The world we live in is changing quickly and in a context of increasing uncertainty. One bad economic decision can have dire consequences for the welfare of a country, lead to the expulsion of a company from a market or condemn a family to an unpayable debt. Understanding the complexity of the economic situation is essential for improving our comprehension of the world that surrounds us. Why do some countries’ economies, grow generating welfare gains for their citizens, while others fail? Which economic policies generate more inequality? Or less? Does the economy determine an election result or is it the election result that determines economic policies? What is the economic cost of corruption? How is it possible to reduce poverty? Is globalisation a good thing? Do financial markets need better regulation? What causes discrimination between men and women? Is it possible to reduce the greenhouse effect?
None of these questions can be answered without rigorous economic analysis or without having the quantitative tools needed to carry out such an analysis. The Master’s Degree in Economics from the Universitat Jaume I provides students with two key elements that various studies analysing trends in the employment market highlight as decisive when it comes to finding a quality job: solid training in data analysis and interpretation techniques, and competence in English.