Programme Scope and Specializations

Our elective courses are challenging. In them, we examine state-of-the-art academic literature relating to topics such as globalization, health economics, macroeconomic policy coordination, and labor economics. The subjects discussed during these courses are often a reflection of current public debate.

The programme will train you to be an economic generalist, while offering you the unique opportunity to specialize in a number of well-defined focus areas (specializations). You will gain a thorough understanding of prominent economic tools in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. The four different specialization tracks will allow you to acquire further expertise in an area of particular interest to you.

Taking a specialization (consisting of a specific combination of elective courses and a related thesis) is optional, and students with highly varied interests or who would prefer to exercise a range of talents can freely pick and mix from our extended list of elective courses. In addition, students can also choose one elective course from outside the programme (subject to prior approval from the examination board).

Those who wish to gain more expertise in a particular policy field can choose from among the following four specializations:

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