Dr. Martijn Huysmans

Adam Smith Hall (AA)
Kriekenpitplein 21-22
Kamer 2.15
3584 EC Utrecht

Dr. Martijn Huysmans

Associate Professor
Applied Economics
+31 30 253 9682

Martijn conducts research at the intersection of economics and political science (political economy) and teaches in the Politics, Philosophy, & Economics (PPE) bachelor program. His focus area is the European Union (EU). He mainly works on EU trade policy, for instance through the lens of the protection and trade of EU regional specialty foods (geographical indications) such as Parma ham and Gouda Holland. He also studies EU institutional design (Article 50/Brexit, Role of national parliaments and Early Warning System).

In 2020, he was elected a member of the Utrecht Young Academy (UYA). His research has been cited in EU-wide (The Guardian, Politico.eu, LSE EUROPP Blog, Agra-Facts), Dutch (NRC, RD, NPO Radio 1), and Belgian media (De Standaard, De Morgen, De Tijd, Het Nieuwsblad).

Martijn obtained his PhD at KU Leuven (2018) and has been on research stays at Stanford University (2015) and LUISS Rome (2022).

TEDx-talk "Cheese, Love, and Understanding"

Do you know the difference between Feta and white cheese? Chances are you don’t - but even if you do, can’t we all use some more “cheese, love, and understanding?" Find out more about Europe’s gastronomic heritage, the economics of asymmetric information, and the importance of coming together through the prism of Roquefort and Halloumi in the TEDx talk below.