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Master’s in Applied Economics and Regional Studies




4 Semesters


General Description

In the context of the deepening of policies aimed at improving the efficiency of resource allocation in Latin American countries, and in recognition of the fact that in most of these countries, economic policy design has historically lacked a systematic treatment of the heterogeneity of economic space and its implications, the Master’s in Regional Sciences aims to contribute to the generation of new approaches, proposals and assessments of policy and public administration.


The Master’s of Regional Sciences aims to provide graduates from related fields with a solid academic formation in Regional Sciences, Economic Development and Human Development. Graduates will be in a position to participate in and develop original research, teaching and regional policy design.

Candidate Profile

Candidates will be professionals interested in a career oriented towards high-level research and academic work. Professionals and graduates in the fields of economics, geography, business, statistics and related fields are invited to apply.

Plan of Studies

The Master’s of Regional Sciences is a full-time program with a duration of two years divided into 4 academic semesters.
The first semester and part of the second semester are dedicated to general courses in theory, applied research methods and policy design for regional development. Subsequently, students will take obligatory specialization courses and electives.
Electives will be scheduled according to student interest. In the third semester students will take part in a seminar in which they will develop their thesis project, which they will then carry out during the fourth semester. The thesis project will be in the format of a scientific article.

The elective courses available are:

• Behavioral economics as applied to the regional context
• Applied models of general equilibrium
• Latin American approaches to economic development
• Social network analysis • Growth econometrics
• Market dynamics
• Analysis of regional immigration phenomena
• Applied computational models of regional economics
• Introduction to sociological analysis
• Regional innovation systems
• Discrete choice model


Applicants should have an undergraduate degree or a professional title of equivalent level and content. Applicants should be able to read texts in English, given that the majority of academic materials used are available only in this language. Basic training in mathematics, statistics and economics is also important.


General Fee $267.000.- (CLP)
1st year Enrollment Fee $3.300.000 (CLP)
Total Program Fee $6.600.000 (CLP)
Observations Program fee does not include general fees or cost of academic diploma.

*2018 Admission Fees


Classes and Seminars take place on a full-time basis, from Monday to Friday.


Director: Mauricio Sarrias Jeraldo
Email: mauricio.sarrias@ucn.cl

Coordinator: Berta Torrejón Gallo
Email: berta.torrejon@ucn.cl

Website: http://www.economiaucn.com/postgrado


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