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About the programme

Our program uses the same academic structure followed by universities all around the world. As a result, we admit students with degrees from universities in many different countries. Our students can study part of the program abroad and, after graduation, they apply for jobs or continue to pursue a Ph.D. at universities all around the world.

The programme consists of four parts of equal length:

The program starts with the fundamentals of economic analysis. You will learn how to analyze common economic problems in markets and in organizations. Issues include taxes, externalities and public goods as well as competition and information problems. You will get an introduction to game theory and behavioral economics. The fundamentals include two courses in microeconomics and one course in macro. There is also a prep course in mathematics.

We emphasize vocational training heavily. You will learn to master practical tools used by companies and public authorities around the world. Two courses in econometric methods enable you to handle and analyze data sets using software such as Stata. The evaluation course will teach you cost-benefit analysis and how to use experimental methods in decision-making. You will improve your ability to present complicated problems and solutions both orally and in writing. The vocational part of the program makes you productive from day one on your first job.

The program offers several field courses in areas where the department is strong, including development, environmental, health, industrial and financial economics. The field courses give you institutional knowledge, introduce you to current issues and provide you with practical tools commonly used in these areas. Subject to our approval, you may also choose to take field courses at our partner programmes all around Europe.

The last term you write your master’s thesis, putting it all together. Use your new analytical skills and apply all the practical tools you have learned to master to analyze important economic issues in your field!



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