Working at SEO Amsterdam Economics

SEO Amsterdam Economics carries out independent applied economic research on behalf of national and international clients – both public institutions and private sector clients. Our research aims to make a major contribution to the decision-making processes of our clients. Originally founded by, and still affiliated with, the University of Amsterdam, SEO Amsterdam Economics is now an independent research group but retains a strong academic component. Operating on a nonprofit basis, SEO continually invests in the intellectual capital of its staff by granting them time to pursue continuing education, publish in academic journals, and participate in academic networks and conferences. As a result, our staff is fully up to date on the latest economic theories and econometric techniques.

SEO Amsterdam Economics is an informal, dynamic agency. The majority of our research is of a strong analytical nature and is concentrated in 16 research fields, namely Labour markets, Education, Aviation economics, Energy, Sustainability, Health Care, Social security and pensions, Socioeconomic inequality, Competition and regulatory economics, Innovation, Big-data science, Financial markets and Finance, Corporate governance, International Economics, Economics of Development and Cost-benefit analyses.

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Full-time research positions

SEO Amsterdam Economics is always interested in enthusiastic experienced researchers who have an eye for applied economic research and are seeking a new challenge. Even when no suitable vacancy for you is listed on our website we will still be interested in receiving your open job application. Command of the Dutch language (written and spoken) is usually a necessary requirement, but exceptions can occasionally be made if you are an exceptionally good fit, particularly for international and development economics.

Part-time consulting positions

In addition to full time positions, we also offer part-time consulting opportunities on a project basis. For such positions we are mostly interested in experienced researchers and evaluators with strong expertise in specific sectors, specific evaluation methods, or specific countries/regions (where fluency in particular languages will be plus). If you would like to be added to our network of international consultants, please send your CV by e-mail to stating ‘consultant application’ in the subject line.

Doing a PhD or just finished a PhD

If you have a PhD in one of these directions, or are about to finish your PhD, we are particularly interested in an introductory interview. Please send your motivation and CV to and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Research assistantships and internships

Are you in the final stages of your study in Economics, Econometrics, or related field, and would you like to get some interesting work experience through an internship or temporary part-time job? Then SEO could be the place for you. We offer temporary, paid positions to interns or research assistants who would like to work on concrete research projects so as to experience what it would be like to work for a research bureau like SEO. If interested, please send your CV, cover letter and transcripts (grades) to and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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The challenging economic issues, use of diverse research approaches and pleasant atmosphere make that no two days are the same in SEO.

— SEO researchers