Maartje de Groot

Maartje is a researcher at SEO Amsterdam Economics. As a member of SEO’s Global Economics practice, she focuses on evaluations of international development programmes and macroeconomic research.

Maartje is currently involved in macroeconomic issues related to international trade and tax systems. She also contributes to evaluations of development programmes for clients such as the World Bank, the IMF, and development finance institutions.

Through her education and training, Maartje has gained and developed essential knowledge and skills in both quantitative and qualitative research. This includes a variety of data analysis approaches, social cost-benefit analyses, interviews, focus group discussions (FGDs) and literature studies. Maartje is also involved with the Finance, Regulation and Governance practice at SEO, hence she also has affinity with finance and corporate governance.

Maartje holds two master’s degrees, one in Public Governance (Tilburg University) and one in Economics (VU University Amsterdam). During the former master’s she specialised in sustainability, and her graduate research was awarded as ‘best thesis’ among Maartje’s cohort. Within the MSc Economics, she specialised in international and macroeconomic policy, and wrote her thesis at the Dutch Ministry of Finance. At Tilburg University she obtained her bachelor’s in Economics, during which she completed an exchange semester in Melbourne, Australia.