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Minor Economics

2018-2019

Economics addresses some of the most pressing problems of today: economic well-being, inequality and sustainability. What is the future of employment in the face of technical innovation? Why does the discovery of natural resources make a country sometimes poorer rather than richer? How can we keep the pension and health care system sustainable if there are only half as many working age people? Why do economic crises occur? In the University Minor in Economics you will learn to tackle economic issues and to think like an economist.

The University Minor in Economics is an established and successful programme. We have experience and know what students and employers want: relevant knowledge about economic institutions, mechanisms, incentives, and policy options in an ever-changing world. We consistently receive excellent student evaluations.

Info

Taal Nederlands
Studiepunten 30 EC
Startdatum 01-09-2018
Faculteit
Minor Economics
Omschrijving
What is the future of employment in the face of technical innovation?
Why does the discovery of natural resources make a country sometimes
poorer rather than richer? How can we keep the pension and health care
system sustainable if there are only half as many working age people?
Why do economic crises occur? These questions illustrate how economics
touches upon the most pressing problems of today: economic well-being,
inequality and sustainability. In the minor in Economics you will learn
to tackle economic issues by learning to think like an economist.

The minor in Economics is a 30 EC programme taught in English. You will
become familiar with the development of economic thought, including the
principles of micro- and macroeconomic theory and key insights from
empirical economic analysis. You will gain insight into the role of
economic policy, learning to identify when markets fail and when policy
interventions may provide solutions. Finally, you learn to take a
structured approach to solving practical problems using economic core
concepts. Upon completion you will have a proven ability to apply sound
economic reasoning to a range of issues on a micro- and macroeconomic
level, for example related to health, law, environment, finance, labor,
transport, and development.

Students in the BSc programmes Economics and Business Economics as well
as Econometrics are excluded from participating in this university
minor.

Our general Canvas page for the minor can be accessed by anyone with a
valid VU Net ID, https://canvas.vu.nl/courses/27772
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
Development of Macroeconomic Thought P1 6EC E_ME_DMT
Foundations of Microeconomics P1 6EC E_ME_FM
Business Cycles and Stabilization Policy P2 6EC E_ME_BCSP
Structural Policy P2 6EC E_ME_SP
Applications in Economic Policy: Policy Analysis, Formulation and Evaluation P3 6EC E_ME_AEP