Economics of Public Policy Master Program (Master Degree)

Spain

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The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
9 months

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 16500 per total

All study options

About Economics of Public Policy Master Program at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

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.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study9 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 16500 per total

Entry requirements

At the Barcelona GSE we look for excellence and talent. Key elements of a strong application are a high GPA, a sound statement of purpose and a standout reference letter. Strong knowledge in Economics and good quantitative skills are also recommended.

Application requirements:

  • An undergraduate/bachelor/grado/laurea, or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university (for Bologna degrees, a minimum of 180 ECTS are required).
  • A typical applicant would hold a University Diploma in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Business Administration. See our Student Profile for more detailed information.
  • An advanced level of English language skills: TOEFL score of 90 or better / IELTS Academic Test score of 6.5 or better

Not required but highly recommended:

  • GRE General Test

Note that the fulfillment of the application requirements does not guarantee admission. Candidates will also be evaluated on the following admission criteria:

  • Outstanding academic record
  • Quantitative skills
  • Reference letters

What students think about Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

    Shukya Kiroga, Class of 2018

    Testimonial from Shukya Kiroga, Class of 2018, student at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

    "This is an interestingly technical and a highly intensive Master's program for anyone who wants to broaden and deepen their understanding of firms' operations and welfare considerations in a regulated and competitive environment… The course challenged every bit of my thinking."

    Karina Colombo, Class of 2018

    Testimonial from Karina Colombo, Class of 2018, student at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

    "Studying at the Barcelona GSE has been one of the most rewarding academic experiences I've had. It is a very intense master with top quality professors, encouraging you to give your best throughout the program. It has a unique combination between policy oriented theory and extremely applied work, specially in quantitative courses."

    Richard Knudsen, Class of 2018

    Testimonial from Richard Knudsen, Class of 2018, student at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

    "To me, the Barcelona GSE Master's in Data Science clearly holds its promise of being one of the world's finest programs for Data Science in a Social Science environment. Backed by world-class research, the lectures are academically rigorous and demanding, but also carefully contrasted with hands-on practices delivered by experts from the industry."

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