PPE & Law&Economics

PPE Master’s program Offers

  • A highly demanded, Oxford-style interdisciplinary and international PPE Master’s degree focused on the intersection of the fields of Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
  • International faculty lead by directors of first-class U.S. PPE programs at Duke University (Michael Munger), George Mason University (Peter Boettke), or European Law-and-Economics Programs (Boudewijn Bouckaert or Hans-Bernd Schäfer)
  • Small classes and tutorials of peer-to-peer character that put emphasis on progress and performance of individual students. 
  • The possibility to get the degree in one year (three trimesters) 
  • The platform to critically asses and analyze political and economic problems faced by modern societies and its philosophical underpinnings.
  • Complex and systematic education pointing out the importance of concepts that are the cornerstones of Western civilization such as individual freedom, private property, market economy and the rule of law.
  • A unique focus on cases of political and economic reforms and systemic changes in societies around the world in order to appreciate the importance of practical application of theoretical knowledge.
  • A choice of several minor specializations such as Law&Economics, Studies of Transition,  Austrian Economics, Behavioral Policy Making, or International Politics enabling students to tailor-make their professional profile according to their area of interest.
  • A wide selection of scholarships, international internships and study-abroad opportunities.

What Is Required?

  • An interest in the fields of Philosophy, Politics and Economics and an undergraduate degree from a related discipline (which may include also history, sociology or marketing)
  • Filled application form
  • A letter of motivation showing your determination and interest in our PPE Master’s program
  • A transcript of English language exam (for nonnative speakers)
  • Signed Study Contract
  • Payment of the tuition fee

Core Courses

  • Law and Economics of Property Rights
  • Great Thinkers in Political and Economic Thought
  • Selected Issues in Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Economics of Individual and Social Choice
  • Economics
  • Economics and Politics of Institutional Change
  • Money, Banking, and the Financial System
  • Individual and Collective Decisions
  • Workshop in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Specializations

Students who take a package of at least four specific electives in addition to the obligatory courses can obtain a minor specialization (a sample of courses below). A long list of visiting international faculty will participate in offering a growing number of specialized courses for each track or supervise thesis. The list includes scholars from different countries such as Alessio Maria Pacces (Amsterdam Law School, The Netherland),  Mitja Kovac (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), Stefan Kolev (Zwickau University, Germany), Judit Kapas (University of Debrecen, Hungary), Mateusz Machaj (Wroclaw University, Poland), Andreas Hoffmann (Leipzig  University, Germany),  Guido Hulsmann (Angers University, France). 

Track: Law&Economics

A unique specialization focusing on the economic (positive and normative) analysis of the most important legal rules and institutions. This interdisciplinary and comparative approach emphasis allow lawyers,economists and other social scientists to explain the economic functions of legal institutions, to make plausible predictions on the consequences of legal change and to develop policy proposals to improve the efficiency of legal institutions. 

  • Economic Analysis of Tort Law (Hans-Bernd Schäfer)
  • Law and Finance (Alessio Maria Pacces)
  • Competition Law and Economics (Roger Van den Bergh)
  • Contract law and economics (Mitja Kovac)

Where Can I find a Job with PPE Degree?

  • Politics (PPE is very popular among policy-makers) 
  • Banking and Finance
  • Journalism
  • Business Management and Consultancy
  • Civil and Diplomatic Services
  • A good foundation for a Ph.D. program 

International Faculty

Boudewijn Bouckaert 
Professor of Law, former Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Ghent

Hans-Bernd Schäfer
Professor of Law, Past President of the European Association of Law and Economics

Roger Van den Bergh 
Professor of Law&Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Past President of the European Association of Law and Economics

Katarina Zajc
Professor of Law&Economics, University of Ljubljana

Peter Boettke 
Professor of Economics and Philosophy; Director of Austrian School Specialization; Director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at GMU 

Michael Munger 
Professor of Economics and Political Science;  Director of Duke University PPE program and Chairman of CEVRO Institute’s PPE International Academic Board 

Josef Šíma
Professor of Economics; Director of PPE program 

 

...complete list of international faculty


Program Structure in Detail