Master's Economics: Markets and Regulation (track)
This one year research based Master programme has a strong international focus on functioning of markets and their regulation.
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The Markets and Regulation track of the Master’s programme in Economics at the University of Amsterdam focusses on understanding competitive markets, under what conditions they can work, and when they need protection. Economics is applied to controlling big business through government intervention. Develop a thorough understanding of modern oligopoly theory and become fluent in the current issues of market regulation and competition policy.
Based upon a common core in micro, macro and econometrics, students take specialisation courses including Advanced Industrial Organisation, Regulation, Empirical Market Analysis and Competition Policy. Original research in the second semester culminates in a master’s thesis that combines applied theory and econometrics to cutting edge market matters.
Note: from September 2016 onwards, the Industrial Organisation, Regulation & Competition Policy track will be renamed Markets and Regulation.
One Master's, six tracks
The Master's programme in Economics offers six fascinating academic specialisation tracks:
- Markets and Regulation;
- Development Economics;
- Public Policy;
- Monetary Policy & Banking;
- International Economics & Globalisation;
- Behavioural Economics & Game Theory;
The programme provides you with an advanced level of understanding of the economics core (microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics) in combination with an upper-advanced level of understanding in one of the six tracks.
Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive an accredited Master’s degree in Economics and the title Master of Science (MSc).
Rankings and reputation
The Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) at the University of Amsterdam is an excellently ranked school with an international focus and highly rated researchers and lecturers. Read more about our rankings and reputation.
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- 60 ECTS, 12 months
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