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

30 July 2019
Prof.dr. Joop Schippers copublished a book about self-employment.
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15 July 2019
Sustainable Development Goal number one is to eradicate poverty. But how can that be achieved? Poor people have more problems than just a lack of money.
Open User and Innovation Conference 2019
24 June 2019
Around 150 researchers will exchange research findings, discuss current topics and new initiatives related to Open and User Innovation.
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Events

15
Oct
15 October 2019 09:00 - 18:00
This year’s theme of the European Alternative Finance Research Conference is: New forms of alternative finance for SMEs, Keynote speaker: Armin Schwienbacher.
18
Oct
18 October 2019 09:00 - 17:00
Conference on digitalization, flexible work, vulnerable workers and the role of labour market institutions and actors in driving decent vs precarious work.
7
Nov
7 November 2019 13:00 - 17:30
The Professor F. de Vries Foundation is proud to announce the keynote speaker of this year's lecture: Esther Duflo.
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