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

Entrepreneurial Minds Chris Eveleens
19 September 2019
The Centre for Entrepreneurship inspires by showcasing the entrepreneurial minds within Utrecht University. This edition: dr. Chris Eveleens.
11 September 2019
Rutger Claassen and Judith van Erp will publish their essay collection 'Entrepreneurship in the open society' in the month of September.
Business Incubation
10 September 2019
Chris Eveleens focused his PhD research on the structural contribution of business incubation to the performance of startups.
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Events

15
Oct
15 October 2019 09:00 - 16:00
This year’s theme of the European Alternative Finance Research Conference is: New forms of alternative finance for SMEs, Keynote speaker: Armin Schwienbacher.
16 - 18
Oct
16 October 2019 09:00 - 18 October 2019 18:00
The Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER) will be held at Utrecht University from 16-18 oktober, 2019.
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.
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