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About Tinbergen Institute

Tinbergen Institute (TI) is the graduate school and research institute operated jointly by the Schools of Economics and Econometrics of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). 

Founded in 1987, TI is today one of the major economic research institutes in the Netherlands, with more than 150 research fellows, over 200 PhD and research master students and over 700 PhD alumni. Tinbergen Institute is named after Professor Jan Tinbergen, the Dutch Nobel Prize laureate in Economics (1969). TI has offices in both Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Tinbergen Institute offers a selective research master program in economics, econometrics and finance, connected to PhD opportunities. The best researchers from the three schools jointly operating Tinbergen Institute are appointed as TI research fellows. TI fellows organize and govern the graduate program, teach the courses and organize and participate in the institute’s research seminars and conferences. All TI fellows are, moreover, available as (PhD) thesis advisors.

The cooperation between the three economics faculties in the institute offers many benefits. The program offers a wide array of field courses, and students will find that supervision is available in almost every field within economics.