Overview of the MA in Economics program

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; Mathematical Methods for Economists, The Science of Success, Antitrust and Industrial Policy Analysis, International Macroeconomics, Growth and Development, Year II: Game Theory; Advanced Econometrics, History of Economic Thought; International Finance; Industrial Organization; Behavioral Economics; Financial Economics; Organizational Economics, Corporate Governance, Investments, Competition Policy, Transition Economics, Law and Economics

Waiver exams

Before the beginning of the Fall term of the first year (during the mandatory pre-session), students may take waiver examinations in each of the core sequences (of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics). The waiver exams cover the material from the entire core sequence. Students who pass all three waiver examinations can directly enter the second year and have to take 24 credits, of which two courses have to be taken from Advanced Microeconomics1, Advanced Macroeconomics1, and Intermediate Econometrics. Students who pass some but not all three waiver examinations get credits (but not grades) for the courses in the relevant sequence.

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