Welcome to an international and socially engaged department with researchers and staff from across the world. We offer education in economics and statistics led by highly qualified and dedicated researchers. Our department conducts research in areas such as environmental, development, behavioral and financial economics. We put sustainability high on the agenda as reflected in several of our courses.
Economics is a social science subject focusing on how the economy of society functions. Economists use theory and empirical methods to study behaviour at the individual, firm and country level. Many of today's complex problems require insights from other disciplines and economics therefore borrows knowledge from subjects as psychology and political science. There is a broad labour market for economists with a wide variety of tasks both in private industry and the public sector.
Statistics includes the planning, processing and analysis of data from various types of surveys. There is a great demand for statisticians with a social science background in the labour market. The subject is also advisable to study as a supplement to other courses.
[9 Feb 2017]
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[8 Dec 2016]
U. Gneezya, C. Gravert, S. Saccardo, F. Tausch: "A Must Lie Situation – Avoiding Giving Negative Feedback" forthcoming in Games and Economic Behavior
W. Habla and K. Roeder: "The political economy of mitigation and adaptation" in European Economic Review
I. van den Bijgaart: "The unilateral implementation of a sustainable growth path with directed technical change" in European Economic Review
23 Mar at 1:15 PM [Seminar]
27 Mar at 12:05 PM [Seminar]
29 Mar at 12:05 PM [Seminar]
Who lost the most marks when cheating was stopped?
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