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M.Soc.Sc Public Choice

The Public Choice program offered by Tampere University teaches students to use economic tools to address broad societal problems.

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Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: 1st of August 2021
Tuition Fee: € 10,000/year
Location: Central Campus, Tampere, Finland

The Public Choice program offered by Tampere University extends economic analysis beyond the traditional focus on market interactions to examine the intended and unintended consequences of policies and to explore how and when individual self-interest among politicians, interest groups etc. help or hinder public interest.

Public policy analysis involves understanding institutional design, policy evaluation and implementation, and decision-making. The methods include microeconomics, game theory, experimental economics, spatial econometrics, social choice theory and econometrics.

MDP in Public Choice cooperates with economics at Tampere University and invites experts from around the world to teach classes, providing students with cutting-edge approaches. The courses combine theory and practice.

A master’s degree with public choice as the major prepares students for doctoral research or for careers as professional policy analysts in policy planning and evaluation units of government agencies or ministries, the staff of elected and appointed public officials, consulting firms, and non-government organisations. The programme also provides an essential background in policy for people wishing to work as translators for government institutions.

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  • The Public Choice programme with its emphasis on economics and public policy cooperates with economics at Tampere University and invites experts from around the world to teach classes, providing students with cutting-edge approaches.
  • The courses combine theory and practice.

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I really enjoyed learning in a relaxed atmosphere, meeting other people from many countries doing different things and getting to know the University before the hustle and bustle of term time as an international degree student began.

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The programme prepares students for doctoral research or for careers as professional policy analysts, for policy planning and evaluation units of government agencies, governmental staff, the personal staffs of elected and appointed public officials, consulting firms, and non-government organisations. The programme also provides an essential background in policy and other social science issues for people wishing to work as translators for governmental institutions.

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