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?
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.
By following the programmes in Göttingen and Groningen, you will graduate with a strong international profile and a deep analytical understanding of global economic policy and business organisations. This master focuses relatively strongly on economic development of low-income countries and a more microeconomic perspective on inequality, poverty and growth.