The group

The Structural Econometrics Group is an informal initiative by Tilburg economists with interests in structural econometrics and computational economics; and their empirical applications to industrial organization, marketing, household economics, and labor economics. It currently involves faculty and students from the Econometrics and OR (EOR), Economics (ECO), Marketing (MKT), and Finance (FIN) departments. Its main activities are:

  • the dissemination of information on relevant activities at Tilburg University; and
  • the organization of dedicated seminars, meetings, incoming visits, and courses.

If you have any questions, please contact Jaap Abbring, Bart Bronnenberg, or Tobias Klein.


Weekly meetings 

SEG lunch meetings are held on Wednesdays, from 11.50 to 12.50:

  • Everybody is welcome!
  • In some weeks, we have informal seminars. Each meeting has a topic and a chair or presenter, but is otherwise flexible, with the possibility of discussing progress in research projects, exploring joint research interests, etcetera. Please sign up with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for this.
  • In the remaining weeks we discuss research of our RM and PhD students.

Either way, lunch will be provided. Besides,

For both types of events see the Events calendar for details.


Ph.D. courses

Tilburg offers two full-blown US-style Ph.D. programs, one in economics and one in business. The following courses are most directly related to structural econometrics:

  • Empirical Industrial Organization 1, taught by Jaap Abbring, Tobias Klein, and Nicola Pavanini
  • Empirical Industrial Organization 2, taught by Jaap Abbring and Tobias Klein

Besides, the core course Econometrics 2 offers an introduction into structural econometric modelling, covering simple models of entry and exit, discrete choice, and examples of dynamic structural models.

Please click here for information on past Ph.D. courses.