Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 630826-M-6
Governance and Economics
Course info
Course module630826-M-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg Law School; TLS: PLG; Public Law & Governance;
Is part of
M Public Governance
prof. dr. A.C.J.M. Wilthagen
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2020
Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
RemarksCaution: this information is subject to change
Registration openfrom 24/08/2020 up to and including 20/08/2021
  • To understand and work with key economic concepts and indicators, especially related to the current Covid-19 crisis.
  • To identify, describe and explain economic and labour market policy responses from public and private actors at national and local levels, especially related to the current Covid-19 crisis.
  • To enhance knowledge and skills in designing adequate policies in a multi-actor and multi-level governance setting, in the case of employment services for job seekers and employers, especially related to the current Covid-19 crisis.


Test information:
Individual assignment: a country analysis of the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis and the subsequent economic policy responses – 60% of grade.
Group assignment: developing and presenting an optimal design through teamwork for adequate employment services for job seekers and employers in a multi-actor and multi-level governance setting – 40% of grade.
In the academic year 2020/2021 this master course will focus on the redesign of the Dutch public employment services
Students will study its current setting and performance, investigate its deficits and flaws, also by communicating with various public and private stakeholders (UWV, municipalities, private labor market intermediaries, regional economic boards, employer organizations, trade unions, Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment et cetera).
Experts from the various organizations involved will give interactive guest presentations and interviews 
If possible site visits will be organized
The aim is to develop a redesign of the public employment services and present this to the various stakeholders.
Course available for exchange students
Master level, conditions apply
Contact person
prof. dr. A.C.J.M. Wilthagen
Timetable information
Governance and Economics
Required materials
This book can be bought and downloaded as an eBook (euro 22.99, incl. VAT) at Use the discount code ‘PES10’ to get a 10 percent student group discount (if you prefer a hard copy, the code will also apply to that format). The discount code is valid until 31 December 2020.
Title:Public Employment Services: Policies and Practices
Author:Kint, L., F. Leroy and M. Winkler (eds)
Recommended materials
Individual Assignment (60%)

Group Assignment (40%)

Final Result

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