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

Prof. dr. Marijk van der Wende.
1 November 2017
On 1 November 2017, Prof Marijk van der Wende was appointed Distinguished Professor at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.
25 October 2017
Interview, Majed Nabod, winner U.S.E. Master's Thesis Award
Johan Willem (Wim) Beyen
12 October 2017
The annual Johan Willem Beyen Lecture will be given by prof. dr. Hakan Yilmaz. He will speak about EU-Turkey relations.
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Events

12
Dec
12 December 2017 11:00 - 13:00
U.S.E. Seminar with speaker: Jacopo Mazza (University of Essex)
19
Dec
19 December 2017 11:00 - 13:00
U.S.E. Seminar with speaker: Hans Koster (VU).
18
Jan
18 January 2018 19:30 - 21:30
Second of three lectures in TivoliVredenburg about the future of our work, with Prof Paul Boselie.
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