Please note: This is an LUC minor, not a Leiden University minor programme.
Economics combines the virtues of politics and science. Its subject matter is society – how people choose to lead their lives and how they interact with one another – but it approaches its subject with the dispassion of a science. By bringing the methods of science to questions of politics, economics tries to make progress on the global challenges that all societies face. To introduce students to the economist’s view of the world and build on the principles of economics, LUC offers a range of courses in macro- and micro-economics, econometrics, finance, trade, and economic policy, with case studies from diverse contexts.