Retrospective 2019: FGV EESP students win Brazilian Econometrics Games for third time
The FGV´s Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP) was the grand winner of the Fourth Brazilian Econometrics Games, held on October 19 at the FGV´s EPGE Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (FGV EPGE) in Rio de Janeiro. Natália Plaza, Gabriel Caseiro, Murilo Getingler and Pedro Sant’Anna led FGV EESP to win the competition for the third time since it was first held in Brazil, in 2016.
This result is due to the work performed by FGV EESP professors, especially in the area of econometrics, and the problem-based learning practice done in the classroom as part of the school’s undergraduate economics course. The quality, dedication and determination of the students in question was also fundamental to this latest achievement.
“We really enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the Fourth Econometrics Games. We were very happy that FGV EESP gave us support to go to Rio, where the competition was held. The theme proposed by the organizers had real implications, which from a superficial perspective could have interpretations contrary to those that, following analysis by the group, proved to be more robust. The working group ended up being totally complementary. Every member helped with each part of the process. All this certainly contributed to FGV EESP’s third win,” the students said.
The Brazilian Econometrics Games are an applied econometrics competition open to undergraduate students at all higher education institutions across the country. The teams receive a practical econometric challenge and, at the end of the day, they present their solutions to a panel of judges.
The aim of the competition is to stimulate interest in the study and application of econometric methods among undergraduate students, besides promoting integration between students at different schools.