Master in Economics: Empirical Applications and Policies

We train qualified labor

The Master in Economics, Empirical Applications and Policies is a one year master’s program at The University of the Basque Country in Bilbao (Spain). Our students learn how markets function and excel in analyzing the data these markets generate. We encourage highly motivated and quantitative inclined students to apply for this program. We start from the foundations and build sound knowledge, therefore, you do not need a background in economics.

Our students learn the theoretical, empirical and computational methods that economists use to understand markets and analyze data. Powered with these skills, our students have access to highly qualified jobs. Hence, our Master acts as a link between academia and firms demanding highly skilled human capital, such as consulting firms, think tanks and domestic or international public institutions requiring a solid research component.

Those who opt for a research career will have already acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to begin working independently on their Ph.D. dissertations. This Master is taught in English. We would like to attract bright and strongly motivated students wherever they come from.

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Take a step ahead: build your human capital with us

Be part of a small group of bright and motivated students that every year turn into well equipped economists. Well regarded and dedicated faculty will help you making the transition from a promising student to a reliable professional. Our master's program is specially designed to build your knowledge and train your skills to the point where you can conduct independent analysis for firms and governments.

At the University of the Basque Country our motto is "eman ta zabal zazu", basque for "create and spread (knowledge)". We firmly believe in equal opportunities. The University of the Basque Country is a public university, which means that the tuition fee students pay is a small fraction of the actual cost of these educational services.

The Basque is a region with an ancient culture, powerful landscape and an income per capita above the European average. If you decide to study with us, we promise you will have an unforgettable experience.

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Our Goals

We strive to shape our students into:

  • being intellectually curious and eager to learn
  • creative and original
  • autonomous
  • efficient time managers who work well under pressure

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The master in economics empirical applications and policies offers you:

  • An international atmosphere
  • One academic year
  • Whether you have an economic background or not
  • Starting from the foundations and building sound knowledge
  • Fully taught in English

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