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

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.
20 September 2017
The winner of this year’s Master's Thesis Award of the Utrecht University School of Economics is Majed Nabod.
11 September 2017
Prof Maarten Goos (Utrecht University School of Economics) has been awarded a Horizon 2020-grant for the research project 'INBOTS'.
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Events

31
Oct
31 October 2017 11:00 - 13:00
U.S.E. Seminar with speaker: Flavia Coda Moscarola (Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin).
3
Nov
3 November 2017 09:00 - 17:30
Several internationally-renowned speakers will share their visions on how science can tackle today’s global food challenges.
3
Nov
3 November 2017 15:45 - 18:30
Lecture by prof. dr. Hakan Yilmaz (Bogazici University, Istanbul): “EU-Turkey Relations: Mental Maps and Political Interests”.
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