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

Majed Nabod
20 September 2017
The winner of this year’s Master's Thesis Award of the Utrecht University School of Economics is Majed Nabod.
11 September 2017
Prof Maarten Goos (Utrecht University School of Economics) has been awarded a Horizon 2020-grant for the research project 'INBOTS'.
4 September 2017
PhD candidate Ronja Röttger receives a NWO Research Talent Grant for her research 'Worker adjustment in the digital age'.
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Events

27
Sep
27 September 2017 10:30 - 17:00
U.S.E. starts the academic year 2017 by reflecting upon the theme Urban Futures.
3
Nov
3 November 2017 09:00 - 18:00
Several internationally-renowned speakers will share their visions on how science can tackle today’s global food challenges.
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