When and why should governments interfere in the workings of advanced economies? To what extent does traditional competition policy still suffice in a world where firms increasingly sell their products online? And should the Ministry of Finance expand public spending if the unemployment rate gets high and the economy stagnates? In this programme, you will learn to assess different strategies to handle diverse microeconomic and macroeconomic problems.
The objective of the programme is to teach you economic
theories at a high analytical level. An additional goal is to
familiarise you with the application of theory and research methods
to economic practice and policy. Such a combination of rigorous
academic thinking with practical application is essential for any
professional active in the field of economics, either in policy or
research. You will learn about the influence of economic factors on
society and how economic theory can be applied to interpret and
analyse economic problems.
We offer two tracks: " Microeconomics of Markets and Incentives” and “Macroeconomic Theory and Policy ”. Alternatively, you can specialize in Energy Economics, or put an emphasis on Health issues in your programme . It is also possible to design your own study programme. The programme is truly international, being taught entirely in English. The best international textbooks are used In the various courses, students study papers published in prominent academic journals in order to keep up with the latest developments. Courses are taught by specialists with an international reputation in their field of research and/or a key role in public debates .
Economics and Economics Analysis challenges you at both a mathematical and an econometric level
The main reason for me to choose the MSc Economics was that it contains courses that challenge you at both a mathematical and an econometric level, and you are still able to choose finance courses as well. I also applied for the DDM Economics and Economic Analysis with Universidad de Chile. This was my last chance to study abroad, which was the only thing I regretted not having done during my Bachelor. The double degree was an experience I wouldn't have wanted to miss. I advise it to anyone.
In Chili, all of our teachers were experts in their fields and obtained their PHD at some of the most renowned universities in the world. The courses went into more depth and focused on case studies and research about Latin America. The fact that you get two supervisors for your thesis is also very nice. I had a lot of very good pointers from my supervisor from Chili, a professor and also prominent business man who helped me to improve my thesis a lot. Even though the courses are quite intensive, there is also plenty of time to do other things like exploring the country, meeting new people, and even joining a sports team like I did.