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Barcelona Graduate School of Economics


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Economics of Public Policy 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.


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Economics of Public Policy Program at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics: Course Content

Program schedule

In the Fall term, students will have the opportunity to take a brush-up course in Mathematics and Statistics. This courses is not mandatory but highly recommended to assure a smooth start.

In the Winter term, students will have the opportunity to take a course in Text mining and web scraping with R. This course is not mandatory, but highly recommended.

A master project, which will be supervised in regular meetings with an advisor, will allow each student to put their knowledge into practice and improve their writing and exposition skills.

Students must complete 60 ECTS by the end of the program.
 

What skills and knowledge will I acquire in this program?

Confidence in examining and discussion of Economic theory behind the design and evaluation of public policies

Applied analysis in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Information Economics, Game Theory, and Political Economy

Command of state-of-the-art empirical tools to evaluate policies and impacts

Expert knowledge of institutional framework contexts where public policies are designed and implemented

Ability to communicate in written technical and non-technical policy reports based on multidisciplinary approaches


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Economics of Public Policy Program at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics: Career

Who hires Economics of Public Policy graduates?

Consulting Firms
Financial Services
Government & Authorities
International Organizations / Non-profits
Research & Academic Institutions
Other Industries



EPP alumni career paths

An overview of EPP career paths for recent cohorts (Class of 2016, 2017, 2018)

Most EPP alumni (91%) enter or return to the professional work force, 9% continue their education in a PhD or other post-graduate program

Most common industries: Research and Academic Institutions, Consulting

Cities with most Public Policy alumni: Barcelona, London, Madrid


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Economics of Public Policy Program at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics: Admission

Who will benefit from this program?

Students with Business Administration, Economics, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, or Statistical backgrounds
Junior analysts or professionals from the workforce looking to upgrade their analytical skills
Aspiring PhD students who want to build a solid foundation


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


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Institution

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics


Location: Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Ciutadella Campus Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
08005 Barcelona
Spanien
Catalonia
T   +34 93 542 12 34
E   admissions@barcelonagse.eu

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Barcelona

Field of study

Business & Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences

Degree

Master's Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis

Language

English

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Study fee per semester

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Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 9 months

Tuition fees EU: 16500 EUR / total costs

Tuition fees Non EU: 16500 EUR / total costs

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Barcelona

Field of study

Business & Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences

Degree

Master's Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis

Language

English

Start

Study fee per semester

-1

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 9 months

Tuition fees EU: 16500 EUR / total costs

Tuition fees Non EU: 16500 EUR / total costs

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