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Professional Master in

ECONOMICS

MODALITY

PROFESSIONAL MASTER’S DEGREE

Schedule

Fridays (afternoon/night) and Saturdays (morning/afternoon)

BEGINNING OF THE CLASSES

Março de 2022

Course Workload

600 hours

Economia

ABOUT THE COURSE

From an interdisciplinary view of Economy, the Professional Master in Economics (MPE-IDP) is organized in order to meet the demands of the various profiles of public servants and other professionals who work directly or indirectly with public policies and government management. MPE-IDP is a stricto sensu master's degree, approved and recommended by CAPES, which favors the application of theoretical knowledge to the solution of problems related to the formulation, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and government management.

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Faculty

ADOLFO SACHSIDA

POSTDOCTORATE IN ECONOMICS.
SECRETARY OF ECONOMIC POLICY OF THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMY

ADONIAS EVARISTO DA COSTA FILHO

PhD IN ECONOMY.
FINANCE AND CONTROL ANALYST OF THE NATIONAL TREASURY SECRETARIAT

ALEXANDRE XAVIER YWATA DE CARVALHO

PhD IN STATISTICS.
VICE-PRESIDENT OF INTERNAL CONTROLS AND RISK MANAGEMENT AT CAIXA ECONÔMICA FEDERAL

CARLOS EDUARDO GASPARINI

PhD IN ECONOMY.
PLANNING AND BUDGET ANALYST (APO) OF THE MINISTRY OF PLANNING

Fernando Boarato Meneguin

PhD of Economics
PhD IN LAW AND ECONOMICS
SENATE LEGISLATIVE CONSULTANT

GUILHERME MENDES RESENDE

PhD IN ECONOMY.
CHIEF ECONOMIST OF CADE

GUSTAVO JOSÉ DE GUIMARÃES

PhD IN ECONOMY.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE SPECIAL FARM SECRETARIAT OF THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMY.

José Luiz Rossi Junior

PhD IN ECONOMY.
ECONOMIST-PARENTS AT THE IDB

LEONARDO MONASTÉRIO

PhD IN ECONOMICS DEVELOPMENT
IPEA'S CAREER RESEARCHER AND CURRENTLY GENERAL COORDINATOR OF ENAP DATA SCIENCE.

PEDRO NERY

PhD of Economics
FEDERAL SENATE LEGISLATIVE CONSULTANT IN THE LABOR ECONOMY AREA

Roberta Moreira Wichmann

Doutora em Economia Aplicada
Consultora internacional do Banco Mundial

ROGÉRIO BOUERI MIRANDA

PhD IN ECONOMY.
UNDER SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURAL POLICY AND ENVIRONMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMY

SÉRGIO JURANDYR MACHADO

MASTER IN FINANCE AND PhD IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION.
FINANCE AND CONTROL AUDITOR AT THE NATIONAL TREASURY SECRETARIAT

SÉRGIO RICARDO DE BRITO GADELHA

POSTDOCTORATE IN ECONOMICS
GENERAL COORDINATOR OF ECONOMIC-FISCAL MODELS AND FORECASTS IN THE SECRETARIAT OF ECONOMIC POLICY OF THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMY.

COORDINATION AND STAFF

Click and meet the Coordinators and the Professional Master's Staff in Economics at IDP

Thiago Costa Monteiro Caldeira – EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR

José Luiz Rossi Júnior – ACADEMIC COORDINATOR

Renan Silveira Holtermann

Mathias Schneid Tessmann

Students

The student body of the Professional Master's Program in Economics at IDP is predominantly made up of public servants and professionals from the private sector, who aim to deal with the increasing complexity of the sphere of public policies and government management. Click and get to know our current student body.

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Curriculum

The Program's formative process, strongly influenced by an interdisciplinary perspective, includes disciplines that relate the specific knowledge of the Economy area with other areas, such as Political Science, Economics and Law. Click and get to know the course's commentary.

MANDATORY DISCIPLINES

Statistics and Introduction to Econometrics

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, traditionally used, in statistical analysis applied to the evaluation of public policies. In addition, the free statistical software R will be introduced; this will be the basic tool for processing and analyzing data in the course. Advantages in using R include: reproducibility of analyzes; free software, with no need to purchase a license; contains a wide variety of analytical and graphical resources; is the most used software in the world for data analysis. For better visualization of some of the concepts for data analysis, when necessary, Excel software will also be used.

