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Public Policy (Economics)

Master
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In this Master’s you learn to understand the role of government in the economy. We witnessed the importance of good government in the COVID-19 crisis, during the financial crisis of 2008, and in the need to deal with challenges such as climate change, income inequality, and the pressures of immigration, to name a few. In this programme you will discover how governments are struggling with the impact these developments have on their economies and how they can benefit from economics in the design of their policy responses. This is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Economics.

Language of instruction
English
Mode
Full-time

Why study Public Policy at the UvA?

Specialise in your field of interest

How?
Discover our specialisation tracks, many electives and challenging Honours programme.

Excellent career prospects

How?
Economists with a UvA degree earn the highest monthly salary in the Netherlands.

Top-ranked university

What?
The Amsterdam School of Economics is internationally ranked within the top-50 putting your Master’s degree on a worldwide map with interested employers.

Challenging 1 year programme

What?
You can get your Master’s degree in just one year. You will have to work harder and smarter.

Is Public Policy for you?

  1. This specialisation track will help you understand how the government can improve economic outcomes, and what challenges policymakers face when trying to achieve this.
  2. With the specialisation in Fiscal Policy and Human Development, you will learn to analyse and design economic policies that address social challenges, like income inequality, education, and healthcare, creating a more inclusive and equitable society.
  3. Through the specialisation in Competition Policy and Natural Resource Economics, you will develop expertise in competition analysis and sustainable resource management, contributing to well-functioning markets and environmentally responsible policies.
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Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MSc Economics
Mode
Full-time
Credits
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
English
Starts in
September
CROHO code
66401
Location
Roeterseiland campus