MSc Economics: Industrial Organisation, Regulation & Competitive Policy

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

MSc Economics: Industrial Organisation, Regulation & Competitive Policy

University of Amsterdam

Note: from September 2016 onwards, the Industrial Organisation, Regulation & Competition Police track will be renamed Markets and Regulation.

The track Industrial Organisation, Regulation & Competition Policy (IORCP) of the Master’s programme in Economics at the University of Amsterdam focusses on understanding competitive markets, under what conditions they can work, and when they need protection. Economics is applied to controlling big business through government intervention. Develop a thorough understanding of modern oligopoly theory and become fluent in the current issues of market regulation and competition policy.

Based upon a common core in micro, macro and econometrics, students take specialisation courses including Advanced Industrial Organisation, Regulation, Empirical Market Analysis and Competition Policy. Original research in the second semester culminates in a master’s thesis that combines applied theory and econometrics to cutting edge market matters.

Economics: Industrial Organisation, Regulation & Competition Policy

Distinguished professors at the Amsterdam School of Economics combine eminent teaching skills with an active research agenda, resulting in a programme that is both knowledge-intensive and research-based. You won't regret following the IORCP track of the Economics MSc in Amsterdam.

Programme Structure

The Master of Science in Economics is a one-year programme of 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit = 0,5 US credit). The course schedule is listed below. The academic year runs from September to the beginning of July and is divided into two semesters, each with three periods. Please refer to the academic calendar for the exact dates.


The Master’s thesis is the final requirement to be completed prior to graduation. It will be supervised by one of the economics researchers from the relevant field.

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Last updated April 19, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
1,984 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Netherlands Amsterdam
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End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 1,984 EUR
per year, EU/EEA students. Non-EU/EEA students €14,850 per year.