The Master in Economic Policy and Quantitative Methods (EPQM) is a four-semester English-language program. It addresses current economic and socio-political topics related to labour markets, inequality, human behaviour, economic growth and sustainability and discusses instruments of economic policy to tackle these issues. Besides a strong theoretical core in economics, the program has a particular focus on methods for quantitative empirical analysis, that enables students to empirically assess economic policy. Incorporating a voluntary internship module, the program offers the possibility to combine theoretical knowledge with practical experience in economic policy analysis and evidence-based policy making.
Graduates of the M.Sc. in EPQM are well equipped to either pursue an academic career or an ambitious professional career. Students acquire knowledge about evidence-based policy analysis that is in demand in many fields. It prepares students for successful careers as professional economists and policy analysts in research, finance, business and policy advising as well as positions in the public sector or international institutions. The Master degree also paves the way for Ph.D. studies and an academic career.
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 (BSE) 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 (Erasmus, partner universities, etc.).