Short Courses in Economics

Economics is defined as "the study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in human society" in the Economist's Dictionary of Economics. The objective is to explain how economies work and how economic agents interact. Simply put, economics is the study of how people choose to use resources including, but not limited to the time, the land, buildings, equipment and the knowledge. It has unique methods for analyzing and predicting individual behavior, along with the effects of institutions such as firms and governments, or clubs and religions.Economics is divided into two main branches; microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics looks into the behavior of basic elements in the economy, including individual markets and agents (such as consumers and firms, buyers and sellers). For instance, how the change of the price of a good would influence a family's purchasing decisions would be of interest to microeconomics. Macroeconomics, on the other hand, examines the sum total of the decisions made by individuals in a society. Hence it looks into issues affecting an entire economy such as unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and monetary and fiscal policy. As such, how a change in interest rates would influence national savings would be an issue of interest for macroeconomics.

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Unexpected Economics Short Course Unexpected Economics
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Why are we choosing to have fewer children, even as we put more time into raising each one? Why are we so often willing to follow the herd and the opinions of strangers when making important decisions, even when those decisions are deeply personal? Why do people bother to vote in elections even when they believe their vote can't possibly influence the outcome? Most surprising: Why are questions like these increasingly attracting the attention of economists?

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America and the New Global Economy Short Course America and the New Global Economy
  • Any time
  • National $ 319 per module
  • International $ 319 per module
  • Not specified

The global economy in 1950 was defined by a lack of interconnectedness and U.S. economic dominance. More than half a century later, stronger international economic ties and the rise of the Chinese and Indian economies are just two of the dramatic changes that are underway as globalizationthe process of the world's diverse countries coming together and sharing experiences, events, and tradecontinues to be a force in our economic climate.

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Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis Certificate Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 630 per module
  • Non-EEA € 630 per module
  • 5 days

The Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. Do you want to know how corporations are directed and how we can make them perform better? After this course you will know the answers! Research about the Financial Crisis showed that a failing Corporate Governance of financial institutions was an important cause of this crisis.

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Global Economic Issues Short Course Global Economic Issues
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA £ 1,480 per module
  • International £ 1,480 per module
  • 1 months

Does minimum wage legislation lead to job losses? Was the United States justified in its protection of its steel industry through high import tariffs? Should the EU protect its footwear producers from Chinese exports? This module enables you to analyse these types of public policy questions in an international context. You will learn how to research, debate issues and present work.

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Pharmacoeconomics Certificate Pharmacoeconomics
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 950 per module
  • Non-EEA € 950 per module
  • 5 days

Pharmacoeconomics from Utrecht Summer School provides a broad perspective of the field of health economics (specific pharmacoeconomics), including a variety of subjects from views of the different stakeholders to more in-depth methodological approaches, illustrated with examples and exercises.

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Competitive Strategy Short Course Competitive Strategy
  • Jun 2016
  • Oct 2016
  • National $ 8,900 per module
  • International $ 8,900 per module
  • 5 days

With a blend of modern theory, strategic analysis and practical application, this program readies you for sustainable strategic success based on time-tested economic principles. In a highly collaborative learning environment, youll gain practical insights from in-depth examinations of the challenges and successes of other leading companies.

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Money and Banking Short Course Money and Banking
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA $ 4,955 per module
  • Non-EEA $ 4,955 per module
  • Not specified

The primary course goal is for students to master the logic, intuition and operation of a financial system money, financial markets (money and capital markets, debt and equity markets, derivatives markets), and financial institutions and intermediaries (the Central Bank, depository institutions, credit unions, pension funds, insurance companies, venture capital firms, investment banks, mutual funds, etc.).

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Why Economies Rise or Fall Short Course Why Economies Rise or Fall
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

How can a nation create the conditions for economic growth and prosperity, improving people's lives on both the individual and national levels? And what, once these conditions are achieved, can it do to sustain this progress? Do any of the many "isms" under which we organize our economic philosophies hold the answer?

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New Economic Powers (Online) Certificate New Economic Powers (Online)
  • Jan 2017
  • EEA £ 245 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 295 per year
  • 3 months

In the global economy of the 21st century, Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) are suddenly emerging as major players, shaking up the existing order, and generating waves of uncertainty around the world. Will the U.S., Japan, and Europe be surpassed by these new economic powers? How did these countries achieve their success? Will that success last? What lessons can be learned from their strategies? And how will the world be reshaped by their emergence?

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Financial Economics Certificate Financial Economics
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 12 months

The Financial Economics Certificate prepares students for careers in financial services and consulting, as well as doctoral/professional programs in law, business and other fields.

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Highlights of Law and Economics Certificate Highlights of Law and Economics
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 1,080 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,080 per module
  • 12 days

The Highlights of Law and Economics course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. This course deals with the highlights of Law & Economics and Europe. In the first part of this course the effects of European Competition Law on the economy are discussed. In the second part of this course the effects of Financial Law on the (European) Economy and the Eurocrisis are discussed. In both weeks students are asked to formulate sustainable solutions for current issues in the domain of European Law and Economics.

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