Master’s in Economic Analysis of Public Policies

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"The MEAPP contains all the elements to train graduate students in the proper evaluation and good design of major public policies, especially in fields such as labour market, health, infrastructure, energy and the environment. The Masters Programme should help benefit both developing and developed countries through the improvements in the design and efficiency of public policies that its alumni will help implement once joining the working world.”

Luiz De Mello, Deputy Chief of Staff of the OECD Secretary-General.


The Master's in Economics Analysis of Public Policies (MEAPP) is an official Master's program recognized by the competent national acreditation agencies.  

Students are first exposed to the theoretical and empirical tools that are commonly used to analyze public policy in economics. The instruments are not presented in the abstract but always in relation to their end use, in this case, the evaluation and design of goods and services provided by the public sector. 

After this, the program focuses on analyzing specific public policies. Thus, students study a range of subjects that cover some of the most important areas of public intervention such as health, poverty, labor markets, environment and energy. 

Finally, students will complete their training with an independent and original work in the form of a Master’s Thesis where they will deepen and expand upon an issue or area covered in the course.

The Master’s study program corresponds to 60 ECTS and can be followed in either one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). Note for part-time students: University regulations require a minimum of 30 ECTS undertaken in the first year. Thus, in the context of the part-time itinerary displayed below they must follow an additional subject in the first year which they can choose from the pool of fall term subjects.  

The academic year is divided into fall, spring and summer terms: subjects in the fall are worth 3 ECTS each, while those in the spring term correspond to 4 ECTS each. 

Classes are in the afternoon and are in English.

The summer term will be exclusively devoted towards the Master’s Thesis which represents 12 ECTS. 

The course itinerary is as follows: 

 

FULL TIME

PART TIME 

 

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

Fall Term 

Fall Term

Fall Term

First half

First half

First half

Microeconometrics

Microeconometrics

 

Macroeconomics

 

Macroeconomics

Public Economics

Public Economics

 

Survey Methods

 

Survey Methods

Second half

Second half

Second half

Econometric Methods for Policy Evaluation

Econometric Methods for Policy Evaluation

 

Project Analysis and Evaluation

 

Project Analysis and Evaluation

Industrial Organization

Industrial Organization

 

    Institutions and Development

 

Institutions and Development

Spring Term

Spring Term

Spring Term

First half

First half 

First half

     Applications for Market Design

Applications for Market Design

 

Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy

 Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy

 

Environmental Economics and Management

 

Environmental Economics and Management

Second half

Second half

Second half

Labor Market Institutions and Policy

Labor Market Institutions and Policy

 

Economics of Health Policy

Economics of Health Policy

 

Energy Economics

Energy Economics

 

 

 

 

Summer Term

Summer Term

Summer Term

Master's Thesis

 

Master's Thesis