Department of Spatial Economics

Research that matters!
Addressing real-world challenges such as air pollution, traffic congestion, urban inequality, and housing affordability.

Come and study with us and become part of the world's largest research group in this field.


Master Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics

The Master in Spatial-, Transport, and Environmental Economics is a one-year master programme worth 60 EC credits. The programme offers you the possibility to specialise in spatial, transport or environmental economics. There is also the possibility to follow separate courses.


About the department

The Department of Spatial Economics is engaged in economic problems in which space plays a prominent role, and offers insights and applications from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

The 60 staff members are involved in both fundamental research as well as in national and international commissioned research. With this research, the department has gained national and international recognition, as shown by the large number of international publications and awards, the appearance of different staff members as experts in the media and the presence of various section members on the typically Dutch phenomenon of ‘Economists Parade’.

The Department of Spatial Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a world player in the domains regional and urban, transport, and environmental economics. RePEc ranks the department in the top 5% or even higher of the world in the following domains: Transport Economics, Tourism Economics, Economic Geography, Environmental Economics, Energy Economics, and Urban and Real Estate economics.