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.