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 November 2018
Centre for Entrepreneurship asked Dr. Karin Geuijen about her view on current entrepreneurship education at Utrecht University.
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28 November 2018
Researchers, practioners and policymakers met in Utrecht for the second edition of the European Alternative Finance Research Conference. Keynote by Nir Vulkan.
20 November 2018
More than 100 students attended the first Entrepreneurship Day organised by Centre for Entrepreneurship at Social Impact Factory
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Events

24
Jan
24 January 2019 13:30 - 17:30
This conference is organised by the faculty of Law, Economics and Governance and the hub ‘Future of Work’ of Utrecht University.
29
Jan
29 January 2019 11:00 - 12:30
U.S.E Seminar with Jerome Adda from Bocconi University. His resarch focuses on labour economics and health economics.
14
Feb
14 February 2019 13:30 - 18:00
IOS research platform ‘Markets & Corporations in Open Societies’ organises a seminar on the meaning of global markets and the open society in the 21st century.
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