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Economic Policy and Quantitative Methods (EPQM) | Master

The Master in Economic Policy and Quantitative Methods (EPQM) is a four-semester English-language program that equips students with specialized knowledge in quantitative methods for evidence-based economic policy analysis. Based on a strong theoretical foundation, the program focuses on two core branches, one in economic policy and one in quantitative methods which enables students to empirically assess economic policy using statistical software packages (e.g. STATA, R, Matlab). Students will profit from the department’s great staff-to-student ratios, its fruitful exchange with external research institutions (DIW, PIK, MCC) and opportunities from the accompanying internship program through the Center for Economic Policy Analysis (CEPA).

The Master in EPQM builds on our successful Bachelor programs in Economics (Volkswirtschaftslehre) and Policy and Economics (Politik und Wirtschaft) where students are well prepared for entering the Master program.

NameEconomic Policy and Quantitative Methods (EPQM)
DegreeMaster of Science
Standard period of study4 semesters
Credit points120
Language of instructionEnglish
Start of study (1st semester)Winter semester (October)
Application DeadlineCheck here
Tuition FeesNone (only semester fees)!

Why Studying EPQM in Potsdam?

With its proximity to national institutions of economic policy making in Berlin and regional institutions in the state capital of Brandenburg, Potsdam is a perfect location to study economic policy issues. Students will profit from:

  • the department’s excellent staff-to-student ratios
  • a wide variety of courses that offer great possibilities to specialize in Economic Policy or Quantitative Methods
  • our close cooperation with leading research institutes (DIW, PIK, MCC) and the associated internship program 
  • the possibility to participate in selected Ph.D. classes of the Berlin School of Economics at early stages
  • workshops and policy events of our Center for Economic Policy Analysis (CEPA)
  • close interaction with faculty members and guests in the weekly research seminar (PRSE)
  • international orientation and the possibility to study abroad (more information)

A limited number of student research (RA) positions is available for talented students. Contract options range from six hours per week (monthly salary: 320 EUR) up to 12 hours per week (monthly salary: 640 EUR).


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