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Designing policy to deal with great societal challenges

The master's in Public Policy is a high-quality one-year programme, highly esteemed by its students and is one of the top Economics programmes in the Netherlands.

The programme covers both micro- and macroeconomic perspectives on policies at an advanced level. This provides you with a very rich set of perspectives on economic policy analysis. Therefore, this programme offers you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to tackle complex problems at a high level of abstraction, while emphasizing the need to translate theoretical solutions and empirical evidence into clear-cut policy advice.

The first part of the programme consists of core courses in microeconometrics, econometrics and public economics followed by two compulsory field courses on environmental economics and the welfare state. Next, students choose two field courses out of three possible courses on urban economics, macroeconomics policy in the EU and growth, globalization and development. In addition two pieces of independent academic work, a research project and a final thesis, complete the programme requirements. Thanks to the compact, personal nature of the programme there is plenty of interaction with the teaching staff.

The start date of this programme is September 1st.

The Economics: Public Policy Programme

The first part of the programme consists of two compulsory core courses focusing on the foundations of public economics and research methods. Next four field courses concerning different aspects of public policy. Two pieces of independent academic work, a research project and a final thesis, complete the programme requirements. Thanks to the compact, personal nature of the programme there is plenty of interaction with the teaching staff.

The academic year is divided into six teaching periods: four periods of eight weeks and two periods of four weeks. The programme’s study load is 60 credits.

Courses

  • Thesis MSc Economics
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Microeconomics
  • Public Economics and Policy
  • Economics of Environmental Policy Instrument Design
  • Economics of the Welfare State
  • Policy Seminars and Policy Brief

Please consult the Study Guide or more information

Change your future with the Economic: Public Policy programme

Change your future with the Economic: Public Policy programme

As a graduate of the Economics Master’s programme in Public Policy you are a well-trained economist, with extensive knowledge of economic theory, data analysis techniques and economic policy.

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