Master of Arts in Economics

The first year of the program serves as an introduction to the core areas of standard economics and provides a firm foundation for further studies. The second year offers advanced and specialized field courses that students choose according to their research interests.

Sample Courses
Year I: Microeconomic Theory; Macroeconomic Theory; Econometrics; Corporate Governance; Labor Economics; Antitrust and Industrial Policy Analysis Year II: Game Theory; Public Economics; Applied Econometrics; History of Economic Thought; Program Evaluation; International Finance; Industrial Organization; Corporate Finance and Banking; Behavioral Economics; International Trade; Financial Economics; The Economics of  Networks; Economic Geography

Entry Requirements for the Program

In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants to the MA programs must submit a 500-word essay introducing their research topic and explaining their academic/professional background. Applicants should indicate how further studies at CEU would help them achieve their future career goals. In addition, applicants must either:
• pass a department-specific examination in basic calculus, probability theory and linear algebra, or
• submit general GRE test scores.


Title Instructor Credit
Antitrust Analysis and Policy Ádám Török 2.0
Academic Writing Academic Writing Center 0.0
Advanced Econometrics 1. Laszlo Matyas 4.0
Advanced Labor Economics John Sutherland Earle
Almos Telegdy
Advanced Labor Economics John Sutherland Earle
Almos Telegdy
Advanced Macroeconomics István Kónya
Attila Rátfai
Advanced Macroeconomics István Kónya
Attila Rátfai
Advanced Microeconomics: Game Theory Adam Szeidl 2.0
Advanced Microeconomics: Information Economics Péter Csóka
Zsolt Bihary
Applied Econometrics Gábor Kőrösi 4.0
Banking and Financial Institutions- BS Peter Szilagyi 1.5
Behavioural Game Theory Christophe Heintz 2.0
Cognitive Science and Policy Making Christophe Heintz 2.0
Competition Policy: Economics in Applying European Competition Law Gergely Csorba 3.0
Contract Theory and Property Rights Ugo Pagano 2.0
Corporate Finance and Risk Management- BS Peter Szilagyi 1.5
Corporate Governance Almos Telegdy 2.0
Data and Network Visualization Roberta Sinatra 2.0
Econometrics 2 Sergey Lychagin 5.0
Economic and Social Networks Adam Szeidl 2.0
Economics of Regulation Gergely Csorba 2.0
Experimental Research Methods József Fiser 2.0
Financial Economics Adam Zawadowski 3.0
Fixed Income Analysis- BS Peter Szilagyi 1.5
Growth and Development István Kónya 2.0
Health Economics Anikó Bíró 2.0
Industrial Organization Sergey Lychagin 4.0
Industrial Organization 2 Andrzej Baniak 2.0
Intermediate Econometrics Robert Lieli 4.0
International Finance László Halpern 2.0
International Macro Attila Rátfai 2.0
Introduction to Econometrics Robert Lieli 3.0
Labor Economics John Sutherland Earle
Almos Telegdy
Latex Laszlo Csirmaz 2.0
Macroeconomic Theory I. Attila Rátfai 5.0
Macroeconomic Theory II. Balazs Vilagi 5.0
Mathematical Methods for Economists Lóránt Kaszab 3.0
Mathematical Statistics Ádám Reiff 3.0
Matrix Computations with Applications Pál Hegedűs 3.0
Microeconomic Theory I. Alessandro De Chiara 5.0
Microeconomic Theory II. Andrzej Baniak 4.0
Monetary Theory and Policy: Modelling and Evidence Max Gillman 2.0
Pre-session in Economics MA Pál Hegedűs 0.0
PROBABILITY 1 Tóth Imre Péter 3.0
Program Evaluation Gábor Kézdi 4.0
Science of Success Albert - László Barabási 2.0
Scientific Python Roberta Sinatra 3.0
Social Networks Balazs Vedres 4.0
The Science of Success Albert - László Barabási 2.0
Theory of Algorithms István Miklós 3.0
Topics in Law and Economics Andrzej Baniak 2.0
Topics in Macroeconomics Tamás Briglevics
Eyno Rots
Using Big Data for Social Science Research Mihaly Fazekas 2.0