Master’s Degree

The PPGEco Master’s Program runs on a semester basis, with each semester having 15 weeks of classes. Its curriculum structure seeks to offer a solid theoretical and instrumental training. The program concentrates the compulsory courses in the first semester, whereas the elective courses, which are linked to the program’s lines of research, are offered in the second semester.

According to the rules of UFSC, the minimum duration of the master’s degree is 12 months and the maximum duration is 24 months. The minimum number of credits to be taken in courses is 30 and the final thesis corresponds to six credits.

In the first semester, four required courses are offered, of four credits each:

Microeconomic Theory I

Macroeconomic Theory I

Quantitative methods

Econometrics I

In the second semester, students must take a minimum of two elective courses of four credits each, in addition to the Thesis Seminars (two credits). In the third semester, they must take one elective course.

List of elective courses offered:

Applied Microeconometrics

Bayesian Econometrics

Brazilian Economy

Computable General Equilibrium Analysis Models

Computational Methods in Economics

Contemporary Issues of the Brazilian Economy

Corporate Finance

Econometrics II

Economic Evaluation of Social Projects

Economics of Innovation


Globalization and Socio-territorial Dynamics

Industrial Organization and Technological Development

Institutions and Development

Macroeconomic Theory II

Macroeconomic Theory II (Guilherme Moura)

Microeconomic Theory II

Microeconomics II

Monetary Economics and Financial System

Structure and Evolution of Industry in Brazil


Old curriculum courses:

Agro-industrial Competitiveness

Capitalism and History

Capitalism and History II

Development and Inequality in a Global Historical Perspective

International Finance

Labor Economics

Research Methodology in World-System Analysis

Public Finance