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Applied Economic Analysis

The curriculum of the Applied Economic Analysis specialization is designed to help you acquire a deep knowledge in the respective core fields, while at the same time allowing a lot of flexibility to design a personal curriculum that broadens your perspective and tailors your education to your needs and interests.


Semester 1

Semester 2 - Choose at least 3 courses

During the first semester the focus is on the theory and empirical methods of economics. The courses are designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of state-of-the-art models and techniques used in economic analysis.

In the second semester, focus shifts to applications and extensions. This part builds on the skills acquired during the first semester, and broadens and deepens your knowledge of economics.

You choose between two specializations; Applied Economic Analysis or International Economics.

Students specializing in Applied Economic Analysis typically choose any four courses in the list.


Semester 3 and 4

Thesis in Economics and choose between

The second year of the Master program is devoted to taking more courses (30 ECTS) and thesis writing (30 ECTS). You have many choices about what course to take. You can continue taking courses in economics, but can also take courses in Finance or Business Administration.

Second-year MECON students also have the possibility, with some caveats, to take first-year PhD economics courses as part of their degree to count as elective courses.

Additionally, you also have the possibility to apply to study abroad for one semester through the SSE student exchange program or to work as trainees through the SSE Trainee module via XTM.

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