1. The Master will possess thorough knowledge of international scientific developments in macro-economic theory, welfare economics as well as in the discipline-specific programme components in which he/she has specialised. 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. He/she 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 their 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 his/her research and policy recommendations.
8. The Master will be able to chart the interaction between global societal change and the functioning of economies, and he/she will be able to assess their impact on economic decisions.