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Policy Economics

Good policy economists are scarce and your career perspectives will be excellent. After graduating you are able to work as an applied policy economist at ministries, applied research institutes, bureaus for policy analysis, and international institutions. Most of our alumni start working within one month after graduation. They become policy advisors, consultants, data scientists, analysts, researchers and entrepreneurs. Some of the places where our Policy Economics alumni work are:

  • Ministries in the Netherlands and abroad
  • CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Research or similar institutions for applied policy research abroad, for example Ifo Munich or IFS London
  • Central Banks
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • The European Commission
  • Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM)
  • Consulting companies, for example PwC, Monitor Deloitte and Steward Redqueen
  • Universities, applied research institutes and economic thinktanks
  • Research departments of financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies or pension funds.*

Population ageing and stable demand from the public sector for well-educated policy economists contribute to the excellent career prospects. The private sector values the strong analytical skills of graduates of this programme, while universities and research departments demand graduates with applied research interests.

*Based on details from alumni graduated between January 2018 and July 2021

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