Master of Arts in Economic Policy in Global Markets

This two-year program focuses on economic policy in the context of global markets. The main goal of this program is to provide students with an understanding of economic policy process and to provide them with analytical ability to evaluate policy making issues.

During the first year, students will focus on core courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, data analysis, and applied economic policy analysis as well as some optional courses. In the second year, students will be able to choose from a wide range of optional courses as for example Macroeconomics and Public Finance, Corporate Governance, Health Policy; Transition Economics, Fiscal Policy, Economics of Underdevelopment, Investments, Competition Policy, Antitrust Policy Analysis, Labor Economics and Policy.

Program Head: Prof. Baniak Andrzej (room: N13 411)

Program Administrator: Ms. Corinne Freiburger (room: N13 413 , Contact person by email)

Entry Requirements for the Program

In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants to the MA in Economic Policy program must submit a 500-word typewritten essay introducing their research interest and explaining their academic/professional background. Applicants should indicate how further studies at CEU would help them achieve their future career goals.

Entry is open for students with undergraduate degree in economics or related fields, and also for students with undergraduate or master degrees from areas not directly related to economics.


Title Instructor Credit
Antitrust Policy Analysis Ádám Török 2.0
Academic and Policy Paper Writing 1 Zsuzsanna Toth 2.0
Academic and Policy Paper Writing 2 Zsuzsanna Toth 1.0
BOOST Yusaf Akbar
Maciej Kisilowski
Competition Policy: Economics in Applying European Competition Law Gergely Csorba 4.0
Corporate Governance Almos Telegdy 2.0
Data Analysis 1a: Foundation of Data management in R (full-time) Gergely Daróczi 2.0
Data Analysis 1b: Foundation of Data management in Stata (full-time) Gábor Békés 2.0
Data Analysis 2: Foundations of Statistics Arieda Muco 2.0
Data Analysis 3: Pattern discovery and regression analysis Gábor Békés 1.5
Data Analysis 3: seminar1: Stata (full-time) tba 0.5
Data Analysis 3: seminar2: R (full-time) tba 0.5
Data Analysis 4: Prediction Analytics with introduction to Machine Learning Gábor Békés 1.5
Data Analysis 4: seminar1: Stata (full-time) tba 0.5
Data Analysis 4: seminar2: R tba 0.5
Data Analysis 5: Experiments and causal analysis of interventions Gábor Békés 1.5
Data Analysis 5: seminar1: Stata (full-time) tba 0.5
Data Analysis 5: seminar2: R tba 0.5
Economics of Law Andrzej Baniak 2.0
Finance (full-time) Peter Szilagyi 2.0
Fiscal Policy in Practice Balázs Romhányi 4.0
Global Economy: Emergence and Current Issues Julius Horváth
Gerardo Della Paolera
Health Economics Anikó Bíró 2.0
Health Policy Peter Mihalyi 4.0
History of Economic Thought Julius Horvath 2.0
International Economic Policy Jacek Rostowski 3.0
International Economic Policy Seminars Laszlo Matyas 2.0
Introduction to Quantitative Methods: Mathematics Gabor Revesz 3.0
Investments I (full-time) Adam Zawadowski 2.0
Investments II (full-time) Adam Zawadowski 2.0
Labor Economics Andrea Weber
Almos Telegdy
Macroeconomics and Public Institutions George Kopits 2.0
Macroeconomics for Economic Policy Attila Rátfai 4.0
Microeconomics for Economic Policy Alessandro De Chiara 4.0
New Era of Fiscal Councils: The Case of Europe Ludovit Ódor 2.0
The Economics of Underdevelopment István Kónya 2.0
Transition Economics Lajos Bokros 4.0