Institut d'etudes Européennes
De l'Université libre de Bruxelles


Master in Economics - Economic Analysis and European Policy

Organised by the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management with the label of the Institut d'Etudes européennes.

Academic in charge of the Masters course: Patrick Legros and Philippe Weil

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The Master in Economics – Analysis, Policy and Research proposes a rigorous and advanced training in all key economics disciplines, such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. The training is completed by two seminars (one quantitative, one thematic) and the writing of a master thesis which develops the students’ autonomy and capacity to lead important projects and communicate with others.

The possibility to choose a field of specialization (Financial Economics, Innovation and Markets, International Economics, and Socio-economic policy) provides students with solid expertise to analyse complex economic problems and become skilled decision-makers who can generate innovative solutions in a changing economic world.

The classes are mostly given in English (10% to 20% in French depending on the options).


Curriculum in details


Main assets

A mix that works well: rigour and international mobility

The teaching methods advocated by Ernest Solvay have made the reputation of the Solvay Brussels School. The quality of its training courses is based on a demanding regime that combines theory and practice. The student will therefore benefit from high quality scientific background training, rigorous training in economics and management, numerous opportunities to travel as part of a stay abroad (international exchange programme, dual certificates, Masters in a network of universities) and language learning.

Leading programmes of lectures

The programmes are constantly adapted and reflect the evolutions of the different disciplines of economics and management. Regularly adapted to changes in the economic world, the training courses in particular include teaching methods such as case studies, seminars and group work. This whole package optimizes the interactivity between the students and the teaching staff. The curricula aim to stimulate an entrepreneurial mindset, analytical capacities, decision-making, listening to everyone, the capacity to work in a team and openness to the world.


Career prospects

Our comprehensive and multipurpose training courses in economics offer our graduates a broad range of careers.

  • Economist in public or private organisations, national or international organisations
  • Consultant in economics and in finance
  • Academic researcher: PhD thesis, access via PhD training course

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Admissions start in April.

Please refer to the dedicated web page of the Institut d’Etude Européennes.


Current students

For more documents specific to your Masters programme, go to our Students' corner web page.