Master Economics: Erasmus Mundus Master QEM - Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics

Introduction

Two-year Master programme in quantitative economics taught full-time in English, with the prestigious Erasmus Mundus label given by the European Union. Students can choose to study in Barcelona, Bielefeld, Paris, or Venice.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the QEM Programme, the students will:

Knowledge

  • understand the main mathematical models across all fields of quantitative economics;
  • have in-depth knowledge of relevant national and international research;
  • know how to use an econometric approach to model economic phenomenon, estimate the resulting model, and interpret the estimated parameters;
  • demonstrate mastery of the issues, theories and latest advances in at least one of the sub-fields of economics;
  • have profound knowledge about the implications of research ethics and professional responsibilities;
  • possess insight into and understanding of the societal conditions under which economic and social policies are implemented;
  • have good knowledge of European culture, history, and social norms;

Skills

  • excel in analyzing complex economic problems, designing new and innovative solutions, scientific methods and tools;
  • use and analyze, at a high level, data found in major economic journals and in the classroom;
  • master standard statistical, econometric and simulation techniques and software;
  • master basic engineering skills in programming, software, and internet technologies;
  • be able to interpret and communicate economic issues to a wider non-specialist audience including decision makers, NGOs, practitioners, and the media;
  • communicate fluently in English and at least one other European language;
  • be able to write a CV, present themselves and their work in an interview, more generally, be able to write and present ideas clearly;
  • be able to make effective use of source materials, including literature searches, references, and citations;

Competence

  • explore the relationship between theory and practice, test theories through using actual data sets;
  • demonstrate ability to conduct independent and original basic and applied research in economics;
  • articulate socio-economic policy recommendations based on sound scientific reasoning;
  • demonstrate the managerial capabilities demanded of academia, government, international organizations, NGOs, or the private sector;
  • have leadership capabilities, assume professional responsibility, and independently initiate and implement discipline-specific and interdisciplinary cooperation;
  • be able to work both independently and effectively in a team in complex and unpredictable situations requiring new solutions.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Erasmus Mundus Master in Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics QEM

Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris Spain Barcelona Germany Bielefeld Italy Venice + 6 more

Master Erasmus Mundus Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics (QEM) is an European Union approved international graduate degree programme taught full-time over two years in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. [+]

Erasmus Mundus Master in Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics QEM Master Erasmus Mundus Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics (QEM) is an European Union approved international graduate degree programme taught full-time over two years in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Taught in English, the programme is designed by a Consortium of four European Universities: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy with a network of Associated Partners consisting of international academic institutions as well as public and private companies. The course offers a rigorous education in fundamental quantitative tools by combining core economic theory with related quantitative disciplines such as Probability, Statistics, Econometrics, Finance, Actuarial Science, Mathematical Modelling, Computation and Simulation, Experimental Design, and Political Science. The breadth of courses offers students the opportunity to specialise in one of these many areas in accordance with their interests along a number of course tracks. These being areas which are increasingly vital in both research orientation for further studies and in the job market for positions in government organisations, private companies or financial institutions. The course is intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers which utilise their competency in economics, including economic theory, macroeconomics and financial forecasting, financial engineering and risk management, quantitative asset management, computational economics, quantitative trading, and applied and theoretical research. See full programme détails of Quantitative Economics Master (QEM). Each year, approximately 50 students are welcomed to the programme... [-]

Contact
Location address
QEM Office
B14, Maison des Sciences Economiques
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
106-112, Boulevard de L'Hôpital,
CEDEX 13

Paris, Ile-de-France, 75647 FR
Location address
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Campus Bellaterra

Barcelona, 08193 ES
Location address
Universität Bielefeld
Postfach 10 01 31

Bielefeld, North Rhine Westphalia, D-33501 DE
Location address
Università Ca' Foscari - Dorsoduro 3246
Venice, 30123 IT