Masters in Economics

Acquiring specialist knowledge

An Area of Expertise is an area of special interest within the Master, enabling students to focus a part of their studies on a specific area of interest. It has the added advantage of signaling to potential employers a student’s strongest preferences and competences.

Students can qualify for only one area of expertise. It is not mandatory for students to choose an area of expertise.

Those wishing to do so can choose from a wide-ranging variety of core courses and electives, designed to offer choice and a direction that matches their personal interests and preferences and in view of their future career. The main areas and courses are:

Development and Trade

Recommended to students hoping to take up a role as a policy analyst in governmental national or supranational institutions, and NGOs working in the development arena.

  • Development Economics
  • Environmental Policy
  • European Economy
  • History of Economic Analysis
  • International Trade
  • Microfinance
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Poverty: Concepts and Challenges
  • Public Finance
  • Sustainable Growth

Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

Recommended to students with the ambition of taking up a role as a policy analyst in the research departments of private financial institutions and of large and multinational companies, central banks and other governmental national or supra-national institutions.

  • Investments
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Applied Derivatives
  • Asset Management
  • Derivatives
  • Empirical Macroeconomics
  • European Economy
  • Financial Crises in History
  • Fixed Income
  • Hedge Funds
  • Macroeconomics of Financial Markets
  • Numerical Methods and Matlab
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Risk Management
  • History of Economic Analysis
  • Globalization and Governance
  • Fiscal Policy and Stabilization

Public Policy

Recommended to students interested in a career as a policy analyst in governmental national or supranational institutions, consulting firms with departments dedicated to the public sector and public policies, medium and large companies working in sectors where government action is pervasive, and national and supra-national lobbying groups.

  • Policy Evaluation
  • Public Finance
  • Economics of Education
  • Economics of Health and Healthcare
  • Environmental Policy
  • European Economy
  • Labor Economics
  • Poverty:Concepts and Challenges
  • The Economics of Agriculture and Environment
  • Tools for Applied Policy Analysis:Costs and Benefits
  • History of Economic Analysis
  • Sustainable Growth
  • Fiscal Policy and Stabilization

Banking, Financial Regulation and Supervision

Please note: Area of Expertise offered in collaboration with the Masters in Finance.

Recommended for students looking to pursue a career in Central Banks and Regulatory Bodies, or in Retail Banking or the consulting and auditing of financial institutions.

  • Banking
  • Accounting for Financial Institutions
  • Applied Derivatives
  • Audit and Supervision Techniques
  • Bank Regulation
  • Credit Risk
  • Financial Intermediation
  • Fixed Income
  • Risk Management
  • Investments
  • Financial Crisis in History
  • Numerical Methods and Matlab

DISCLAIMER:
- Areas of Expertise and respective courses might be subject to change from one academic year to the next.
- Some courses might not be offered every academic year.
- Students may attend elective courses from other masters programs, subject to availability.