Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is a major attraction for students and researchers due to its pluralistic and inter-disciplinary approach. The impressive achievements of its researchers, students and alumni, both academically and in the labor market, as well as the open and friendly atmosphere, encourages students and researchers to advance science, culture and society and to break through barriers in research.
The Department of Economics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), with more than 20 full-time senior faculty, offers instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels to around 800 students. Faculty members are actively engaged in cutting-edge research in a wide array of topics in economics, centered on microeconomics, macroeconomics, and empirical and policy analysis, including, public, development, financial, labor, education, behavioral and financial economics, economic history and industrial organization. The undergraduate programs combine economics studies with either accounting, business management, or statistics, as well as joint programs with other departments.
The Master’s program is intended for those interested in expanding their applied and theoretical capacities and acquiring the required skills for high-level positions in both the public and private sectors. It also forms an entry path to PhD programs in economics offered by top institutions around the world for those interested in taking the research program. The selection of courses/workshops in the program present the students with the opportunity to specialize in fields appropriate to their interests and priorities. The program will also offer in the coming academic year (2020-21) a new specialization in data analysis that will include programming courses (i.e. Python, R), machine learning, financial data analysis, behavioral economics and more. Studies are generally conducted in Hebrew, besides a number of courses that are conducted in English. Apply