Advanced Master in Political Economy

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

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  • 12 months
  • in person

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Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management


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Who should attend

This program seeks Master students or junior professionals with a degree in economics, political science or statistics (but also in other disciplines - such as maths, management or finance), with strong academic background, the intellectual curiosity and discipline that are necessary to succeed in a very demanding environment and willing to take up global political and economic challenges.

About the course

The Advanced Master in Political Economy aims at providing you the knowledge and the skills needed to evaluate and address global and local economic challenges, which require a solid understanding of the institutions and political settings in which they arise.

Become one of the next generation economists

By the end of this Advanced Master, you will be able to gain a firm understanding of the incentives and behavior of economic (consumers, firms) and political agents (legislatures, government agencies, judicial institutions, NGOs, activist groups, the media), explore the technological and political constraints that shape government interventions, cultivate a deep understanding of the reciprocal relationship between politics and markets and design better government regulations by the investigation of corporate stakeholders and their motivations.

Get the most out of the joint Georgetown-Solvay experience

The Brussels-Washington joint degree in Political Economy is an innovative one-year program combining the strengths of two internationally-renowned institutions. Learn from expert decision-makers in Europe and North-America and explore the specificities and differences between the approaches taken on each continent, their impact in various geopolitically crucial regions around the world and the complex relationships with other actors within this global governance architecture.

Visit EU and US-based institutions

Every year, we organise for the students of the Advanced Master in Political Economy on-site meetings that guide students through the inner-workings of international institutions, both in Europe and the US, such as at the European Commission, the World Bank, the OECD, the IMF and various think tanks.

Increase your skillset

Develop strong new competencies and acquire a toolbox which will help you rigorously analyze both the economics and the politics behind the key policy questions of the 21st century. Develop your soft skills and become more prepared and self-confident to face recruiters.

Other benefits:

  • The Solvay & Georgetown interactive teaching methodology: constantly challenge yourself
  • Small classes, big experience
  • The faculty: learn from an exceptional cast of academics and practitioners
  • Experience diversity & an international learning environment
  • Take your career to the next level
  • Join the Solvay & Georgetown Alumni Network


Christophe Croux

Speciality : Data Science Expertise : Mathematical and computational statistics, marketing modelling, applied econometrics Bio Christophe Croux , Ph.D, is Professor of Data Science at EDHEC Business School. He was a professor in statistics and econometrics at the Université Libre de Bruxelle...

Micael Castanheira

Hold a Ph.D. in Economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Now a senior research fellow ("Directeur de Recherche") with the Belgian National Science Foundation and work at ECARES, a research center of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (faculty Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Manage...

Bram De Rock

Professor in Mathematical Economics at Ecares (SBS-EM) Professor is Statistics at Kulak (KULeuven) Honorary Senior Research Associate at University College London (UCL) and International research fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) Education PhD in Economics (2007, KULeuven) PhD...

Sebastien Gay

Dr. Sebastien Gay is the Director of Financial Analysis at the Congressional Budget Office. He also teaches in the Department of Economics at Georgetown University. Prior to joining CBO, Dr. Gay was on the faculty at the University of Chicago Department of Economics. He was also a Director at th...

Kai-Uwe Kühn

Kai-Uwe Kühn is a Professor of Economics and Deputy Director of the Centre for Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia. He holds visiting appointments at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) and Georgetown University. From May 2011 to August 2013, Prof. Kühn was C...

Franco Peracchi

Franco Peracchi is the Director of the Masters Program in Economics and a Professor of the Practice at Georgetown University. He is also a Fellow of the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) in Rome, Italy. After receiving a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the LSE...

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