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Master Economics

Track: Behavioural Economics & Game theory

The Behavioural Economics & Game Theory track focuses on the psychology of economic behaviour.

Dive into hidden motives and mechanisms

In the Behavioural Economics & Game Theory track in the Economics Master’s you learn about the psychological, social and strategic considerations of economic behaviour. The way in which we frame our problems determines our decisions. Dive into such hidden motives and mechanisms in this track.

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Track specific courses

  • Advanced game theory
  • Behavioural economics
  • Experimental economics
  • Neuro-economics
  • Evolution & behaviour

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Real-life case: understanding Brexit

Try to understand the Brexit negotiations using game theory. Game theory is invented by John Nash, the Nobel prize winner featured in the film A Beautiful Mind. The theory is about mathematically formalising a way of determining the likely outcomes when two or more parties are negotiating. 


Game theory provides a logical way of picking through various claims and counter-claims.

Up-to-date issues

Examples of current newspaper headlines and relevant issues that could be discussed in your classroom.

  • Does overconfidence affect risk taking and financial returns?
  • What is the optimal gasoline tax in a Europe without borders?
  • Experimental economics: are people inclined to take more risk under stress?

Career prospects

Graduates of the Master's programme in Economics/Behavioural Economics & Game Theory track have excellent job prospects for positions as researchers and experts in:

  • National ministries and governmental agencies (ministries of finance and economic affairs, economic forecasting agencies, statistical agencies)
  • Bureaus for policy analysis

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