The Economics - Public Policy programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam addresses questions on market performance and failures, and associated policies, studied from the perspective of incentives and economic behaviour of individual firms and households.
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.
- Graduates become policy economists at consultancy firms or with government agencies, or work in various positions in financial and non-financial industries.
- Others start working as market analysts at, for example, the Netherlands Competition Authority, or De Nederlandsche Bank.
- Still others go to work for multinationals such as banks and insurance companies.
- Some graduates work at economic research institutes or join PhD programmes at highly competitive research universities before continuing with their academic career.
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- Microeconomics and Methods
- Public Economics and Policy
- Economics of the Welfare State
- Economics of Climate Change
- Growth, Globalization and Development
- Urban Economic Challenges
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Deadline passed, EEA/EU
- Deadline passed, National
DisciplinesEconomics Public Policy View 100 other Masters in Economics in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The MSc programme in Economics, specialization in Public Policy, welcomes ambitious students who are interested in studying key policy challenges from an economics perspective. Students should have an interest in thinking about societal problems and should start with introductory knowledge in economics and sufficient knowledge of mathematics and statistics.
- In order to gain admission to our Master’s programme, you need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 EC or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score.
International16630 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16630 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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