Study programme

Economics: Behavioural Economics and Game Theory

Distinguished professors at the Amsterdam School of Economics combine eminent teaching skills with an active research agenda, resulting in a programme that is both knowledge-intensive and research-based. You won't regret following the Behavioural Economics & Game Theory track of the Economics Master's programme in Amsterdam.

Programme Structure

The Master of Science in Economics is a one-year programme of 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit = 0.5 US credits). The course schedule is listed below. The academic year runs from September to the beginning of July and is divided into two semesters, each with three periods. Please refer to the academic calendar for the exact dates.

First semester

In the first period you will acquire an advanced level of understanding of the core of economics: Microeconomics & Game Theory, Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics. During this first part you will choose your specialisation track; in the second part of the first semester you will enroll in the first three specialisation courses.

Second semester

In the first period of the second semester you will specialise further by attending two specialisation courses. Additional courses include Advanced Game Theory, Behavioural Economics, Experimental Economics, Neuro-Economics and Evolution & Behaviour.

At the same time, you will prepare yourself for your thesis, which you will complete in the last part of the second semester.

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The Master's thesis is the final requirement to be completed prior to graduation. It will be supervised by an economics researchers from a relevant field.

Internships and exchange

Students who have completed the curriculum of the Behavioural Economics track will have the possibility of doing an internship or go on exchange. This especially gives international students a unique opportunity to experience the Dutch labour market.

Published by  Economics and Business

8 December 2017