Major Economic Policy


The major Economic policy aims at students looking for a job that determines economic policy, in the very broad sense of the word (not only government, but also social partners, central bank, international institutions, financial institutions, ...). You study the role of the government in the economy: efficient allocation, government intervention and failure, inequality and poverty, social choice, and optimal taxation. We will teach you how you can deal with the current problems that welfare states face through an adapted policy. You also master the aspects that a central bank is faced with when conducting its monetary policy (in particular the ECB). In addition, the environmental and energy policy is discussed extensively: the central focus is on the optimal use of scarce resources and the related concepts of cost-efficiency, cost-effectiveness and information problems. Finally, you will discover the effects of fiscal policy on key macroeconomic variables such as economic growth and employment. Finally, the master’s dissertation is a very important element. Via that dissertation you can show that you are able to apply the acquired knowledge to a problem independently.

Who are we?

All courses in the Master of Science in Economics are organised by professors who are eager to share their knowledge with you! Want to find out more? Check out their (international) publications!

Courses related to this major

Students can choose three courses from the list mentioned above.

More information (content, teaching methods, etc.) can be found in the course specifications.

  1. Public Economics
  2. Fiscal Policy
  3. Environmental and Energy Policy
  4. Trade and Migration Policy
  5. Monetary Policy
  6. Institutional Economics
  7. Social Policy

Why choose the major Economic Policy?


Valeryia Yersh

  • from Belarus
  • choose the major Economic Policy
  • "The education here was high-quality, but very demanding. I felt secure here and if I had a problem there was always someone to come to. The professors here are really smart people, they are extremely intelligent and love what they do. I have so much respect for your country and system of education. Belgium knows how to teach and is one of the most developed countries in the world."
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