman of study association Asset | Economics. In this blog, I will tell you more about this exciting experience and try to explain what this position is like. 

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Friedman was right; stakeholderism is still not the answer

Author: Bas van de Mortel
March 2, 2021

Corporate social responsibility is the focal point of this blog. Moreover, was Friedman right about whether firms should enforce CSR policies.

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external affairs officer: Marije Kok

Author: Marije Kok
February 26, 2021

Are you interested in what it will bring you to be the External Affairs Officer of Asset | Economics? In this article, I will tell you all about what it entails to be the External and I will give you insight into my life as part of the board.

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A Crypto World

Author: Ivo Knorr
February 23, 2021

The Bitcoin price has surpassed any previous all time high, while many thought that the 2017 peak would remain unchallenged. This article will cover the fundamentals of cryptocurrencies.

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Hybrid education is the future

Authors: Bas van de Mortel, Ashita Khandelwal & Daniël Asselbergs
February 16, 2021

In this interview we will interview three professors of the TiSEM faculty about online education. 

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Vice-chairman: Jeroen de smet

Author: Jeroen de Smet
February 9, 2021

The main function of a Vice-Chairman of Asset | Economics is maintaining contact with members. However, due to Covid-19, this becomes quite difficult since everything has moved to online contact. Does this mean it makes this function unnecessary? Absolutely not! In this article you will discover why a Vice-Chairman is extremely important in these times in combination with my activities and responsibilities.

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Understanding SPAC’s

Author: Daniël Asselbergs
February 8, 2021

The popularity of SPAC’s has been increasing. This article explains why and what SPAC’s are.

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SECRETARY/EXTERNAL AFFAIRS OFFICER: GIJS LAROS

Author: Gijs Laros
February 4, 2021

This academic year, I am the Secretary/External Affairs Officer of Asset | Economics. As the Secretary/External Affairs Officer of the board, you have a variety of responsibilities and possibilities. In this article, you can read more about what these are!

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Has the minimum wage reached its maximum?

Author: Ivo Knorr
January 29, 2021

The federal minimum wage in the United States has been stuck on $7.25 per hour for over 11 years. Is it time for an increase?

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TREASURER: MARCEL VAN HOORN

Author: Marcel van Hoorn
January 28, 2021

Being a treasurer, what does that entail? Is it just bookkeeping, or is it a lot more? Well, it certainly is a lot more than just bookkeeping, and that makes it a very interesting, fun and challenging role. In this article you will learn more about what it entails to be a treasurer of Asset | Economics.

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Electric Cars: Climate Savers or Wallet Drainers?

Author: Daan Schrage
January 22, 2021

If you follow the stock market, you will have probably heard of Tesla’s meteoric rise. Meanwhile in Europe, Norway became the world’s first country where electric vehicles reached a larger market share than traditional cars. But are these electric cars actually better for the environment? Or are there hidden costs involved that go ignored?

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Winners in Corona

Author: Ashita Khandelwal
January 15, 2021

We are about to complete one year of living amidst this pandemic. As the country extends the lockdown period, numerous businesses have come to a near-standstill. Shopping streets remain empty, as the government is forced to close stores in order to maintain a grip on the virus. But, not everyone is losing out as a result of this pandemic.

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6750 USD per newborn, a good or bad idea?

Author: Daniël Asselbergs
January 8, 2021

The retirement schemes of developed nations are outdated, what could be a solution?

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A Christmas for the trees

Author: Ivo Knorr
December 18, 2020

Christmas is coming! Do you have a Christmas tree up this year? Read more about these trees in this Christmas themed blog article!

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Universal Basic Income: Fact or Fiction?

Author: Daan Schrage
December 11, 2020

Universal basic income or UBI for short. A system where everybody receives a stipend by the government on a regular basis. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it might be closer to reality than you think.

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András Bohák: “The key to a finance job is good analytical skills”

Authors: Bas van de Mortel & Daniël Asselbergs
December 8, 2020

This weeks edition features an interview with an executive director of MSCI. András Bohák works in the Budapest office and provides us with insights and tips and tricks.

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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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