Master of Science in Applied Economics (MScAPEC)

Using the toolbox of economics towards practical problems

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MScAPEC key features

  • Applied courses in micro/macroeconomic policy and econometrics
  • Carefully designed curriculum that embodies a variety of policy applications
  • Optional major in specialized areas:
    • Public finance and regulation
    • Energy and environmental policy; or
    • Trade and migration
  • Selected courses taught by professional economists who practice in their respective fields, including staff from:
    • UN Conference on Trade and Development
    • Swiss National Bank
    • Swiss Federal Office for Spatial Development
    • Private consultancy
  • Small class size, ample opportunities for interactions with instructors as well as outside practitioners
  • Excellent placement records

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The curriculum of this master is a revamped version of the earlier Master in economics (MScECON) that existed prior to 2017. The new curriculum offers more options to the students as well as the possibility to obtain a specialised major.