Netherlands, Utrecht

Trust and Economic Performance

when 7 July 2014 - 25 July 2014
duration 3 weeks
credits 4.5 ECTS
fee EUR 1520

The course 'Trust and Economic Performance – An Economics and Management of Trust Approach' aims at providing a more fully developed economic and management account of trust. Economic and management views on trust problems are integrated in an analytical framework that enables students to explain links between trust and economic performance on a micro- and macro-theoretical level. Drawing on their theoretical insights students learn in case studies how to assess the economic performance of high and low trust institutions and to improve economic performance by managing trust.

Course leader

Prof. dr. Peter de Gijsel

Target group

Master and PhD students with pre-knowledge in economics and business and professionals being interested to learn more about the new research fields Economics and Management of Trust.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to introduce students and professionals to Economics and Management of Trust as an emerging sub-discipline of Economics and Management Science. The course focuses on the analysis and solution of economic trust problems in market economies. Whereas trust problems attract a growing number of researchers in economics and management, teaching economics and management of trust has not yet become an integral part of existing economics and management curricula. The course will lead to a gestalt switch by looking differently at economic and management problems stimulating a discussion about the need to consider economics and management of trust as a core subject of any economics and business curriculum.

Fee info

EUR 1520: • € 1520 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 1050 - Course + course materials



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