Econometrics and Mathematical Economics: Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar) track
Apply mathematical and statistical methods to solve real-world challenges in everything from economic policy and the labor market, to capital investment, strategic behavior of firms, and individual decision-making. This track particularly focuses on how these methods can be applied to societal challenges as pensions, aging and retirement. This track is offered by Netspar, a renowned research network on this topic in the Netherlands and Europe.
National Student Survey, 2018 | n=17 (all tracks of this program)
National Alumni Survey, 2017 | n=25
National Alumni Survey, 2017 | n=25
Program and courses
Apply mathematical and statistical methods to important societal issues in the area of pensions, aging and retirement, within the Netspars' network.
- Address important societal questions, such as:
- How can we make sure that everybody enjoys a good retirement?
- What is the impact of the growing need for long-term care on a financially healthy old age?
- How do we deal with behavioral issues, when people can plan and finance their own retirement?
- Howe do we solve new issues in a dynamic, changing labor market in which the retirement age increases, people work longer, at diminished certainty because of flexible contracts?
- The Netspar track gives you access to a valuable network, including internships and company visits with Netspar partners, such as the Dutch National Bank, Achmea, Nationale Nederlanden, Robeco, PGGM and the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.
- The Netspar track also has inspired teachers with hands-on knowledge of the current pension debate, a Netspar certificate, a chance to a Netspar Thesis Award (€ 3,000), and excellent job opportunities.
- In the first semester of the regular program, you can also apply for the following on advanced programs:
* The Extended Master, which adds a half year traineeship to the regular Master's program.
* The QTEM network program, which adds a full year to the program, which you will spend at a QTEM partner university and a corporate partner.
Typical courses are:
- The Economics and Finance of Pensions
- Panel Data Analysis of Microeconomic Decisions
- Time Series and their Applications
With a Master’s in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics - in combination with the Netspar track - you are awarded an internationally-recognized degree, qualified to pursue careers in a range of different organizations, such as government institutions, pension funds banks, insurance companies, and research departments of large companies.
Some examples of our graduates’ careers:
- Policy Advisor bij DNB
- Market Risk Analyst at ING
- Business Analyst at Royal Dutch Shell
- Number of months until first paid job: 1.1
- Finds a job within 3 months after graduation: 92%
- Finds a job within 1 month after graduation: 76%
- The gross monthly income per month of graduates in the first year after graduation: €3.226
Source: National Alumni Survey, 2017 (based on an average of our three econometric Master’s programs combined: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science, and Business Analytics and Operations Research) | n=25
Application and admission
This Master’s program starts:
At the end of August and at the end of January
Best preparatory programs:
Bachelor's degree in Econometrics or a similar qualification
Only open to Research University students, not for students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO). The Pre-Master's program starts at the end of August and will take half a year (one semester) to complete (up to 30 ECTS).
Tuition fees and scholarships
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