Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.)

The Economics Department (Utrecht University School of Economics, U.S.E.) addresses economic issues from a real-world-perspective, meaning a strong awareness of the complex socio-economic reality: human behaviour is not always rational and markets are not always in equilibrium. Institutions are important for understanding economic dynamics and so are the dimensions of time and space. U.S.E. is always looking for connections with other disciplines in research and education. 


The economics research in Utrecht focuses mainly on social themes regarding the future of work, behavioural insights for policy making, entrepreneurship, sustainable finance, and sustainability and economic development. Results of research are made public by our Seminar Series, Discussion Papers and workshops. 


The economics education is English-taught. One third of the students and one fourth of our staff have an international background. U.S.E. offers a broad Bachelor’s programme Economics and Business Economics and several specialized Master’s programmes. 


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24 March 2016
As of 1 May, 2016, Harry Hummels is appointed Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Utrecht University.
Sjors Martens
28 January 2016
The ten interdisciplinary teams that received a seed money grant within the focus area Game Research presented themselves on 21 January.
25 January 2016
Is the Euro back on track? On 13 January, U.S.E. organised a seminar with Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch minister of finance and president of the Euro group.


10 May 2016 12:30 - 14:10
Presentations by PhD candidates: Peter D. van der Meer, Zori Kambourova, Merve Burnazoglu, Jingyang Liu and Li Lin.
18 May 2016 12:30 - 13:30
Presentations by PhD candidates: Julia Swart and Héder de Oliveira.
24 May 2016 13:00 - 14:00
Seminar with speaker: Britta Hoyer (Paderborn University)

Utrecht University School of Economics