FSA Research Project 2020
Destination: Chile

Research Project: for businesses

The FSA Research Project is an excellent opportunity to provide answers to your business questions. We deliver tailor made professional consultancy services and research reports for companies with international aspirations. As the FSA operates on a non-profit basis, company specific research can be conducted at a competitive price. The quality is guaranteed by years of experience, the careful selection of the researchers, seminars and language courses from knowledgeable experts, and guidance by the best professors the city of Amsterdam has to offer.

Financial Study association Amsterdam

The Financial Study association Amsterdam is the largest association for financial and economic oriented students in the Netherlands with over 4500 members. The FSA serves as intermediar between students and companies by organizing 20 different projects in the areas of finance, business, accountancy, consultancy and economics. For more information please visit: www.fsa.nl

Services we can offer you

The aim of the FSA Research Project is to provide consultancy services to multinational corporations with a team of student consultants. Each year a team of 18 students is carefully selected to participate in the project. The team will be dedicated to the acquisition and completion of nine different assignments. During the whole process the students will be trained by a number of leading companies to improve their skills and knowledge relevant to the project. 

Chile

Each year the research project involves a rapidly developing country in order to explore investment opportunities for companies with international aspirations. The 2020 destination for the Research Project is: Chile. 

Chile has a market-oriented economy characterized by a high level of foreign trade and a reputation for strong financial institutions and solid policy that have given it the strongest sovereign bond rating in South America. Exports of goods and services account for approximately one-third of GDP, with commodities making up some 60% of total exports. Copper is Chile’s top export and provides 20% of government revenue.

From 2003 through 2013, real growth averaged almost 5% per year, despite a slight contraction in 2009 that resulted from the global financial crisis. Because of a continued drop in copper prices, growth slowed with 1.4%.

Chile deepened its longstanding commitment to trade liberalization with the signing of a free trade agreement with the US, effective 1 January 2004. Chile has 22 trade agreements covering 60 countries including agreements with the EU, Mercosur, China, India, South Korea, and Mexico. In May 2010, Chile signed the OECD Convention, becoming the first South American country to join the OECD. In October 2015, Chile signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

Solid economic policies, maintained consistently since the 1980s, have contributed to steady growth, reduced poverty rates, and have helped secure the country’s commitment to a democratic and representative government. Chile has increasingly assumed regional and international leadership roles fitting its status as a stable, democratic nation. Exports account for more than one-fourth of gross domestic product (GDP), with commodities making up some three-quarters of total exports. Over the last several years, Chile has signed free trade agreements (FTAs) with the European Union (EU), South Korea, China, and Japan, among other countries.

With 19 million inhabitants, a stable economy, and increasing growth potential, Chile is a promising country for the FSA Research Project 2020. It offers investors from the Netherlands various opportunities to expand their working activities in Chile.

 

Previous projects

Testimonials

Committee

To make sure a highly motivated and well differentiated team is formed, both the committee members (6) and project participants (12) are carefully selected. Academic results, field of study, relevant work and extracurricular experience among others are evaluated during the selection process.

F.l.t.r. Bette Donker, Jonathan Meijer, Aukje Terpstra, Robbert Sinning, Renée Wirtjes, Wouter Smit

Participants

  • To be announced

Advisory board

In order to assure high quality research being conducted, the Research Project for years has had the ability to rely on the support of seasoned professionals from both the academic and professional field.

Board of recommendation

  • Prof. Dr A.H.G. Rinnooy Kan, Professor Economics and Business at the UVA
  • Prof. DR F.A. van der Duyn Schouten, Rector magnificus VU
  • Dr. M. Van Straalen, Voorzitter MKB-Nederland
  • Dhr. Dr. G. T. Vinig, Associate professor at the University of Amsterdam Business School

  • Drs. D.R. Hooft Graafland RA, Member of the Executive Board/CFO at HEINEKEN N.V.
  • Prof. Dr. D.C. van den Boom, Former Rector magnificus UvA
  • Drs. F.W. Weisglas, Former President of the House of Representatives

interested?

If you are interested in the Research Project or have any questions, please do not hestitate to contact us!

Roetersstraat 11
Room E1.33/1.34
1018 WB Amsterdam
+31 (0) 20 – 525 6512
rp@fsa.nl