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.
TI benefits from a strong Dutch tradition in econometrics. The first Nobel prize winner (together with Ragnar Frisch) in Economics was Jan Tinbergen. He worked at the precursor of the Erasmus School of Economics. Today, the Netherlands is one of the few countries in which it is possible to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Econometrics. Thanks to the large number of fellows in this group and the advanced undergraduate level of econometrics training, TI’s Graduate School offers an Advanced Econometrics track.
Research interests include 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.