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Public Policy (MSc Economics)


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.

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Master's Week: 18-24 Nov
Master's Week: 12 -16 Feb
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Why study Public Policy at the UvA?
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Discover our 6 specialization tracks, many electives and challenging Honours programme.
Excellent career perspectives
Economists with a UvA degree earn the highest monthly salary in NL (2018, SEO Amsterdam Economics research).
Top-ranked University
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
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 specialization 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 specialization in Fiscal Policy and Human Development, you'll learn to analyze and design economic policies that address social challenges, like income inequality, education, and healthcare, creating a more inclusive and equitable society.
  3. Through the specialization in Competition Policy and Natural Resource Economics, you'll develop expertise in competition analysis and sustainable resource management, contributing to well-functioning markets and environmentally responsible policies.
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Degree programme
MSc Economics
60 ECTS, 12 months
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Roeterseiland campus