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Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatics

Development and Economic Policy

Focusing on the interplay between the state and the economy, economic policy considers situations where state intervention is necessary, what possibilities it offers, and where its limits lie. When should the state introduce regulation to help the economy develop to its full potential – and what measures should it use?

Economic policy pursues a range of different objectives and topics, sometimes in contrasting areas – discussing issues relating to stability, growth, state provision of public goods, competition, and redistributive justice. Other important aspects are the institutional framework in which economic policy decisions are made, and what possibilities are available for subjecting the effectiveness of policy measures to empirical testing.

This minor study program gives you the opportunity to focus on your own personal areas of interest and delve deeper into specific aspects of economic policy, such as monetary or fiscal policy.

Career prospects

By specializing with the minor study program in Development and Economic Policy, you will acquire valuable knowledge of economic policy which is in demand in, for example, central banks, economic media and international organizations.


Development and Economic Policy is available as:

Minor program (30 ECTS credits)

Can be combined with the following major programs:

Business and Economics
Banking and Finance
Business Administration
Management and Economics

Weiterführende Informationen

How to proceed?

You plan to pursue a Master's program at our Faculty. Information on the next steps you need to take is available here.

Application and admission: For assuming studies at our Faculty, you first need to apply to the University of Zurich.
Application and admission

Admission based on academic background: If you have a Bachelor's degree from another higher education institution, get informed about the categorization process.
Admission to the Master's program

Changing program: Being a student at our Faculty, you have come to the conclusion that another study program might fit your interests even better.
Changing program

Regulations: You will find everything you need to know about your studies in the regulations.

Questions on your program of studies: You are pursuing studies at our Faculty and have specific questions? Our academic advisors or the Dean's Office are ready to help you.