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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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.
18 January 2016
On December 10-11 Herbert Goldberger Professor of Economics at Brown University, Prof. Oded Galor visited Utrecht University School of Economics.


Jan May
2 January 2016 10:00 -
Are you interested in learning more about entrepreneurship? Now is your chance!
16 February 2016 12:30 -
Seminar with speakers: Carla Costa and Guido Buenstorf (Kassel University).
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