Master Economics: Markets and Regulation (track)
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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.
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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).
The Amsterdam School of Economics
The Amsterdam School of Economics at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has an excellent reputation, with an international focus and many highly reputable researchers and teachers. The UvA, placed 57th in the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, is a challenging environment where critical thinking and an independent and inquisitive mind can roam free. Thanks to a diverse influx of students and an active network of international alumni, you’ll be able to share memories with other ASE graduates for years to come.
Rankings and reputation
- 57th in world and 1 st in Netherlands (QS World University Rankings 2016-2017);
- 45th worldwide in the Faculty Area Rankings for Social Sciences and Management (QS World University Rankings 2015-2016);
- 63th and 2nd in the Netherlands (Times Higher Education rankings 2016-2017);
- member of LERU (League of European Research Universities), an exclusive network of renowned research universities;
- member of Universitas 21, a network of 27 leading research-intensive universities in 17 countries;
- the Amsterdam School of Economics is an excellently ranked school with an international outlook and highly valued researchers and lecturers;
- The ASE has a highly diverse student body and a vibrant community of international alumni.
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