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Fundamentals of Macroeconomics

The course aims to analyze the determinants of economic growth, short-term fluctuations in the economy and relevant aspects on the impact and implementation of the main economic policies: fiscal and monetary. The course should also prepare the student to understand the sources of long-term growth in a country, the causes of economic cycles and the public policies necessary for sustainable growth. In addition, the student should understand the mechanisms by which fiscal and monetary policies affect the country's growth and how we can improve it.

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Microeconomics Foundation

The main objective of the course is to expose in detail the fundamental theories of modern microeconomic theory necessary for training in the professional master's degree in economics. The first module of the course focuses on classic theories of individual choice and consumer behavior. The second module discusses the theory of the firm and market structures. In turn, module three of the course makes a careful analysis of decision making under uncertainty and general balance. Finally, in module four, special emphasis will be placed on economic applications and recent developments in microeconomics.

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Research Methodology

The general objective of the course is to present the process of scientific production in the area of ​​applied social sciences, in particular, in the area of ​​Economics. In order to achieve this objective, the aim is to train participants to know and understand the theoretical-scientific discourse, with a view to applying the methods and techniques necessary for the organization and production of scientific work. The course covers research techniques, discussions of methodology in various branches of applied social sciences and steps necessary to develop a research project. In short, develop, execute and complete a research project.

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Quantitative methods

The objective of this course is to enable students to work with mathematical concepts that will be used in subsequent subjects, such as, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, among others. During the course, the following topics will be worked on: Matrices and determinants; Leontief input-product matrix; Limits and Derivatives; Partial and second order derivatives; Unrestricted and restricted maximization and Integrals.

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OPTIONAL DISCIPLINES

Analysis of Companies' Financial Statements

The discipline aims to make a connection between aspects of corporate finance theory and microeconomic theory, with an emphasis on the impacts of regulation on the economic and financial performance of the regulated company.

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Efficiency and Productivity Analysis

The objective of this course is to enable students to discuss, analyze and apply the main concepts related to the evaluation of efficiency and productivity through stochastic boundaries and Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA).

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Public Policy Impact Assessment

Introduction to public policy evaluation techniques, causality and traditional econometrics, randomized control trials, instrumental variables, propensity score matching, LATE, Differences in differences, discontinuous regressions, Generalized Propensity Score.

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Social Policy Impact Assessment

Presentation of the types of methodological approaches to the evaluation of public policies and social programs and exposure of concepts such as: experiments, pairing, differences in differences, instrumental variables and discontinuous regression, as well as discussion of their applications in the evaluation of public policies.

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Project and Investment Evaluation

The course aims to discuss the usefulness and applicability of different approaches and methods in the economic evaluation of investment projects and in determining the value of companies or their business units.

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Big Data and Economic Analysis

The objective of the course is to present, in a practical way, the current principles, techniques and tools of empirical analysis of large databases (administrative records, sample surveys or unusual bases). The emphasis will be on acquiring data acquisition skills, cleaning, visualizing, analyzing and modeling data, as well as registering projects. It is an applied course in which the real challenges of data analysis will be discussed and addressed.

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Human Behavior and Public Policy Design

To present the evolution and the main concepts in the field of behavioral sciences and their implications for the practice of public policies. At the end of the course, participants should be able to apply the theoretical and conceptual tools addressed to the improvement of public policies in concrete situations.

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Economics Applied to the Defense of Competition

The main objective of the course is to explain in detail the fundamental concepts of defense economics and competition. At the end of the course, students should be able to understand market structures and understand the concepts of economics in the defense of competition, differentiate anticompetitive behaviors and their characteristics, understand theoretical and practical foundations of a competitive analysis of merger acts and anticompetitive behaviors and be able to solve practical cases.

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Brazilian Economy

Study of the characteristic and historical aspects of the evolution of the Brazilian economy, addressing the following topics: historical evolution; economic policy in various periods; external influences; political constraints and the different theoretical interpretive models.

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Agribusiness Economics

Macroeconomics of agribusiness; Agricultural policy; Agribusiness Credit - official credit; Agribusiness credit - private securities; Taxation of agribusiness; Agricultural risk - insurance; Agricultural risk - options and futures; Agribusiness sustainability.

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Public Sector Economics: Competition and Game Theory

The main objective of the course is to explain in detail the fundamental concepts of defense economics, competition and game theory. The first module of the discipline focuses on the analysis of market structures and market power, in addition to providing a context for the defense of competition in Brazil and the procedure for analyzing mergers at CADE. The second module discusses the methods for defining the relevant market, market concentration indices, different methods for analyzing unilateral effects in mergers and antitrust remedies. In turn, module three of the course studies the game theory and competitive strategy of companies, in addition to detailing the analysis of the effects of potentially anticompetitive conduct and conducting an analysis of collusive practices (detection techniques and cartel damage calculations). Finally, in module four, special emphasis will be given to recent developments in economic analysis in defense of competition: the economics of digital platforms.

