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Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics

Be a versatile economist: tackle spatial, transport and environmental problems

The programme offers you the possibility to specialize in spatial, transport or environmental economics.

Spatial Economics: analyse how various forces contribute to spatial dynamics and network development from a mainly microeconomic perspective; explore the use and further development of various techniques, methods and tools in this field.

Transport Economics: focus on the causes and consequences of a growing demand for mobility from a microeconomic perspective; address problems such as congestion, reliability, safety and environmental externalities.

Environmental Economics: focus on economic aspects of environmental problems and policy; combine scientific and policy expertise; address the need to integrate economics with insights from other disciplines, notably the environmental sciences. 

‘The year I spent at VU Amsterdam completely changed the way how I approach transport-related problems and their interrelations with spatial economic and environmental phenomena. I strongly recommend STREEM for those who wish to complement earlier studies with deeper understanding in the economics of transportation and other network industries.’

Daniel Hörcher, PhD Student at the Centre for Transport Studies, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Imperial College London

Testimonial Daniel Hörcher
  • Language of instruction:English
  • Duration:1 year
  • Tuition fee:Tuition fees (Dutch)
    Tuition fees (international students)
  • Application deadline:1 June via www.vu.studielink.nl (students with direct admission) / International degree students: 1 April (different deadlines may hold for other category students)
  • Start date:1 September
  • Study type:Full-time
  • Field of Interest:Economics, Business and Law
  • Specializations:Spatial Economics/Transport Economics/Environmental Economics
The Department of Spatial Economics at VU University Amsterdam is a world player in the domains of Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics. REPEC ranks the Department in the top 5% of the world in the following domains: Transport Economics, Tourism Economics, Economic GeographyEnvironmental Economics, Energy Economics, and Urban and Real Estate economics.

Professors from the Department who teach on this programme include Cees Withagen, Erik Verhoef, Henri de Groot, Jos van Ommeren, Jan Rouwendal and Richard Tol.

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For more information, please contact the programme director Jos van Ommeren, jos.van.ommeren@vu.nl


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