Ilja Surkovs

Policy Economics is a specialisation for open-minded critical thinkers who want to perform sound economic analysis and give sound economic advice based on facts.
Ilja Surkovs
Student Policy Economics

Why I chose Policy Economics? 

After my Bachelor studies and some working experience in finance, I have understood that I am much more interested in broader economics, that I want to do bigger things and that I want to contribute to the society. I have chosen Erasmus School of Economics, because price/quality ratio is one of the best in Europe. Further, I chose Policy Economics because it gives a solid knowledge that could be applied.

Valuable contacts

I found seminars in Policy Evaluation and Policy Economics very interesting and value-adding. The first seminar taught us to critically analyse economic policies. The second seminar focused on the Euro Crisis. We got a solid understanding of the current challenges in Europe and what could be done to address them. Thus, after this programme one is able to analyse economic policies both at a micro level using technical tools and at a macro by having a broad conceptual understanding.

Another strong aspect of the programme is that you can make very valuable contacts, which can really help you with your future career. Currently I am finalising my Master's thesis and waiting for the start of a traineeship in the field of Policy Economics.