MSc Economics

Applications open November 27, 2019.

Please note: the program launch date is contingent upon the granting of initial accreditation by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation.

The Master of Science in Economics at NYU Abu Dhabi provides program graduates with the theoretical and quantitative foundations for a successful professional career in national and international policymaking institutions, or for continuing PhD studies at the world’s best doctoral programs in economics. The master's program aims to satisfy the demanding requirements of modern economic theory and practice.

Students will learn to:

  • Collect, analyze, and present economic data using the latest statistical and econometric methods.
  • Assess current social and economic challenges (e.g., the sustainability of a social security system or the impact of a change in the tax code) through the lens of state-of-the art empirical, theoretical, and computational models.

The master's program builds naturally on NYU Abu Dhabi’s strong undergraduate major in economics, leveraging the significant existing teaching and research strength of the faculty. A strong quantitative perspective will prepare graduates for the depth of understanding necessary for leadership as well as the tools required to expand the frontiers of knowledge.

Housed within Social Science and drawing on an international faculty and student body, the program will benefit from the intercultural insights, the broadest international challenges and the nuanced role of economics within the full array of social science methodologies.