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Your Stepping Stone for an Academic Career

Tinbergen Institute Research Master Economics

TI Research Master programme: the best way to start an academic career in economics, econometrics or finance

Students work with the best researchers and lecturers from the three leading Dutch universities in economics, econometrics and finance. Once you graduate, you will:

  • Have a solid and comprehensive grasp of the latest approaches in economics, econometrics and finance.
  • Be able, initially under supervision, to write research papers for international peer reviewed journals.
  • Have ample opportunity to continue to a fully paid PhD position at one of the three participating schools of economics


Tinbergen Institute offers:

  • A unique graduate programme with the best researchers from three leading schools of economics
  • Generous funding to 1st and 2nd year students
  • More than 60 challenging courses in economics, econometrics and finance
  • Individual mentoring and intensive supervision by research fellows
  • Excellent  job market training and job placement prospects
  • A truly international, culturally diverse and dynamic community of 25-30 students a year
  • A professional and dedicated staff
  • Offices both in Amsterdam and in Rotterdam 
  • Working spaces and computers for each student

What can you do after your Master's degree?

Career Prospects

Stepping Stone for an Academic Career

This two-year Research Master's programme is an entry point for PhD research and training at one of the partner universities. A minority of the students continues their career in research positions elsewhere (consultancy, policy advice).

After the PhD

TI’s job market support programme supports students who are about to enter the academic job market. TI’s over 750 PhD alumni can be found all over the world: Some 50% in academic positions, others in international organizations like ECB, IMF, the World Bank and large consultancy firms, others have leading positions in government organizations or private companies. Find TI’s placement record here