Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.)

The Tjalling C. Koopmans Institute stimulates and facilitates fundamental and applied research in the economics of markets and institutions. This includes research that crosses borders between economics on one hand and geography, history, law, sociology and social-psychology on the other.

The institute was founded in 2003. Some 26 fellows, most of whom are associated with one or more of the chairs at USE, participate in the institute's research and Ph.D. programmes.



  • The Koopmans Institute publishes results of ongoing research in a discussion paper series
  • The Koopmans Institute organises research seminars every Wednesday, in which fellows, including Ph.D. students and visitors are offered the opportunity to present and discuss their ongoing work
  • International scholars visit the Koopmans Institute to collaborate and to discuss their work
  • Researchers may visit the institute on a short-term basis or as post-doctoral fellows on a long-term basis
  • doctoral defences and inaugural addresses
  • TKI organises and facilitates conferences


Board: prof. Wolter Hassink (director), dr. Kris De Jaegher, dr. mr. Peter-Jan Engelen, dr. Jacob Jordaan.
Support: Mrs. Esther Wissink, Ms. Mariska van Dort (MA).

Departement Economie