Traditionally, economists have considered the market to be the main form of organisation, yet they have come to realise that markets strongly depend on all sorts of organisations, collaborations, agreements, norms and shared values. In other words: cooperation and the coordination of economic activity is an incredibly complex process. This complexity demands that in studying cooperation and coordination we need to take both economic insights as well as insights gained from other social sciences into account.

The dedicated minor Social Sciences examines cooperation and coordination issues from both the sociological and psychological point of view. The curriculum thus combines economic insights with insights obtained from sociology and psychology, applied to real world problems at the level of companies, industries and nation states.

The dedicated minor consists of the following courses:

Year 1

Period 4: ECB1ISS Introduction to the Social Sciences

Year 2

Period 3: 200300014 Social networks in Theory and Empirical Research 
Period 4: 202000002 Psychology and Economic Behaviour 

Year 3

Period 1: ECB3BE Behavioural Economics
Period 2: 201800138 Measurement and Modelling Social Data
Period 3: ECB3DMRSS Doing Multidisciplinary Research in the Social Sciences

Please note that the courses 200300014, 202000002 and  201800138 are also offered to students of Social Sciences and that these courses fall under the education and examination regulations of the faculty of social and behavioural sciences. These regulations may differ from the U.S.E. regulations regarding testing and re-sits.

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