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Labor and Security Economics

The main objective of the course is to understand the concept and scope of Social Security in Brazil, as well as to determine the main elements that constitute its institutional framework. Based on this understanding, the development of critical reflection on the different dimensions of Social Security in Brazil is sought, in order to allow the elaboration of analyzes of its different aspects: institutional, fiscal and distributive.

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Applied Finance

Stylized facts in Finance; Returns in Brazil; Return and Risk; Capital Allocation; Construction of Portfolios; CAPM and APT; Market Efficiency; Asset Pricing and Rationality; Behavioral Finance; Fixed Income and ETTJ; Carry Trade.

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Public Finance of Brazil

Public finance in Brazil. Union revenue and expenditure. Primary result. Public debt. Composition of revenue. Problems of the national tax system. Tax reform. Composition of expenditure. Weight and evolution of social security expenses. Pension reform. Social spending and effect on regressivity. Personnel expenses and pension reform. Spending limit. Fiscal space. General Balance Sheet of the Union. Relationship between Treasury and Central Bank. Tax, state and privatization subsidies and expenditures, federal issues and state finances.

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Law and Economics

Economic Analysis of Law, through the application mainly of microeconomics and social welfare economics, provides a behavioral theory based on how people respond to incentives to examine the formation and impacts of legislation and government action. In this sense, in addition to the traditional subjects of Law and Economics, such as economic theory of property, contracts, civil liability, criminal proceedings and judicial proceedings, themes related to the following areas: New Institutional Economics, Game Theory and Evaluation of public policies ex ante and ex post.

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Macroeconometry

The general objective of the course is to develop the main concepts of the analysis of time series in macroeconomic phenomena. The discipline has as specific objectives to prepare the student with the econometric tool to describe the behavior of economic series, in addition to allowing the student basic notions of economic forecasting. This course covers basic methods and modern time series theory, while providing a basis for applied research.

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Macroeconomics and International Finance

The purpose of this course is to provide a solid introduction to macroeconomic analysis and international finance. Our focus will be on the models and methods that form the core of modern open economy macroeconomics. The goal is to provide students with an understanding of what macroeconomics is and how macroeconomists approach economic policy problems in an open economy.

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Public Sector I: Market Failures and Regulation

The objective of the course is to familiarize the student with the main mechanisms related to market failures and possible ways to correct this problem through regulation. At the end of the course, students should be able to: identify market failures, identify situations where the government can improve market allocation and use a range of economic instruments to correct market failures.

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Topics in Macroeconomics: Economic Growth

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the issue of economic growth. For that, the foundations of the theory will be given, as well as the various models of economic growth.

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Topics in Fiscal Policy

The objective is to offer students the theoretical bases to understand the debate about fiscal policy in the media, and eventually develop research in the area. The main articles and their results will be presented.

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Special Topics: Major Themes in Economics

The main objective of the course will be to present an overview of the main challenges of the national economic agenda, particularly in a context of crisis. The structuring of the course, with the participation of a professor invited by a meeting, aims to present students with different views on the role of the State in the current crisis and on the impact of the crisis on the future of the Brazilian economy.

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Special Topics in Interest and Exchange

The course covers topics in interest and foreign exchange that are dispersed in the literature of macroeconomics, international economics and finance. The goal is to offer students the theoretical basis to understand the news about macroeconomics and finance, and eventually develop research in the area.

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Alumni

In the period between its foundation on 19 and December 2020, the Professional Master's Program in Economics at IDP awarded 20 masters, with works that address the three branches of government and the three levels of the federation. Browse and learn more about the defended works, published articles and the trajectory of our egresseds!

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The IDP Professional Master's Program in Public Administration has an Alumni Network, which consists of a set of initiatives aimed at the community coming from the Program.

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Application Process

In order to enroll in the selection process for the Professional Master in Economics at IDP, the candidate must demonstrate academic background and have solid professional experience. You can enroll in the Brazilian or foreign selection process, holding a duly registered higher education diploma. The stages of the selection process are as follows
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1st STEP

Application for registration in the selection process, in a specific form, available on the IDP portal

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2nd STEP

Updated Academic and Professional Curriculum;

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3rd STEP

Memorial;

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4th STEP

Oral assessment (interviews).

