Masters in Economics


Forming tomorrow’s economists

Rated 4th best Masters in Economics in Europe by the 2016 Eduniversal rankings, this demanding pre-experience program provides a general advanced education in the discipline, including analytical skills and the political and economic awareness needed to build a successful career as an economist.

The areas of expertise component to the program enables students to customize the content of certain parts of their curriculum, resulting in a study experience that truly reflects their personal interests and knowledge needs.

Stand-out features of the program include:

  • A unique learning experience, combining rigorous analysis of social and economic problems with a hands-on approach
  • Graduate-level training designed to help students apply state-of-the-art theoretical and empirical techniques to real-life policy issues
  • Delivered in close collaboration with companies and with institutions such as regulators, public services, and public utilities
  • Strong focus on tools for applied policy and economic analysis


Academic Director

Steffen Hoernig is Associate Professor of Economics at the Nova School of Business and Economics. He obtained his PhD degree from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. His research area is Industrial Organization, with emphasis on network economics, research and development, and oligopoly theory. His research has been published in journals such as Economic Theory, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Industrial Economics, and RAND Journal of Economics, among others. He has been an economic consultant for regulators and firms in network markets.
He teaches courses in Microeconomics and Industrial Organization in the MSc, PhD and MBA programmes and is academic director of the MSc Economics. Steffen is Co-editor of the Portuguese Economic Journal, and Associate Editor of Information Economics and Policy and the Review of Economics.