Economics: Markets and Regulation
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 Markets and Regulation track of the Economics MSc in Amsterdam.
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The Master of Science in Economics is a one-year programme of 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit = 0,5 US credit). 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.
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 enrol in the first three specialisation courses, Advanced Industrial Organization and Regulation, followed by the intensive course Empirical Market Analysis.
In the first period of the second semester you will specialise further by attending two specialisation courses: Competition Policy and Applied Industrial Organisation. These focus on several landmark competition cases and the economic theory of harm that is at the heart of them. You will learn to apply theoretical and empirical industrial organisation. At the same time you will start preparing yourself for your thesis research, in the Research Seminar. You will complete your thesis in the last part of the second semester.
You can download the schedule for the Markets & Regulation track of the Master’s programme in Economics below. For more information on the content of the courses, please refer to the digital course catalogue.
The Master’s thesis is the final requirement to be completed prior to graduation. It will be supervised by one of the economics researchers from the relevant field.
Internships and exchange
Students who have completed the curriculum of the Markets and Regulation track will have the possibility of doing an internship or go on exchange abroad. This also gives international students a unique opportunity to experience the Dutch labour market.