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. 

Research

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. 

Education

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

Contact

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News

Duikers en bouwvakkers installeren het plastic op het geraamte van de walvis
14 January 2019
The Skyscraper whale, brought here by Utrecht University, draws attention to the waste problem of plastic in seas and rivers.
Juridisch Spreekuur Gedetineerden met Anne-Wil-Dijkstra (jurylid)
10 January 2019
The jury rewards outstanding students and staff of the LEG faculty that have had an impact on society through work, study or volunteering.
20 December 2018
Meet UtrechtInc startup Lyla Coach. Fiemke Griffioen, CEO and founder, has done scientific research into behavioural change in the field of sleep via an app.
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Events

21
Jan
21 January 2019 14:00 - 18:00
To what extent provides smart data companies with a competitive advantage and what should be the role of competition agencies?
24
Jan
24 January 2019 13:30 - 17:30
This conference is organised by the faculty of Law, Economics and Governance and the hub ‘Future of Work’ of Utrecht University.
29
Jan
29 January 2019 11:00 - 12:30
U.S.E Seminar with Yusuf Emre Akgündüz, Economist at the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey and former PhD student at Utrecht University.
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