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Master in Economics of Public Policy

Nezih Guner Caterina Calsamiglia - Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

A letter to prospective students
from Prof. Nezih Guner, Program Director
and Prof. Caterina Calsamiglia, Deputy Director

"The Economics of Public Policy Program aims to provide students with the tools of economic and quantitative analysis used in public policy design and evaluation."

Master Program Overview

Skills acquired in this master program

  • A rigorous understanding of economic theory behind the design and evaluation of public policies.
  • Ability to apply state-of-the-art empirical tools to evaluate public policies.
  • An understanding of institutional frameworks in which public policies are designed and implemented.
  • Ability to write technical and non-technical reports on public policy.
  • Graduates from business administration, economics and other social sciences (demography, political sciences, sociology) with a quantitative background.
  • Professionals from governmental and non-governmental institutions who want to upgrade their skills.
  • Aspiring PhD students who want to build a solid foundation.

2012-13 is the first edition of the master program in the Economics of Public Policy. Alumni outlook data will be available in Fall 2013.

Potential employers of program graduates include:

  • Public Institutions
  • Non-government Organizations (NGOs)
  • International Organizations
  • Consulting Firms

Program details and structure

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Structure: 9 months (3 trimesters), full time
  • Tuition: 14,500 €
    Fees listed are for the 2015-16
    academic year and are subject to change for future editions of the master program.
  • Campus: Ciutadella (UPF) and Bellaterra (UAB)
  • Degree awarded: Master Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis (awarded jointly with UPF and UAB)

All programs in the Barcelona GSE Master Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis have been recognized by the Catalan and Spanish Education authorities within the framework of the Bologna Process (in Spanish, “Master Universitario o Master Oficial”). 

Indicadors de qualitat 

Applications for 2016-17 will open in November.

If you like, we can send you a reminder by email when applications open.


Student Profile

Facts, figures, and faces of EPP students


Alumni Outlook

Professional career paths and doctoral placements of program graduates


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