Mentions

You can specialize by choosing one or two of the following mentions:

 

Macroeconomic Policy: understanding business cycle stabilization and growth

Macroeconomic policy has two main purposes: stabilizing unemployment and inflation using policy tools such as government spending and the interest rate, and fostering growth and development through the reform of institutions. This mention provides you with state-of-the-art analytical tools, both theoretical and empirical, to design, analyze and evaluate macroeconomic policy. It will expand your carrier prospects in the area of policy-making in the public sector (central banks, governments, NGOs…) and in the private sector (consultant, securities trader…).

 

Microeconomic Policy: understanding markets, incentives, and human behavior

Policy-makers affect individuals’ incentives and behavior when they regulate markets  or when they design a tax scheme. This alters the economic environment and potentially affects the outcome of policies. This mention  provides you with the state-of-the-art analytical tools, both theoretical and empirical, to analyze how policies affect  behavior, to design appropriate  policies and evaluate them. This mention  will expand your career prospects in the area of policy-making in the public sector (central banks, governments, NGOs…) as well as  in the private sector (consultant, pricing analyst, strategy departments…)

 

Quantitative Economics: mastering models and data

Economic problems faced by firms and researchers often involve complex modeling and data. You will learn how to solve these problems by using modern statistical and modeling techniques. These techniques are introduced from a theoretical point of view, but they are also applied to actual problems. This way, you will become an accomplished quantitative economist by improving your analytical abilities and training your  use of software. This mention will expand your career prospects in multiple  areas (e.g., marketing, finance, insurance, policy-making…).

 

Business Economics: understanding the firm and its environment

Private enterprises need economists, for their understanding of organizations, for their comprehension of the economic and competitive environment of firms, and for their mastery of data. This mention  introduces all these aspects and enables you to acquire both the hard and soft skill necessary to succeed in a business environment. It will expand your career prospects in multiple business areas (e.g., marketing, human resources, strategy departments…).

 

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