Courses included in the Economics - International and Macroeconomic Policy specialisation at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam discuss, inter alia, strategies in coordination and cooperation needed to maintain and promote the integration of Europe: How are tasks divided between EU and national authorities, can the Euro area be stabilized and is further expansion desirable? Another area focuses on growth in developing nations: What role do institutional (social and political) factors play in promoting growth, how do incentives affect savings and investment of households and firms, and what is the impact of foreign aid on development?
Finally, insight is given into the drivers of growth in industrialized countries, specifically the strategies of firms to boost innovation and growth, and the role of policy.
- 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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- Advanced Methods for Applied Economic Research
- Advanced Microeconomics
- Advanced Macroeconomics
- Macroeconomic Policy in the EU
- Globalization, Growth and Development
- Economics of Climate Change
- Economics of the Welfare State
- Human Development (UvA)
- Industrial Organization and Competition Policy
- Labour Economics
- Macro and International Finance
- Microeconomics for Development
- Time Series Econometrics
- Urban Economic Challenges and Policies
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- 12 months
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- EU/EEA or Dutch students: 1 June
- Non-EU/EEA students who do not need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 June
- Students who need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 April.
DisciplinesEconomics Environmental Economics & Policy View 13 other Masters in Environmental Economics & Policy in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The MSc programme Economics welcomes ambitious students who want to develop an advanced knowledge in economics and apply their knowledge to study a wide range of topics. Therefore, students should start with a solid academic background in economics and have 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 academics study amounting to a minimum of 180 EC or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score.
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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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