Develop a critical understanding of issues arising from the attempts to “rethink” economics in the aftermath of the global crisis, and frame new problems in a changing world.
The M.A. in Political Economy of Money and Development is a 12-month, full-time, course-based, intensive program. Students will acquire skills of theoretical and practical relevance in three areas: new and changing views of macroeconomic policy management, state-of-the-art tools of political, economic and financial analysis, and the changing role of developing and emerging economies in the global economy.
The Department of Economics and Finance at Franklin has a tradition of teaching economics by encouraging diversity of thought, underscoring the relevance of the history of ideas and connecting what is learned in classes with the real world. This Master’s program draws from the broad spectrum of economic analysis and policy in the post-crisis, post-Lehman world.
A special focus of this program is on the foundations of bank and central bank operations with their consequence for macroeconomic policies, quantitative finance as means to explore the political economy of money and markets, new forms of dualism and the role of informal employment in developing and emerging economies.
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The program consists of three terms, with the last devoted to research (with the option of an internship), and begins with an orientation session to listen to students’ interests and backgrounds that will help us to tailor the program to match students’ profiles.
The program unfolds in six core courses, two intense modules, and culminates in a mentored research project, including the option of an internship at Ceresio Investors.
ECN 515 The Government of Money
ECN 520 Games and Contracts
ECN 530 Development Economics
ECN 540 Special Topics
ECN 550 Financial Analysis
ECN 560 Political Economy of Capitalism and Inequality
ECN 570 Economic Policies in the Post-Crisis World
ECN 580 Special Topics
Practical Experience and Employability
Graduates from this program will gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies for a career in education, banking, finance, central banking, international organizations, think tanks, NGOs, development banks, public administration, or government organizations in developing countries. The Program is also excellent preparation for further research work including a Ph.D. program.
Tuition for the Master of Arts in Global Political Economy of Money, Finance, and Development is paid in Swiss Francs.
|2020 - 2021 Tuition
*There is a limited number of teaching assistantship positions available (stipend 1.000 CHF per semester).
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