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

Last Updated: 
May 9, 2017
Last Updated: 
May 9, 2017

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Program Details

Master's Programs
Study Options: 
Full-Time

Location of Program

Location: 
Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
08005 Barcelona Barcelona
Spain

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.

Our graduates 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.

Application Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in related discipline
  • Personal data/curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Transcript of records
  • Reference letters
  • Strong background in Economics or related fields

Language Requirements: 
An advanced level of English language skills: TOEFL 90 or IELTS 6.5

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