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.

This theme focuses on economic situations involving interactive decision making with possibly diverging interests. In competitive or strategic situations decision makers act independently without being able to contract each others’ actual behaviour, promises might not be kept as any cooperation must be self-enforcing. Therefore, individual incentives play a prominent role. Strategic or non-cooperative game theory provides a framework to analyse such decision situations. Applications include auction theory, strategic voting, collective behaviour, interaction networks and negotiations on international treaties. In cooperative situations enforceable binding agreements between the decision makers are possible. In such situations the main issue is to obtain a reasonable distribution of the joint revenues from cooperation. Such allocation problems can be modelled by cooperative games. Applications include cost allocation problems, allocation of bankruptcy deficits, optimal assignment problems, water distribution problems and matching opportunities. Cooperative game theory also provides useful tools to solve problems in network theory, social choice, and multi-criteria analysis.