Master of Science Economic Policy and Quantitative Methods

Haus 7 Campus Griebnitzsee

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.).