AbstractThe Marble (Maastricht Researched Based Learning for Excellence) programme at SBE facilitates the development of research projects for highly motivated and excellent undergraduate students. Students attending the bachelor programme of Econometrics and Operations Research join the Marble programme in the third year of their study. At the end of their bachelor they perform a short study which covers different applications of econometrical, mathematical and operations research techniques. The findings are presented at a mini symposium in June and documented in a research paper. This series is the second publication in the field of Econometrics and Operations Research and contains the best research papers in the academic year 2012/13.