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International Economic Policy Analysis Specialization


Students develop an advanced understanding of the economic forces resulting from government intervention and become familiar with their associated impact. They master advanced econometric tools to both comprehend and dissect research that can be useful later in their careers.

The specialization in International Economic Policy Analysis prepares students to work in a diverse range of global economic policy institutions, including central banks, government finance ministries, trade policy institutions, financial regulatory agencies, macroeconomic think tanks, and international lending institutions.

We recommend that every student in this specialization writes a paper, particularly with a focus in empirical analysis of trade policy, or a Master’s Thesis. Students must complete 20 credits in fulfillment of the requirements listed below to earn this specialization. If you have any questions about scheduling, contact your program advisor.

An option for MA and MBA students.

Careers in International Economic Policy & Analysis

Explore careers in international economic policy and analysis, companies recruiting Brandeis IBS students, and profiles of our alumni working in organizations like the African Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank.

Faculty Specializing in Economic Policy

From a Senior International Economist for the US International Trade Commission to the recent Economic Advisor and Head of the Monetary and Economic Department at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, you can be assured you’re learning International Economic Policy Analysis from some of the top professionals in the field.


Learn more about the requirements for earning a specialization in international economic policy & analysis, including foundational courses and electives.