The fundamental premise in economics is that human wants are unlimited whereas resources are limited. Therefore, Economics as a discipline deals with the choices people make – at the individual and aggregate level – in the production, consumption, distribution and maintenance of scarce resources. The Economics courses on offer at University College Utrecht provide students with an intellectual framework of different theories, models and concepts with which the economy and economic policies can be analysed and explained.

The economics track starts with an introductory course covering the basics of the discipline. After this course there are two main directions that can be taken in the track: a macroeconomic direction (including an international perspective) and a microeconomic route.