Economics for Policymakers, Certificate | European University Institute (EUI) | Florence, Italy
8 days
2000 EUR/full
2000 EUR/full
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The approach of this Economics for Policymakers programme offered by European University Institute (EUI) is practical and implementation-oriented: its focus is not on economic theory; rather it is on how to use concepts, data, and policy tools in different economic policy domains to make the best possible decisions or understand how such decisions are made. 


What you will study

By the end of this Economics for Policymakers programme offered by European University Institute (EUI) , and depending on the sessions followed, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the basics of economic policymaking and recognise the different objectives and limitations of government intervention through economic policies;
  • Select the right data toolboxes to be used in different economic policymaking scenarios and identify best practices in the use of quantitative information;
  • Comprehend the main elements in the operation of budget systems;
  • Define the main concepts and implementation challenges of government tax policy and tax governance;
  • Discuss the main conceptual issues impacting public debt, the cost of debt and debt sustainability, and the practical issues in debt management;
  • Define the main concepts of monetary policy and that of a fiscal-monetary policy mix in the context of open economies and understand the dilemmas and trade-offs that surround their implementation;
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the role of different structural policies, their impact on competitiveness and implementation challenges;
  • Outline the most important debates in current economic policy issues, such as environmental investments, energy-related taxes, addressing inequalities, and more, and identify the advantages or disadvantages of each alternative policy option.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • Economic Analysis for Policy
  • Quantitative Tools for Economic Policymaking
  • Public Finance Management I: Budget Systems
  • Public Finance Management II: Revenues and Tax Governance
  • Public Finance Management III: Debt
  • Monetary Policy & the Fiscal-Monetary Mix in Open Economies
  • Structural Policy and Competitiveness
  • Current Debates in Economic Policymaking

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 days

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • This executive training programme is taught at an intermediate/advanced level. 
  • Participants should have some familiarity with economic policy concepts and tools, including data and quantitative tools, though no expertise in these is required.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2000 EUR for the full programme during 8 days.
  • National

    2000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2000 EUR for the full programme during 8 days.

Living costs for Florence

850 - 1300 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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