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Economics

Programma

  • 1 jaar

    Your master starts with the core courses of the programme: Empirical Methods, Macroeconomics, and Games and Industrial Organization. After that, you take electives. You finish the programme by writing your MSc thesis.

    We offer two specialised tracks - Microeconomics of Markets and Incentives or Macroeconomic Theory and Policy –. The first theme provides you with a thorough understanding of the incentives that shape the economic decision-making of individuals, households and firms. The second theme, deepens your knowledge concerning the structure of and changes in the aggregate economy. Alternatively, you can also design your own study programme.

    Your master starts with the core courses of the programme: Empirical Methods, Macroeconomics, and Games and Industrial Organization. After that, you take electives. You finish the programme by writing your MSc thesis.

    We offer two specialised tracks - Microeconomics of Markets and Incentives or Macroeconomic Theory and Policy –. The first theme provides you with a thorough understanding of the incentives that shape the economic decision-making of individuals, households and firms. The second theme, deepens your knowledge concerning the structure of and changes in the aggregate economy. Alternatively, you can also design your own study programme.

Programma-opties

  • Macroeconomic Theory and Policy (profiel)

    (MTP) The track aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of the structure of and changes in the aggregate economy.

    The programme is firmly founded on three pillars, namely theory, empirics, and policy. Both real and monetary perspectives are treated in detail. Among other things you will learn why economies grow over time, how the life-cycle choices made by individuals affect the aggregate economy, how governments can use public policy instruments to affect the economic performance and social welfare; and how monetary policy and regulation can ensure the smooth working of financial markets. Upon completion of this profile, you will be in the possession of the tools needed to independently carry out theoretical and empirical analyses of an aggregate nature.

  • Microeconomics: Markets and Incentives (profiel)

    (MMI) Students will gain a thorough understanding of the incentives that shape the economic decision-making of individuals, households and firms.

    You will learn how the strategic interaction between firms shapes market outcomes and affects profits and consumer welfare; how households trade off consumption and saving in planning their life-cycle consumption pattern; how governments can use taxes and subsidies to influence behavior; and how competition policy and regulation can ensure the efficient working of markets.

    Upon completion of this profile, you will master the theoretical and empirical tools needed to recognize the incentives of individual firms and households in novel economic situations and be able to describe how these incentives translate into market outcomes and welfare. You will have the knowledge and ability to independently carry out theoretical and empirical micro-economic analyses.

  • Double Degree Economic Analysis (specialisatie)

    1.5 year Double Degree programme in Groningen and Universidad de Chile, Santiago.

  • Double Degree China and the World Economy (specialisatie)

    2 year Double Degree programme in Groningen and Fudan University Shanghai.

  • Energy Certificate (specialisatie)

    Focus your MSc on Energy and open up a lot of extra career opportunities with the Energy Certificate.

    You have two options: 1) take and pass the electives Energy & Finance, Energy Transition & Innovation as well as Economics of Regulating Markets 2) choose two from these courses and write and round off successfully an MSc thesis on an energy topic.

  • Master Internship (specialisatie)

    Opportunity for an internship between February and June. You will be rewarded 15 ECTS on top of your programme. Your thesis will be postponed to the first semester of your next study year.

Opbouw programma

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Electives (Economics, Econometrics, Finance) (10 EC, facultatief)
Empirical Methods of Economics (5 EC)
Games and Industrial Organization (5 EC)
Macroeconomics for MSc Economics (5 EC)
Master's thesis Economics (20 EC)
MMI | Competition Policy - Theory and Practice (5 EC, facultatief)
MMI | Economics of Regulating Markets (5 EC, facultatief)
MMI | Microeconomics of Household Behaviour (5 EC, facultatief)
MMI | Public Economics and Social Policy (5 EC, facultatief)
MTP | Economics Growth in History (5 EC, facultatief)
MTP | Empirical Macroeconomics (5 EC, facultatief)
MTP | Monetary Policy and Financial Regulation (5 EC, facultatief)
MTP | Public Economics and Social Policy (5 EC, facultatief)

Students in the MMI track choose 3 out of 4 MMI optional courses, plus 10 EC electives from a broad list of possibilities. Students in the MTP track choose 3 out of 4 MTP optional courses, plus 10 EC electives from a broad list of possibilities.

Check for in-depth info on all courses: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=2031

Students in the MMI track choose 3 out of 4 MMI optional courses, plus 10 EC electives from a broad list of possibilities. Students in the MTP track choose 3 out of 4 MTP optional courses, plus 10 EC electives from a broad list of possibilities.

Check for in-depth info on all courses: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=2031

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