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Macro and International Economics (MInt)

Macro and International Economics (MInt)

MInt Amsterdam is one of the research groups of the Amsterdam School of Economics Research Institute. It focuses on applied and theoretical research within the areas of macroeconomics and international economics.

Both macroeconomics and international economics are broadly defined and include (but are not limited to) business cycle analysis, fiscal policy, growth theory, international trade and finance, macro-finance, monetary economics, environmental macroeconomics, and pension economics. The group consists of faculty members, post-docs, PhD students and affiliated members.

Collaboration with the Tinbergen Institute

Faculty members of MInt participate in the research and teaching of the Tinbergen Institute. This is the graduate school and research institute operated jointly by the Schools of Economics and Econometrics of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), University of Amsterdam (UvA) and VU University Amsterdam (VU).

Seminar Series

The Tinbergen Institute organises the Macro Seminar Series (TIMSS). This takes place (roughly) every second week on Fridays from 16:00 - 17:15 either at the Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam (TIA) or at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

News and announcements

MInt welcomes new colleagues

September 2020 - This academic year, we welcome 4 new colleagues. Thomas Douenne (Paris School of Economics) started as assistant professor, and Neeltje van Horen (Bank of England) as professor. Daniel Schmidt and Konstantin Sommer started their PhD projects.

Rick van der Ploeg university professor

October 2020 - MInt is pleased to announce that Rick van der Ploeg has been appointed university professor of Environmental Economics at the UvA and will be based at MInt. He will combine this position with his professorship at the University of Oxford. Rick will focus on research and education in the field of environmental economics, covering the economic aspects of climate change, biodiversity and resource depletion, as well as broader social and political aspects.

Paper by Huo Zhen (Yale) and Marcelo Pedroni (MInt/UvA) forthcoming in the American Economic Review

February 2020 - The paper 'A Single-Judge Solution to Beauty Contests' by Huo Zhen (Yale) and Marcelo Pedroni (MInt/UvA ) is forthcoming in the American Economic Review. Read the full paper.


Prof. Beetsma's research and his PhD students are supported by pension fund provider MN.


If you have a question related to the Macro and International Economics programme, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Prof. dr. F.J.G.M. (Franc) Klaassen

Programme Director

Secretarial office

Postal address
Amsterdam School of Economics
P.O. Box 15867
1001 NJ Amsterdam

Visiting address
University of Amsterdam
Roetersstraat 11
1018 WB Amsterdam
The Netherlands