The analysis of economic forces in society is the basis of the academic discipline of Economics. In microeconomics we study how people use their limited resources to try to satisfy unlimited wants inside the market economy. In macroeconomics we try to explain how the economy develops inside society as a whole. These theories can be used to analyse many different specialised topics such as development economics, financial economics, health economics, international economics, labour economics, and public economics.
Economics uses facts and logic to increase our understanding of a wide variety of social issues such as globalisation, economic growth, income distribution, competition policy, the role of the state in the economy, unemployment, poverty, and the role of financial markets. Economists work in the private sector (e.g. banking and finance), central government agencies (Treasury, central bank), local government agencies, branch- and employer organisations, trade union confederations, mass media, and in international organization such as the EU, IMF, UN OECD and the World Bank. The Department of Economics offers a broad selection of courses by active researchers from the basic to the doctoral level.
The Department of Economics offers courses at all educational levels. From courses at the basic level, to courses at the intermediate level, the advanced level and the PhD level. The research at the Department is extensive and covers many areas, which is reflected in a broad selection of courses.