ACADEMIC SCHEDULE

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SEMESTERS

24

PRESENTIAL MEETINGS
(Friday and Saturday)

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AREAS OF INTEREST

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OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

IDP EXPERIENCE - OPEN CLASS

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SPECIAL STUDENT

It is the opportunity to study some subjects of our Professional Master in Economics, having contact with our teachers and methodology. In a future entry into the full course, the subjects can be taken advantage of!

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CONVERSA COM COORDENADOR

An event that promotes the meeting between prospective students, and our coordinators and professors, who bring all the details of the course. It is the ideal time to clear all your questions!

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STUDY ABROAD WITH OUR PARTNERS

IDP has academic partnerships with foreign universities and institutes to give students the opportunity to experience periods of international studies and research. The agreements signed by the IDP allow entry to more than 15 educational institutions in 6 different countries. Check out some partner institutions and programs!

University of California, Berkeley George Mason University Universidad de Granada Universidade de Lisboa Universidade de Macau The University of Oklahoma

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REDUCED CLASSES

Small classes at all levels of education. Greater networking and contact between teachers and students.

EXCELLENCE INFRASTRUCTURE

Confortable, modern classrooms, laboratories and study rooms, which facilitate exchange and student learning.

FOCUS ON THE REAL WORLD

Teaching methodology based on case studies, in which the acquisition of knowledge and skills occurs through the resolution of real problems.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Researching is one of the main pillars of the training process of the Professional Master in Economics at IDP. PPG invests in the qualification of the intellectual production of teachers, students and alumni with a series of initiatives, such as research groups, workshops and direct funding for research.

IMPACT AND VISIBILITY

The Professional Master's Program in Economics at IDP has made a positive difference not only in the academic education of its student body, but also in producing actions of impact and innovative character, both in its intellectual production, as in the professional performance of NDP and students and graduates. Click and check actions of social, economic and cultural impact and visibility with the external community

NEWS

Open Class

Conceived by Prof. Caio Resende, Coordinator of the Professional Master's Economics, the Open Class consists of offering free short courses open to the community in the areas of public administration, economics, law and communication. The courses are taught live, online and with IDP certification. Click and see the courses with a theme related to Economy.

Mulheres e Liderança: dos vieses culturais ao preconceito algorítmico
Análise de Dados com Python
Aprenda a programar em R – Intermediário
ESG – Como implementar em três passos
Soluções em Deep Learning
Introdução à Análise de Dados em Ciências Sociais
Gestão Estratégica de ESG e de Compliance
Ciência de Dados do Setor Público
Criação de Laboratórios de Inovação no Setor Público
Aprenda Stata On-line

OPEN SPACE

The “Open Space IDP” is a project that launches Free and Open Minicourses in the areas of Public Administration, Economics and Law. It is the result of a partnership of IDP's Master's Programs and its main objective is to contribute to the quality of public debate, offering society rigorous technical and scientific knowledge on current topics in the most different areas of knowledge.

ACCESS OPEN SPACE COURSES

The Laboratory for Evaluation and Innovation in Public Policies (LAIPP) is an initiative of the Professional Master's Program in Economy at IDP which aims to form a large network of researchers from different institutions in Brazil, building a collaborative environment whose potential impact is to make reach public managers with the knowledge resulting from innovative experiments published in the most prestigious international scientific journals in the areas of public policy. Click and see more.

PODCASTS

Podcasts reflect the search for innovative ways to translate academic knowledge and share it with society. Click and get to know the IDP podcasts that have the direct participation of the Professional Master's Program in Economics. Check it out!

OUR PUBLICATIONS

REVISTA DE GESTÃO, ECONOMIA E NEGÓCIOS - REGEN

With a process of continuous submissions and semiannual periodicity, REGEN is interested in original articles, in Portuguese and English, which address topics related to management, economics and business.

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BOLETIM DE ECONOMIA EMPÍRICA

The Empirical Economics Bulletin is the official journal of the Empirical Economics Research Group, linked to the IDP Master's Programs in Economics and Public Administration. It has a bimonthly publication containing articles, working papers, essays, texts for discussion and lean technical opinions on the various topics that have an interface with Economic Science. He is interested in unpublished publications and serves as a means of disseminating internal and external scientific production.

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SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, ECONOMY AND BUSINESS | IDP

The School of Management, Economics and Business (EGEN / IDP) brings together undergraduate courses in Administration and Economics and the Professional Master's Programs in Public Administration and Economics. Click and check it out!

The School of Management, Economics and Business (EGEN / IDP) brings together undergraduate courses in Administration and Economics and the Professional Master's Programs in Public Administration and Economics. Click and check it out!

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