Objectives and professional roles

OBJECTIVES

EGM is a master course addressed to students seeking a degree that combines a solid training in economics with quantitative techniques and a thorough knowledge of the European and global economic and institutional context.
In the era of information and globalization these are key competencies: students of Economics and Global Markets learn how to assess the impact of normative, institutional and policy changes on businesses’conduct, households choices and countries’ growth prospects.

The course provides sound economic foundations, institutional knowledge as well as statistical and econometric methods coupled with skills regarding the use of datasets, from balance sheets to official statics and big data, necessary to perform applied analysis at various level of aggregation, impact evaluations and forecast scenarios at the macro and firm level. The course covers a wide range of economics fields, including international economics, industrial economics, labour economics, public policy, energy economics and macroeconomics.

The curriculum EGM-EMOS enhances statistical skills, offers a teaching environment strictly linked to National Statistical Offices and European Institutions like Eurostat and innovative teaching methods like webinar. Offers summer/spring schools and requires compulsory internships at National Statistical Offices.

Visiting scholars and students from all over the world enhance the international perspective of the course; a double degree program is active with the University of Trier (Germany) and internships, stages and learning periods abroad are encouraged and assisted.  Teaching methods and Faculty-Students meetings are part of the learning methods and aim to raise students’ critical approach and their communications abilities; a mentoring program is also in place to guide and advice each student throughout the two-years. On the whole students develop language, relational and decisional skills which will strengthen the specific economic competences and prepare to high-level professional careers.
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CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates are expected to successfully compete for jobs in firms and financial institutions, in consulting, in national and international public institutions and corporates. Graduates will aim to roles that require abilities to relate to international partners, assess the efficacy of institutional and normative changes, governmental policies as well as specific programs and businesses’ investments, where autonomous judgment and decisional capacity are required.

EGM-EMOS graduates will aim to positions where statistical leadership in handling and understanding large amount of data and in using data for decision making are crucial activities.

Examples of specific competences of EGM and EGM-EMOS graduates that are valuable in both private firms and public institutions are:

  • Conduct macro- and micro-economic analysis, applying models and using data and econometric techniques.
  • Study the socioeconomic impacts of new public policies, regulations, proposed legislation, taxes…
  • Advice businesses on competition and regulation policies at EU or national level, considering implication for businesses’ conduct
  • Produce market assessments and trends at various level of aggregation
  • Forecast growth potential of regions or countries and emerging markets
  • Assess energy scenarios and sustainable growth prospects
  • Manage relationships with regulatory authorities
  • Handling data production and data interpretation for mission, specific business activities or consultancy