Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Summer School Experimental Economics

The Behavioral and Experimental Economics group has an influential position in this field in the Netherlands and Europe. CREED, the Amsterdam-based group, focuses particularly on three main projects: economics of political decision making; bounded rationality and institutions and experimental economics. The research of the Rotterdam-based group focuses on two broad themes: decision under risk and uncertainty and intertemporal choice.

Cooperative Behavior, Strategic Interaction and Complex Systems

This research group focuses on: (non-)cooperative game theory; nonlinear dynamics and complex systems; bounded rationality, learning and heterogenous expectations; dynamic models of collective behavior and social networks & dynamic optimization.

Econometrics and Operations Research

Research themes: time series econometrics, panel data, Bayesian econometrics, applied econometrics and econometric methodology. Applications can be found in areas as diverse as monetary economics, labor economics, marketing and asset pricing. Some fellows in this group focus on operations research.


The Finance group at TI spans many of the core fields in finance: asset pricing, corporate finance, financial econometrics, market microstructure, and financial institutions.

Labor, Health, Education and Development

At TI, a large group of fellows works in different areas of labour, health, education and development.

Macroeconomics and International Economics

Fellows in the Macroeconomics and International Economics group carry out research on growth, innovation, international trade and factor mobility, the role of economic geography, banking and monetary economics, and fiscal policy.

Organizations and Markets

The Organizations and Markets (OM) group spans many areas in (applied) microeconomics, including the economics of organizations, industrial organization, entrepreneurship, innovation, and auctions.

Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics

The STEE group addresses four themes: urban and regional dynamics, land use, transportation, and environment and resources. Many fellows combine policy research with fundamental research.

As part of its mission to stimulate research, Tinbergen Institute defines quality standards for researchers. Researchers of the three economics faculties co-operating in Tinbergen Institute who meet TI’s quality standards can become TI research fellow. Tinbergen Institute discerns four categories of research fellowship:

  • TI Candidate Fellowship
  • TI Research Fellowship
  • TI Honorary Fellowship
  • Associate Fellowship

All research fellows (no matter the fellow category) should hold a PhD. For a researcher to be eligible for a fellowship, his or her research field should fit into one of the eight research groups of Tinbergen Institute.

Research fellows have to meet TI’s publication requirements: over a five-year period, a researcher’s publications (max. of five) should yield at least five publication points. The number of publications points is determined based on the four-year mean AIS score of a journal and the TI journal list. Article Influence Scores (AIS) are published by Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports.

Fellowship Requirements and Charter 2017-2021 presents all details about the requirements, publication points and the application and evaluation procedure. It also states the benefits for research fellows and what expectations TI does have of its research fellows.

The TI Journal List (update November 2016) outlines the number of points that a publication in a specific journal yields. The number of publications points is determined based on the journal’s four-year mean AIS score between 2012 and 2015.  If available, new AIS scores will be added to journals that had an AIS average score based on less than four years between 2012 and 2015.