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Master in Economics : Econometrics

Master in Economics : Econometrics

This formation is taught in english.

The 2020-2021 programme is subject to change. It is provided for information purposes only.

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  • Programme title
    Master in Economics : Econometrics
  • Programme mnemonic
  • Programme organised by
    • Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
  • Degree type
    Masters 120 credits
  • Tier
    2nd cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Human and social sciences/Economics and business management
  • Schedule type
  • Languages of instruction
  • Theoretical programme duration
    2 years
  • Campus
  • Category / Topic
    Economics and business management - Economics
  • Jury President
  • Jury Secretaries
    Georg KIRCHSTEIGER and Mathieu PARENTI


General information

Degree type

Masters 120 crédits

Theoretical programme duration

2 years

Learning language(s)


Schedule type




Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Economics and business management - Economics

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)

Succeed in your studies

ULB offers a number of activities and resources that can help you develop a successful strategy before or during your studies.

You can make the transition to higher education easier by attending preparatory courses, summer classes, and information and orientation sessions, even before you start your studies at ULB.

During your studies, many people at ULB are there specifically to help you succeed: support staff in each faculty, (inter-)faculty guidance counsellors, tutors, and experts in academic methodology.


The research-oriented Masters in Economics and in Economics and Statistics provide students with the theoretical and statistical tools required to pursue advanced analysis and research in economics.

This programme is offered in two versions:

  • The research-oriented Master in Economics provides general training in all areas of economics

  • The research-oriented Master in Economics and Statistics offers students the possibility to specialise in topics at the intersection between economics and statistics.
Programme profile M-ECOER
Programme profile M-ECOES

Teaching methods are based on a demanding system that combines theoretical and quantitative training content. The first-year of the programme is preceded by a ‘Maths Camp’ whose purpose is to bring all future students of the Master to the same high level of mathematical skills required for advanced coursework in economics. Students can then follow advanced courses in economics (macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics), supplemented by a rich array of field courses covering virtually all the main branches of economics.

The Solvay Brussels School assets

  • A location at the heart of Europe, within a comprehensive research university: the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

  • An international faculty with a staff of high-level researchers and accomplished practitioners, who work together to ensure that the training they provide is both relevant for business and policy practice and corresponds to the state of art.

  • A tradition of rigorous and demanding curricula based on solid multidisciplinary and analytical training, promoting critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • A diversity of teaching methods that are constantly revised to ensure teaching effectiveness.

  • A diverse and international student body (up to 80% in some Master programmes).

  • A comprehensive educational offering covering economics and business from the bachelor to in-company training.

  • Accreditation from EQUIS (European Foundation for Management Development) and AMBA (Association of Masters of Business Administration). AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation is underway.

Access conditions


Both variants of the Master consist of a common core of required courses, and a series of elective courses; they also both require the writing of a master’s thesis.

The research-oriented Master in Economics offers two specialisation tracks:

  • Advanced Methods

  • Topics in Economics

The research-oriented Master in Economics and Statistics offers two specialisation tracks:

  • Economics

  • Statistics

What's next ?


Most graduates of the research-oriented Master programmes start a PhD. in economics, either at ECARES (European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics) or abroad. The highly stimulating and demanding doctoral programme at ECARES leads to a variety of job opportunities, including:

  • Researcher or assistant professor in a research institute or a university (London School of Economics, Boston University, Oxford University, Central European University, etc.)

  • Economist in international institutions (OECD, European Commission, World Bank, European Central Bank, etc.)

  • Specialised consultant (Compass-Lexecon, Charles River Associates, OXERA, etc.)

  • Finance professional

Notable alumni include:

  • Marianne Bertrand, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

  • Natalie Chen, Professor of Economics, University of Warwick

  • Elisabetta Cornago, Environmental Economist, OECD - PhD candidate in Economics at ECARES, ULB

  • Pénélope Papandropoulos, Coordinator State Aid in Chief Economist Team of DG Competition – European Commission

  • Christophe Soil, CEO, Brussels Planning Bureau