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DDM International Development Economics

Progress in ICT has enabled firms to reorganise production processes on a global scale. What does it imply for income and employment in advanced and developing countries? Find out in this master.

In the double degree with the University of Göttingen, Germany, you will obtain specialised knowledge of international markets and the global interconnections between national economies. What are the consequences of globalisation for the socioeconomic and institutional differences between countries and what roles do multinational companies play in this respect?
You will learn to apply the tools of modern economic analysis to issues of development policy and to communicate effectively with researchers, policymakers and practitioners on development issues.

In Göttingen, you will benefit from the expertise of researchers regarding microeconomic aspects of development. And you will be trained in applying quantitative research methods that are specifically suitable to study these aspects in a systematic way. The Groningen component of the programme is more focused on macroeconomic and international aspects of development and links these to international business perspectives.

The components in Göttingen and Groningen taken together, therefore, train graduates with a strong international profile and a deep analytical understanding of global economic policy and business organisations.

Progress in ICT has enabled firms to reorganise production processes on a global scale. What does it imply for income and employment in advanced and developing countries? Find out in this master.

In the double degree with the University of Göttingen, Germany, you will obtain specialised knowledge of international markets and the global interconnections between national economies. What are the consequences of globalisation for the socioeconomic and institutional differences between countries and what roles do multinational companies play in this respect?
You will learn to apply the tools of modern economic analysis to issues of development policy and to communicate effectively with researchers, policymakers and practitioners on development issues.

In Göttingen, you will benefit from the expertise of researchers regarding microeconomic aspects of development. And you will be trained in applying quantitative research methods that are specifically suitable to study these aspects in a systematic way. The Groningen component of the programme is more focused on macroeconomic and international aspects of development and links these to international business perspectives.

The components in Göttingen and Groningen taken together, therefore, train graduates with a strong international profile and a deep analytical understanding of global economic policy and business organisations.

More about this programme
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  • Testimonial of Lauren van Straalen

    "The double degree is a very inspiring programme, where students receive a high-quality education, are challenged to critically assess theories and take different stands on certain issues."

    "I chose the International Development Economics double degree because it offered broad fundamentals in the academic fields of international economics, international business and development. The combination of the University of Groningen and the Georg-August Universität in Germany has given me a general knowledge of international economics and allowed me to specialize in developmental issues.

    My biggest wish is to work for an organization that promotes development in developing countries such as the United Nations or the World Bank. However, I first want to gain some experience in the commercial sector. This is why I applied for an internship at Heineken in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which I will start in September.

    The double degree is a very inspiring programme, where students receive a high-quality education, are challenged to critically assess theories and take different stands on certain issues. I would definitely choose this programme again as it has provided me with useful fundamentals, not only in light of a future career, but also for my personal development."

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    – Lauren van Straalen
Facts & Figures
Degree
MA/MSc in International Economics and Business
Croho code
60648
Course type
Double Degree master
Language of instruction
English (100%)
Duration
24 months (120 ECTS)
Start
SeptemberSeptember
Programme form
full-time
Faculty
Economics and Business