Public Policy Specialisation

It is important that you check your academic regulations before deciding which courses you wish to follow. The courses listed below is in the economics and political science fields as reqiured in the academic regulations.

When considering which elective courses you wish to attend, please pay attention to the principles used for the time tables to avoid overlapping courses. Find the course clusters in the Course registration section or check the Timetables for overlapping courses.

Please find the course descriptions in the course catalogue.

For students at BSc level, please refer to your academic regulation or your study portal.

Mandatory Courses

Mandatory courses - Autumn:
4428: Politics and Economics of the EU (10 ECTS)
4518: The Economics of the Welfare State (10 ECTS)

Mandatory courses -Spring:
4427: Economics of Competition and Regulation (10 ECTS)     
5425: Applied Public Policy (P) (10 ECTS)

Elective Courses - Spring 2024

Political Science:
211F24 The Politics of Time: Exploring the Temporal Dimension of Democracy (10 ECTS)
212F24 Comparative Climate Politics (10 ECTS)
213F24 Politicians and Political Parties in a Modern Media Environment (10 ECTS)
221F24 Gender and Politics: What are the Reasons Behind Differences Between Men and Women's Political Participation (10 ECTS)
222F24 Party Polarisation: A New Challenge to European Democracies? (10 ECTS)
223F24 The Myth of the (Ir)rational Voter? Attitudes, Beliefs and Political Information (10 ECTS)
224F24 The Multiethnic Society: Tensions and Accomodation (10 ECTS)
241F24 Contemporary Issues in Housing Policy (10 ECTS)
242F24 Management and Leadership in the Healthcare Sector (10 ECTS)
261F24 Advanced Quantitative Political Methodology: Causal Inference (10 ECTS)
262F24 Computational Text Analysis (10 ECTS)
264F24 Political Data Science

4118: Business Data Analysis (10 ECTS)
4542: Monetary Economics (10 ECTS)
5361: Macro Finance (10 ECTS)
5415: (P) Micro and Macro Models of the Labor Market (10 ECTS)
5527: The Economics of Pension and Demographics (10 ECTS)
5620: (P) Economic Forecasting (10 ECTS)
6450: Advanced Microeconomic Theory (10 ECTS)
6652: Advanced Econometrics (10 ECTS)

Elective Courses - Summer 2023

Political Science

AUG1F23 Coercive Institutions: Implications for Bureaucrats, Citizens, and Public Administration (10 ECTS)
AUG3F23 Development Policy: Explanation, Implementation, Effect (10 ECTS)
AUG4F23 Organisation Theoretical Perspectives on Public Organisations (10 ECTS)

Summer University:

EU Politics in Theory and Practice (International Summer Course in Brussels) (10 ECTS)


4805: Summer Topics in Economics (5 ECTS)
4810: Summer Topics in Economics (10 ECTS)

There are no courses in Economics for Public Policy in August 2023

Elective Courses - Autumn 2023

Political Science:
212E23 The Political Implications of a Rapidly Changing Media Landscape (10 ECTS)
244E23 Politics of Housing (10 ECTS)
243E23 Interacting with "the System": How the Public Administration Impacts Citizens' Trust (10 ECTS)
245E23 Performance Measurements, Management and Data-informed Learning (10 ECTS)
211E23 Climate Politics (10 ECTS)
241E23 Welfare Fit for the future? Perspectives on Citizens as Coproducers of Public Services (10 ECTS)
263E23 Political Data Science: Digital Skills (10 ECTS)
227E23 Political Psychology from an Evolutionary Perspective (10 ECTS)
224E23 The Crisis of European Politics? Public Opinion Transformation in the Age of Realignment and Populism (10 ECTS)
101E23 Leadership and Motivation in Public Organisations (Note 20 ECTS)
214E23 Advanced European Union Politics (10 ECTS)
261E23 Bayesian Statistics (10 ECTS)
265E23 Surveys and Survey Experiments in Political Science (10 ECTS)
221E23 True or False? The Influence of (Mis)information on Citizens' Political Perceptions and Attitudes (10 ECTS)
223E23 Political Geography - the Importance of the Local Environment for Political Behaviour (10 ECTS)
222E23 Computational Methods and Analysis of Political Text, Audio and Image (10 ECTS)


4407: Labour Economics (10 ECTS)
4425: Micro 2 (10 ECTS)
4505: Macro 2 (10 ECTS)
4615: Microeconometrics (10 ECTS)
4616: Time Series Econometrics (10 ECTS)
4645: Machine Learning Methods in Empirical Economics (10 ECTS)
5418: Health Economics (10 ECTS)
5440: Environmental Economics (P) (10 ECTS)
5461: Development Economics (10 ECTS)    
5522: International Economics (10 ECTS)
5524: Economic Growth and the Environment (10 ECTS)
5637: Applied Micro Econometrics (P) (10 ECTS)
6954: Mathematical Analysis  (10 ECTS)