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Sacha den Nijs is currently a PhD Candidate at the Spatial Economics department of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute. She is studying the regional economic effects of decarbonisation, focusing on the required investments in new technologies and labour market effects. Her supervisors are Prof. Dr. Henri de Groot, Dr. Gerard van der Meijden and external supervisor Dr. Olga Ivanova (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency/Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving). In addition to writing her PhD thesis, she is working as a guest researcher at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency/Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving.


Besides supervision of students in the STREEM or Economics master programme, Sacha is assisting in several courses: 

  •  Teaching assistant Real Estate and Urban Planning (Minor Real Estate and Finance)
  • Teaching assistant Regional and Urban Economics (Master Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics)
  • Teaching assistant Urban Economic Challenges & Policy (Master Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics) 

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  • Tinbergen Institute - Research master in economics 
  • Maastricht University - Bachelor Economics & Business Economics
  • Exchange semester Stellenbosch University 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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