Economic Policy Consulting

... looks into questions such as ...

  • • What should an economically viable adaptation to climate change look like? • What kind of incentives for maximising electromobility should be implemented? • What are the macroeconomic consequences of decarbonisation? • Which measures should a municipality take to combat long-term unemployment? • How could development aid be rendered more efficient?
  • How can political decision-makers be advised in economic situations?
  • The thing I enjoy the most are the open discussions with my fellow students and teachers on new ways and methods of approaching challenges from an economic perspective.

    Fabian Schäfer, Master's degree read more ...

Degree programmes


Economic Policy Consulting, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Science
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German, English

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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it combines theoretical understanding of economic and financial policy with real-life scenarios. Another element of the course is acquiring and optimising transdisciplinary competencies.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Regional, International and Development Economics
  • Environmental, Resource and Energy Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory and Application

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • qualifications in economics, basic mathematical and statistical know-how, German and English language skills, good communication skills


  • economic policy issues

struggle through:

  • data analyses, different negotiation and presentation situations

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Management and Economics
  • Economics
  • East Asian Economics and Politics
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Social Sciences
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in consulting enterprises
  • in governmental institutions
  • in private research organisations
  • in associations and economic departments of enterprises
  • in financial institutions

And else?

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done in the 3rd semester.
Duration: one semester

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Michèle Lorraine Teufel
Building, Room: GD 03/229
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22687
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft WiWi
Building, Room: GD 03/165
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27854
Website Fachschaft


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