Welcome to the Department of Economics.
Our core competence is within game theory, incentive theory and applied microeconometrics on the empirical side. The faculty publishes within the fields of
- Labour and education economics
- Health economics
- Industrial organisation and economic organisation
- Social insurance and social policy
- Resource, energy, and environmental economics
- Development economics
Dennie van Dolder, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Field of study
Economics focuses on the utilisation of our resources - whether it concerns natural resources, labour force or production equipment.
We investigate how the economy actually works: the mixed economy we have in our own country, the economic conditions of other countries, in addition to the world economy. We also analyse the possibilities for increasing added value and how to distribute the outcome more justly when satisfying human needs.