Learning outcomes

Dutch-taught Master of Applied Economics: Economic Policy

1. The Master has thorough knowledge of international scientific developments in macro-economic theory, micro-economic theory, as well as in the discipline-specific programme components of the chosen specialty. The Master has a thorough knowledge of econometric methods.

2. The Master will be able to collect, synthesise, critically process and supplement national and international scientific information sources and research literature on specific economic issues in a systematic manner.

3. The Master will be able to formulate research questions, set up a research design and collect empirical data in a scientific manner. The Master will be able to conduct applied scientific research and will be familiar with the possibilities and limitations of various research methods.

4. The Master will be able to critically evaluate the results of his/her own or others’ scientific research and translate them into practical economic policy recommendations.

5. The Master will be able to communicate and report effectively and persuasively at an academic level to professional audiences.

6. The Master will be able to work in multicultural and/or international teams efficiently and effectively.

7. The Master will be able to integrate ethical reflections into their research and policy recommendations.

8. The Master will be able to chart the interaction between global societal change and the functioning of the economy and he/she will be able to assess their impact on economic decisions.