Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.)

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

Societal Impact Award
12 January 2017
Read more about this year's winner's of the Societal Impact Award of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.
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20 December 2016
This is revealed by the Comprehensive Indicator of Well-being, an integrated measure that illuminates the development of broadly defined well-being.
Signing of agreement Kofi Annan Business School and Utrecht University
21 October 2016
Joseph Kaputula from Zambia started as the first Kofi Annan Business School fellow at Utrecht University.
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Events

24
Feb
24 February 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Keynote by Karin Heitzmann, director of the Economics of Inequality at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien.
24
Feb
24 February 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Democracies under rising inequality. Daan van der Linde.
4
Mar
4 March 2017 10:00 - 16:00
Each Bachelor’s programme offers general sessions at which visitors can come and learn everything about their structure and content.
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Utrecht University School of Economics