Master of Science in Economics: Markets and Regulation

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

Master of Science in Economics: Markets and Regulation

University of Amsterdam

This one-year research-based Master programme has a strong international focus on the functioning of markets and their regulation.

The Markets & Regulation track 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. In this field, economics is used to regulate big business through government intervention. Develop a thorough understanding of modern oligopoly theory and become proficient 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.

One Master's, six tracks

The Master's programme in Economics offers six fascinating academic specialisation tracks:

  • Markets and Regulation;
  • Development Economics;
  • Public Policy;
  • Monetary Policy & Banking;
  • International Economics & Globalisation;
  • Behavioural Economics & Game Theory;

Each track provides you with an advanced level of understanding of the economics core (microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics) in combination with an upper-advanced level of understanding in your chosen specialisation.


Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive an accredited Master's degree in Economics and the title Master of Science (MSc).

Rankings and reputation

The Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) at the University of Amsterdam is an excellently ranked school with an international focus and highly rated researchers and lecturers.

Career prospects

Graduates of the Master's programme in Economics have excellent job prospects for positions as researchers and administrators in:

  • Commercial banks, national central banks, the ECB, and other international banking institutions including the EIB, the World Bank, the IMF and the EBRD;
  • international institutions, including the European Commission and Eurostat;
  • NGOs;
  • national ministries and governmental agencies (ministries of finance and economic affairs, economic forecasting agencies, statistical agencies);
  • national and international regulators;
  • employer and employee organisations, consumer organisations and environmental organisations;
  • multinational corporations.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 11, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
12 months
Full time
2,060 EUR
EU/EEA students. Non-EU/EEA students €14,950 per year.
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
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