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Economics

Track: International Economics & Globalisation

The track International Economics & Globalisation offers a fascinating analysis of current developments in the global economy.

Formulate new views and perspectives

Analyse the response of countries and international organisations to the instability of international capital flows and learn to formulate views and perspectives on these and similar matters.

This track applies a relatively macroeconomic approach to the international economy, whereas the track Development Economics is its more micro-focused counterpart.

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Track specific courses

  • International Economic Cooperation
  • International Finance
  • Financial Institutions & Banking
  • International Trade Theory & Policy

Electives

  • Public Finance & Fiscal Policy
  • Economic Growth

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Real-live case: learn about today's debates

How does fast economic growth in China affect international trade relations? What are the driving forces of international capital flows? What impact does globalisation have on income inequality? Learn all about today’s debates and formulate your own positions, based on literature as well as research.
 

After years of excessive growth, China's economy is slowing down. How does this affect the global economy?

Up-to-date issues

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

  • The effects of protectionist trade measures: An Empirical Study on the Steel Sector
  • What is the effect of debt relief under the HIPC Initiative on education in Heavily Indebted Poor Countries?
  • What are the effects of grants and loans on tax revenues of recipient countries? Are these effects conditional on the institutional quality of those countries?

Career prospects

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

  • At international organisation
  • National organisations with international emphasis
  • International corporation
  • International finance
  • IMF

More about Application and admission

MSc Economics, International Economics & Globalisation

Anouk Roethof: 'I chose the UvA because it is the only university in the Netherlands with an MSc in Economics that perfectly blends my two passions: economics and policy analysis.

It is a challenging programme, teaching you both hard and soft skills. Expect to learn models, improve writing skills and even enhance your own teaching skills.'