Dian van Rooi_alumnus Economics

Program and courses Economics: Law and Economics track

Analyze causes of imperfect competition and identify rules and regulations that ensure fair competition while mitigating negative effects on productivity and technological change. Also considering the legal aspects, discussing the relevant legal concepts and laws.

Program structure

This one-year track of MSc Economics consists of 60 credits (ECTS):

  • 6 core courses (27 ECTS)
  • 3 elective courses (18 ECTS)
  • Master’s thesis (15 ECTS)

You can start at the end of August or at the end of January. However, the curriculum is primarily designed for the program to start at the end of August (Fall semester), as courses in the Fall semester lay groundwork for courses in the Spring semester. If you believe that you have sufficient knowledge to enter directly into the Spring semester, you are also welcome to start at the end of January.

Program content

Core courses
Elective courses
Master's thesis

You will find a detailed description of the courses and required literature in our course catalog.

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Please Note: programs are subject to change. We advise you to look up the current program in Osiris Student at the start of the year.


Make the most of your Master's

In the first semester of the regular program, you can also apply for the following advanced programs:

Extended Master: traineeship (+0.5 years)

Short overview of the Law and Economics track

Analyze causes of imperfect competition and identify rules and regulations that ensure fair competition while mitigating negative effects on productivity and technological change. Also considering the legal aspects, discussing the relevant legal concepts and laws.

  • Tailored for a career at competition authorities, regulatory bodies, Ministries of Economic Affairs, large consultancy firms, specialized economic consultancies on competition and regulation, international organizations such as EU and OECD, and economic departments of large firms.
  • Great diversity in nationalities, with about 50% international fellow students.

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