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Bachelor Economics
October 24, 2014
Welcome!
Dr. Bas van Groezen
Academic Director BSc Economics,
Teacher & Researcher
Drs. Linda van Klink
Program Coordinator BSc Economics,
Student Advisor
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Programme
What is Economics about?
The programme
After the Bachelor
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What is Economics about?
Economics (“Algemene Economie”)
is not Business (“Bedrijfseconomie”, IBA)
Economics: micro- and macroeconomics
→ about our daily lives and the economy around us
Business: accounting, finance, marketing, organisation
→ about the ins and outs of a firm
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Microeconomics
Micro:
How people, firms and governments make choices
→
prices
competition
market power
contracts
insurances
taxes and subsidies
irrational behaviour
etc.
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Macroeconomics
Macro:
How these choices affect the economy as a whole
→
economic growth
unemployment
inflation
interest rates
exchange rates
international trade
foreign aid
government debt
etc.
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Economics in the news
What happens if the central bank changes its monetary policy?
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Economics in the news
Euro/dollar exchange rate →
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Economics in the news
How do trade barriers affect the economy?
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Economics in the news
October 13, 2014
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Economics in the news
When do firms abuse their market power?
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Features & international focus
Features
Unique in the Netherlands
Selective
Small scale (60-70 students per year)
Personal guidance
Interactive classes with different teaching methods
Quantitative approach
International focus
± 66% foreign students
Completely in English
International teacher team
Strong focus on global issues
Possibility of one semester study abroad
Access to a wide range of (inter)national master programs
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The program
semester 1
year 1
year 2
year 3
semester 2
1. Micro-1
2. Macro-1
3. Statistics
4. Mathematics-1
5. Business: Accounting
1. Micro-2
2. Macro-2
3. Financial Economics
4. Mathematics-2
5. Business: Finance
1. Micro-3
2. Macro-3
3. International Trade
4. Econometrics
5. Philosophy, Science &
Free Markets
1. Micro-4
2. Macro-4
3. Public Sector Economics
4. Development Economics
5. Philosophy of Economics &
Ethics
Electives in Tilburg /
abroad
• 3 Specialised electives
• Bachelor Thesis
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Year 3: Specialization
Semester 1
Electives (economics, finance, econometrics, ...) in Tilburg or abroad
Semester 2
Three research-based electives
• Competition Policy and Regulation
• Environmental Economics
• Experimental and Behavioural Economics
• Health Economics
• Labour Economics
• The Economics of Banking and Finance
Individual bachelor thesis under supervision
→ some examples can be see at the informa on market
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After graduation
Possible Master programmes
Direct access
Master Economics
Master International Business Taxation
Research Master
Access conditional on an elective course
Master Accounting
Master Finance
… at Tilburg University,
elsewhere in the Netherlands,
or abroad
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Examples of Economics alumni
What are our graduates of last year (June 2014) doing now?
Tilburg University master Economics, Finance, Econometrics, Research Master
Erasmus University Rotterdam master Economics, Accounting, Finance
University of Amsterdam master Accounting
Duisenberg School of Finance master Finance
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (The Hague) internship
University of Bonn (Germany) master Economics
Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) research master Economics
Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden) master Economics
London School of Economics (UK) master Economics
University College London (UK) master Economics
University of Cambridge (UK) research master Economics
Warwick University (UK) master Economics
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Career perspectives
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Private sector
→ banks, multinationals, insurance companies, consultancy firms, …
•
Public sector
→ CPB, ministries, central banks, EU, supervisory bodies, …
•
Semi-public sector
→ universities (researcher), high schools (teacher), pension funds,
IMF, World Bank, …
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Examples of current job vacancies
Vacature Onderzoeker Agrifood Ketens (LEI - Den Haag)
Het LEI is een internationaal toonaangevend, sociaal- economisch
onderzoeksinstituut. De unieke data, modellen en kennis van het LEI ondersteunen
opdrachtgevers bij beleid en besluitvorming en dragen uiteindelijk bij aan een
duurzamere wereld.
Als Onderzoeker Agrifood Ketens bij het LEI in Den Haag pas je je algemeen
economische kennis toe op (micro-)economische vraagstukken op het gebied van
agrifoodketens, zoals:
•De concurrentiekracht van bedrijven en sectoren op (internationale) agrifoodmarkten
•De marktorganisatie, mededinging en prijsvorming;
•Het innovatiegedrag in de agrifoodsector.
Denk bijvoorbeeld aan een actueel thema als de impact van Russische sancties op
de agrifoodsector.
Je opleiding en ervaring:
• Je hebt een universitaire opleiding algemene economie of bedrijfseconomie
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Examples of current job vacancies
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Examples of current job vacancies
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Examples of current job vacancies
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Examples of current job vacancies
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One of our alumni
• Bachelor Economics, Tilburg
• Master Economics, Tilburg
• Master Economics for Development, Oxford
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One of our alumni
• Bachelor Economics, Tilburg
• Master Finance, Tilburg
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More of our alumni
More examples of BSc Economics alumni:
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/maarten-de-ridder/14/511/777
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/yingying-he/28/384/b27
https://www.linkedin.com/in/akasharasu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreeavictoriapopescu
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/christopher-starmans/38/867/617
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/erifili-mano/73/317/602
https://www.linkedin.com/in/oscarriveraa
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/shiqiang-sky-huang/27/69/b94
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/denise-klop/3b/552/985
https://www.linkedin.com/in/wefongma
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/xin-wang/5b/474/a81
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Student profile
The typical Economics student is
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interested in general-economic topics
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not afraid of (some) quantitative and analytical approaches
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internationally oriented
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willing to work hard
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eager to interact with other students and teachers in small groups
Application deadline: May 1st
Econasium at VWO:
• automatic admission to BSc Economics
• exemption for team assignment in Statistics course
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