Master's Degree in Public Administration in Rotterdam in Netherlands

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Public Administration

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

The master's degree in public administration encompasses the analysis of government organizations, policies, and programs. Individuals enrolled in the public administration program are able to study government decision-making and the behavior of elected and non-elected officials.

The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. English speaking students will have no problems finding suitable courses. For international students applying to universities in the Netherlands, several scholarships are available.

A Dutch town with peaceful atmosphere and good universities. Rotterdam is a place to live and study. For all those students who seek quality education at reasonable costs, this is a place to be. Some of the popular universities are Erasmus University Rotterdam and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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Master Policy Economics

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

By completing this Master programme you will be able to apply state-of-the-art economic theory and research methods to solve the most important policy issues of our time. [+]

Masters in Public Administration in Rotterdam in Netherlands. Policy Economics Solving policy questions with advanced economic analysis and empirical research Economic policy problems are everywhere. Think of the financial crisis in 2008 and the Eurocrisis that erupted in 2010. Think also of population ageing which causes large increases in spending on healthcare and pensions. Global warming may threaten future life on earth. And income inequality is increasing almost everywhere in the Western world due to globalization and technological changes. In order to be able to solve economic problems governments need excellent policy economists. By completing this Master programme you will be able to apply state-of-the-art economic theory and research methods to solve the most important policy issues of our time. Besides courses, the core of the Master programme consists of seminars. In the main seminar you will try to solve one of the most pressing policy problems of our time. Moreover, our partners will provide internships for the best students of the program, for example, at one of the Ministries, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, competition and other government authorities. During this internship you will also most likely write your Master’s thesis. Open minded, inquisitive, thorough? Rotterdam! The main values of the Policy Economics programme at Erasmus School of Economics are: open minded, curious, academically thorough, hard-working and politically engaged. If you are a strongly analytical student, if you are highly motivated, and if you are socially engaged, then you should enroll in the Master in Policy Economics! Careers Good policy economists are scarce and your career perspectives will be excellent. When graduating from this master you will be able to work as an applied policy economist at ministries, applied research institutes, bureaus for policy analysis, and international institutions. The places where our Policy Economics specialisation alumni will be working are the Dutch Ministries, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Research, the Dutch Central Bank, the OECD, and universities. The curriculum of the Master in Policy Economics provides students with basic economic theory and empirical tools that are essential to become an outstanding policy economist. Core courses of this Master are Advanced Public Economics and Applied Econometrics. Furthermore, students can choose three elective courses in the master Policy Economics, as for example Advanced Macroeconomics, Policy Issues in Public Spending on Labor, Education and Health and Economics of Organisations. The Master also provides two large seminars. In the first seminar students become familiar with a wide array of applied research techniques (e.g. qualitative research, econometrics of policy evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, field experiments) while discussing recent cases in policy evaluation. The second seminar is devoted to analysing one or two highly relevant policy issues. This seminar changes every year to adjust to the policy issues that are most pressing at that time. The last part is devoted to writing the Master’s thesis. Courses/seminars Seminar Cases in Policy Evaluation Seminar Economic Policy Applied Econometrics Economics of Organisations Seminar Quantitative Macroeconomics Applied Econometrics Advanced Public Economics Advanced Macroeconomics Industrial Organisation Advanced Money Credit and Banking The Practice of Economic Policy Making Financial Development Policy issues in Education, Health and Labor Advanced Behavioral Economics Ilja Surikovs Student Policy Economics 'Policy Economics is a specialisation for open-minded critical thinkers who want to perform sound economic analysis and give sound economic advice based on facts' Jonathan Frisch Student Policy Economics ‘I strongly recommend the specialisation in Policy Economics. It strengthens your foundation in economics and provides you with excellent skills to analyse economic policy issues’ Falk Laser Job Title: Research and Teaching Assistant Employer: Technische Universität Darmstadt Graduated: 2014 'Policy Economics is a great programme helping you to disentangle the complexity of big policy questions and develop sound economic analyses to real world problems' Matthijs Oosterveen Job Title: PhD-candidate Employer: Erasmus University Rotterdam Graduated: 2013 'This master equips you with the set of tools to tackle the most urgent economic policy questions that society faces today' [-]