In the Public Policy track in Economics you learn how to apply the latest economic theory and research methods to help governments intervene in the economy.
The world’s economic system has been volatile in recent years. From the challenge of the financial crisis to income inequality, the pressures of immigration, changing technologies and geographic shifts in production, to name a few. Governments are struggling with the impact these developments have on their economy.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that not all policy interventions have been successful. Some have even failed. How does economic theory provide governments information for intervention? How can a policy adviser identify which policies actually work on the basis of empirical data? Learn all about the current debates and formulate your own positions, based on literature as well as field research.
Examples of current newspaper headlines and up-to-date issues that could be discussed in your classroom.
Graduates of the Master's programme in Economics/Public Policy track have excellent job prospects for positions as researchers and experts at: