Economics of Public Policy Program (Masters Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis)

Economics of Public Policy Program (Masters Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis)

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Start Date

End Date

Program Duration

9 Months

Application Deadline

Type

Master's programs

Certifications & Titles

Master's Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 0 - 16500 EUR

Funding Options

Partial and Total Waivers based on academic merit

COVID-19 Update:

Some new policies have been announced regarding course delivery, deferral and refund options for 2020-21 academic course intake, as well as flexibilization of dates -Application period extended until September 1, 2020- to allow all prospective students to make the most informed decision possible about joining the Barcelona GSE this year. 

You can review the new policies here.

The Economics of Public Policy Program provides students with the theoretical and empirical fundamentals to answer questions that impact entire populations.

How and why do particular public policies get implemented? How are they designed? How do we know if they work? Why are some policies more successful than others?

National-level finance and planning involves big numbers: pensions, health systems, income support, social programs, and so forth. Successful public policies can make all the difference for the lives of millions of individuals, with numbers and effects become much larger for developed countries and faster growing in developing ones.

Students will be drilled in commanding advanced empirical public policy evaluation tools, and will be ready to use these tools in practice.

Students will be exposed to the views of experts from fields other than Economics in order to build an appreciation for the multidisciplinary nature of public policy design and evaluation. A master's advisor will guide each student in completing an independent master's project by the end of the program, allowing specialization in a policy topic of the student's choice. Thet will be prepared to take on analytical positions at public institutions, international organizations, consulting firms, research institutions, and think tanks.Graduates will also be well-prepared to pursue advanced post-graduate study of Policy or Economics.

Examples of recent professional placements:

  • Banco de EspaƱa - Research assistant (Madrid, Spain)
  • Clinton Foundation - Regional Associate (Washington, USA)
  • HM Treasury - Senior Policy Advisor, Head of Agriculture (London, United Kingdom)
  • Ministry of Education of Colombia - Economic Advisor (Bogota, Colombia)
  • Ministry of Tourism of Mexico - Director of Tourist Regulation (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Nudge4 Solutions Lab at the University of Virginia - Research Assistant (Charlottesville, Virginia, USA)
  • ODI - Fellowship Scheme (Kigali, Rwanda)
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation - Project Evaluation Analyst (Ontario, Canada)
  • Open Evidence - Junior Policy Analyst (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Resolution Foundation - Economic Researcher (London, United Kingdom)
  • Rhode Island Innovative Policy Lab at Brown University - Economic Analyst (Providence, RI, USA)

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Attendance

Partially Online (some attendance required)

Posted on

Start Date

End Date

Program Duration

9 Months

Application Deadline

Type

Master's programs

Certifications & Titles

Master's Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 0 - 16500 EUR

Funding Options

Partial and Total Waivers based on academic merit

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Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27, 08005 Barcelona

08005 Barcelona , Spain