Society and Culture / Master's degree programme
Economics, Public Policy and Sustainability

General information for the a.y. 2022-2023

Disciplinary areaSociety and Culture
Duration 2 years - 120 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Partially taught in English (14 courses)
Teaching method Lectures
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations
Call for Application / Short list Extract of the Call for application to the master's degree Programme in ECONOMICS, PUBLIC POLICY AND SUSTAINABILITY (EPPS)
Bando di ammissione al corso di laurea magistrale in ECONOMIA, POLITICHE PUBBLICHE E SOSTENIBILITA' (EPPS)


The Master's Degree in Economics, Public Policy and Sustainability (EPPS) aims to train experts to design, implement, monitor and evaluate public policies and to define management strategies in compliance with economic, social and environmental sustainability objectives. The programme responds to the need to formulate regulation and support policies for the economic development of companies and territories with the aim of improving the future of the next generations. The curriculum combines multidisciplinary skills in economics, business, law and data analysis. Graduates can take on decision-making roles of significant responsibility in a range of working environments, in the public, private and third sectors. The link with the labour market is enhanced by the opportunity of internships with national and international research bodies, local administrations, businesses and third sector organisations and by the possibility of following an educational pathway that prepares and enhances critical thinking and the development of soft skills, including team work and problem solving, which are included in some teachings that also make use of innovative teaching methods.

Course content

The programme focuses on the analysis of public policies and economic-quantitative techniques for evaluating their effects, also considering their implementation from a legal-administrative, managerial and human resources organisation perspective. The programme aims to develop skills in the following areas: design and analysis of public policies at regional, national and supranational level; monitoring and evaluation of investments by businesses and public administrations; data analysis for the study of economic and business scenarios; public accounting and sustainability reporting; strategies for business management and relations between businesses and the territory; administrative law; innovation and evaluation of new organisational models for managing diversity and inclusion in businesses and public administrations.

Career options

Graduates can hold management/executive positions in the public, private or third sector or can work in consultancy as: applied economist, management and control specialist in PA, specialist in the acquisition of goods and services, specialist in economic systems, expert in business economics, market analyst. These professionals can be employed in: European and national institutions; companies and public bodies; trade unions; business associations; non-profit organisations; cooperatives; chambers of commerce; companies and financial institutions that have relations with the PA; public and private research centres; think tanks; evaluation agencies; national and international organisations; statistical and research offices; consultancy firms.

After the degree

Master's Degree

List of single courses taught in English

- Advanced macroeconomics [ credits: 9]
- Advanced microeconomics [ credits: 9]
- Analysis of territorial systems [ credits: 6]
- Data analysis laboratory [ credits: 3]
- Econometric Methods for Evaluating Public Policies [ credits: 6]
- Econometrics [ credits: 9]
- Game theory and applications [ credits: 6]
- International contract law [ credits: 6]
- Macroeconometrics [ credits: 6]
- Principles and methods of evaluation [ credits: 9]
- Public economics [ credits: 6]
- Quantitative methods [ credits: 6]
- Regional policies [ credits: 6]
- Topics in econometrics: theory and applications [ credits: 6]

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Barbara Pistoresi
dott.ssa Lara Liverani

The course is managed by the Marco Biagi Department of Economics