In mixed economies, state intervention and regulation are pervasive. Economists involved in the design or enforcement of public policy need to take into account the impact of state intervention on markets and ensure its efficiency and effectiveness. Economists working within companies or other market operators need to determine how public policies and regulations affect their business and activities and identify the least costly means of compliance. Political advisers must be able to foresee, measure and evaluate the consequences of the regulatory initiatives that they promote or the programmes they implement.
The EPPA option prepares students for careers in ministries and public agencies, public affairs organisations, large corporations, consulting companies and research institutions.
Students receive a diploma in Master of Science in 'European Economic Studies' with the mention 'Option: European Public Policy Analyis'.