Master in Applied Labour Economics for Development

Master in Applied Labour Economics for Development
Master
Labour market

Master in Applied Labour Economics for Development

26 October 2020–31 December 2021
The course is available in English

Gain stronger expertise in labour and development economics  as well as in the design and evaluation of policies and projects that place employment at the heart of policy making. The programme provides a unique opportunity to learn in an international setting together with leading academics and experts.

Key features
Modern Methods

Learn by doing, through case studies, workshops, and group exercises

Inspiring Discussions

Exchange ideas with international students and faculty

High-Level Resources

Engage with experts from the ILO and other international organizations

Who attends this course?
  • Recent university graduates from developing and developed countries who seek a career focused on labour economics and development
  • Professionals in government, UN agencies, other multilateral organizations and bilateral agencies, social partners, research institutions, NGOs and other relevant organizations
Master in Numbers
9
Editions
160+
Participants
54
Countries
What are the topics?

The degree combines training in analytical and quantitative economic methods in different development contexts.

  • Fundamentals in economics
  • Labour market policies and institutions
  • Basic and advanced quantitative methods
  • Data collection methods, data analysis and measurement
     
What will I learn?

The Master’s programme prepares students and professionals from both advanced and developing countries.

  • Analysis of economic and labour market issues
  • Evaluation of policies that place employment at the core of economic, social and development policymaking
  • Analytical and quantitative economic methods for different development contexts
What will I be able to do?

The programme balances traditional classes on theory, concepts and methods by experienced academics with concrete case studies and practical assignments.

  • Analyse the economy and labour market using a “jobs-lens”
  • Draw on insights to shape an effective policy response
  • Apply evidence-based policymaking on labour market dynamics
 

The contact with classmates from all over the world contributes to make the whole thing more enriching than a mere academic program. MALED has the characteristic to provide learnings that help people grow both professionally and personally.

Alejandro Javier Flores Morán
El Salvador, 2016/2017 edition
Why should I enroll?

Students learn by studying, collaborating, and observing practitioners in action.

  • Mix of lecturers, researchers, practitioners and experts from bilateral and international agencies.
  • Research findings and tools developed by the ILO, other international organizations and the academic institutions associated with the programme.
  • Career opportunities in national administrations, international organizations, bilateral and multilateral development agencies, non-profit organizations, consulting and research institutions.
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