The basic structure of the university is formed by chairs, each focusing on a certain academic field of research. The chairs themselves are responsible for the education and research in that field. In addition, they are supported by their staff. Within the Department of Economics, the following chairs can be found:
- Chair in Financial Economics - Professor Stefan Zeisberger, PhD.
- Chair in International Economics - Professor Robbert Maseland, PhD.
- Chair in Business Economics - Professor Joris Knoben, PhD.
- Chair in Economic Theory and Economic Policy - Temporary representive: Associate Professor Jana Vyrastekova, PhD.