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Advanced master in International and Development Economics - ECON2MC

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Retour en début de pageStudy objectives

The objective of this programme is to make a contribution to the training of players, both current and future, in economic policy.

There is a triple approach to the programme. First, it deals with questions of macroeconomic and commercial policy relative to growth and better integration of the economy within the global market. Second, it examines the institutional structures necessary for the effective working of a market economy and the issue of their adequacy for specific national contexts. Finally, it analyzes the effects of various policies on poverty and inequality and studies ways of reducing these problems.  

This triple approach is designed to provide students with the most global view possible of economic problems. It aims to enable them to acquire a method of scientific, realistic and original analysis of what is economically, socially and politically possible to promote economic and social progress.

The programme meets the often-repeated demand, voiced by governments, international organizations and the academic community, to find men and women
- capable of proposing and implementing innovative programmes for economic and human development, based on rigorous economic analysis and adapted in the light of both local aspirations and international constraints ;
- capable of understanding and evaluating the models and methods used by international organizations, foreign governments and consultants in development aid and in international economic  relations ;
- capable of educating others, particularly in clarifying with local decision makers and the public at large the reason for and the usefulness of economic reforms.

The programme also aims to satisfy the wish of many students and young people in a professional capacity
- to acquire international level expertise in economic analysis and increase their professional skills ;
- to compare their own individual experience with other perceptions of the global economy ;
- to acquire the maturity necessary for a clearer definition of their career or research objectives.

The programme is taught in French and English alternatively. French is used during the academic years ending with an even number and English during the academic years ending with an odd number.

Retour en début de pageGeneral presentation of the programme

The Advanced Master in International Economics and Development is an inter-university programme organized in the framework of the Economics School of Louvain (ESL) which groups together the Departments of Economics at UCL and the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP) in Namur. The programme benefits from the support of the Standing Committee for University Co-operation towards Development (CUD).

Most of the courses are held in Namur. Courses are held at Louvain-la-Neuve one day of the week. (In the detailed programme, the Namur courses are prefixed FUNDP.)

The Advanced Master in International Economics and Development is a programme of 60 credits in one year, taught one year in French and the following year in English. It comprises a refresher course, courses and seminars on three areas of study, optional subjects and the production of a dissertation (individual project).

The details of the programme for the Advanced Master are available at :

The foundation course takes place at the beginning of the first semester. A minimum of three courses are held in the first semester (usually one per module). Dissertations should be completed before the June examination session.

Retour en début de pagePositioning of the programme

This programme is a Master following a 2nd cycle degree. Exceptionally, some students may go on to a doctorate.  

Retour en début de pageCertificates

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