The Economic Policy and Quantitative Methods (EPQM) MSc course at the University of Potsdam addresses current economic and socio-political topics related to labour markets, inequality, human behaviour, economic growth and sustainability and discusses instruments of economic policy to tackle these issues. An effective policy design in these areas should be based on rigorous theory and sound empirical evidence.
The program offers students the opportunity to develop specialized knowledge and skills in the economic analysis of policy instruments which are essential for evidence-based policy making. Besides a strong theoretical core in economics, the program has a particular focus on methods for quantitative empirical analysis, which can be applied to different economic policy topics at local, regional, national and international levels. Some courses also offer empirical/practical sessions in which students learn to use econometric and statistical software packages (Stata, R) to perform empirical analyses and to implement numerical methods. A command of these tools enables our students to write Master theses with genuine quantitative research results. Incorporating an internship module, the program offers the possibility to combine theoretical knowledge with practical experience in economic policy analysis and evidence-based policy making.
Graduates of the M.Sc. in EPQM are well equipped to either pursue an academic career or an ambitious professional career. Students acquire knowledge about evidence-based policy analysis that is in demand in many fields. It prepares students for successful careers as professional economists and policy analysts in research, finance, business and policy advising as well as positions in the public sector or international institutions. The Master degree also paves the way for Ph.D. studies and an academic career. Students can participate in selected Ph.D. classes already at early stages.
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- Advanced Microeconomics
- Advanced Macroeconomics
- Advanced Microeconometrics
- Environmental Economics
- Economics of Climate Change
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- BSc or equivalent academic degree in Economics or a related discipline.
- At least 60 CP in economics (including at least 18 CP in statistics, econometrics and mathematics).
- Good proficiency in English (at least C1 level); non-German applicants must also demonstrate sufficient
- German language proficiency (level DSH 1)
- Motivation letter (max. 2 pages)
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
- 280 Euros per semester administrative fee
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