The Urban Economics group participates in a number of study programmes and specialisations at Wageningen University & Research at the undergraduate (BSc) graduate (MSc) and PhD level.
Below you find the courses of the Urban Economics group. If you click on a course, a window will open with the information from the Study Handbook.
- Microeconomics and Behavior ECH-10406
- Economics of Health and Care ECH-11806
- Microeconomics ECH-21806
- Economics of Consumption, Welfare and Society ECH-22306
- Economics and Sociology of Consumers and Households ECH-30306
- Consumer Decision Making ECH-31306
- Advanced Microeconomics ECH-32306
- Behavioral & Experimental Economics ECH-51306
Students from Wageningen University & Research can write their Bachelor or Master thesis with the Urban Economics (UEC) chair group. Below you will find a list of UEC members with their topics of expertise. If you see a topic that you find interesting you can contact the individual staff members to make an appointment.
- Healthy cities: are cities or its citizens less healthy?
- Green cities: importance of green for quality of live, tourism, happiness
- Inclusive cities: inequality, social networks and local engagement
- Prosumers: consumers as producers of e.g. energy
- Urban-rural interactions: how cities benefit from their hinterland and vice-versa
- ABM, choice experiments, (spatial) multi-criteria analysis.
- Spatial determinants of voting behaviour
- Food consumption value across socio-economic groups
- Consumer and sustainability
- Consumer and consumer cooperatives
- Consumer and leisure
- Decline in income and wealth and decline of expectations
- Financial fragility
- Fate of the middle class
- Human capital issues
- Life cycle issues
Happiness and health
- Happiness, health and households across societies
- SES-groups and happiness and health issues
- Healthy life styles
- Financial stress and health
- Consumer and the promotion of health-enhancing physical activities
- Giffen verschijnselen
- De rol van status
- Block chain en bitcoins
- A healthy future: Effects of time orientation on eating and exercising behavior
- Choosing now for later: How temporal distance influences food choice
- How the ‘future = abstract association’ affects current decision-making
- Aiming for behavior change: A construal level theory approach
- Promoting fruit consumption or preventing snack consumption? Effects of regulatory focus on health behavior
- Fun or useful? Choosing between hedonic and utilitarian products
For more information on thesis topics and supervision please contact Johan van Ophem.