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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19 November 2015
This week drs. Joep Steegmans, a graduate student at Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.), has won the NARSC Graduate Student-led paper competition.
10 November 2015
On Tuesday 6 October, the Spinoza Hall at the International Campus was festively reopened.
10 November 2015
Recently Prof Arie Buijs paid a visit to Indonesia (Surabaya), in order to give a guest lecture on Entrepreneurship.
10 November 2015
The Nobel prize in Economics Sciences was awarded to Professor Angus Deaton.
Corinda van der Ham
10 November 2015
Corinda van der Ham gained the most points with her paper “Employment protection legislation and conversion temporary to permanent”.


2 December 2015 16:00 -
Seminar with speaker: Lance Kent (Department of Economics, College of William and Mary).
15 December 2015 15:30 -
Rick Dolphijn will speak on 'The History of Matter in Media Theory'; Marcel Boumans on 'Vision to Visualize'.
12 April 2016 09:00 -
Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize Laureate for his work on microcredits, will be one of the keynote speakers.

Utrecht University School of Economics