Policy Economics Program By Erasmus University Rotterdam | Top Universities

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Main Campus Woudestein, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • QS World University Rankings
    197
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months
  • Scholarships No
  • Start date Jan-2000
The curriculum of the Master in Policy Economics provides students with basic economic theory and empirical tools that are essential to become an outstanding policy economist. Core courses of this master are Advanced Public Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Advanced Macro-economics. Furthermore, students follow one course in microeconomics: either Economics of Organisations or Industrial Organisation. Students can choose from several elective courses: Advanced Money Credit and Banking, Policy Issues in Public Spending on Labour, Education and Health, The Practice of Economic Policy Making, Advanced Behavioural Economics and Advanced Development Economics. This programme consists of two large and intensive seminars. In the first seminar students become familiar with a wide array of applied research techniques (qualitative research, econometrics of policy evaluation, cost-benefit analysis and field experiments) while discussing recent cases in policy evaluation. In the second seminar students can choose between the Seminar Economic Policy or the Seminar Quantitative Macro-economics. The Seminar Economic Policy is devoted to analysing highly relevant policy issues. 

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A unique institution based on the concept of a "multicultural classroom", Erasmus University Rotterdam blends high-quality education with an enriching global perspective.International rankings name Erasmus University among the world’s leading players, and students recommend the institution for the quality of the lectures, expertise of the staff and opportunities in preparation for a successful career.International studentsLocated in the Netherlands in the city of Rotterdam, Erasmus University is known for its global mindset, offering the chance to join a truly international environment. The university has 5,000 international students, comprising just under 20% of the whole student body. Furthermore, 40-60% of students enrolled in English-taught programs come from outside the Netherlands.Financial aidErasmus University offers different types of scholarships and financial aid based on students’ needs. It also offers guidance for students who are eligible for grants offered by the Dutch government.Student lifeErasmus University's main campus was designed to offer students everything they need in a place where they feel safe. In addition to excellent study areas and a modern library, students can also eat at the Food Court or get active in the sports center. The campus is also home to a grocery store, bike shop, hair salon, bar and many more facilities - it's like a mini city!Virtual experienceEven if you can't visit the Erasmus University Rotterdam campus in person, you can get a feeling of what it's like to study here. Check out campus, housing, class, the city, and career experiences as told by our current students and alumni.Studying at Erasmus UniversityErasmus University offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, covering the following subjects:BusinessEconomicsLawPsychologyPedagogySociologyPublic administrationUrban management and developmentDevelopment studiesHistoryArts and cultureMediaPhilosophyMedicine and healthFollow Erasmus University for live updates on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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