Competence field 1: Competency in one or more scientific disciplines
  1. Applying an advanced understanding to economic theories, models and techniques critically for the analysis and evaluation of complex issues with respect to the behaviour of and the interactions among economic actors.
  2. Having an understanding of the presuppositions of economic and econometric standard methods and dealing with them creatively and in an innovative way in the analysis of complex economic problems.
  3. Involving the knowledge of related sciences and insights in the various sub areas of the economy when analysing complex economic problems.
  4. Applying the knowledge of supporting sciences critically in the solution of complex problems.
  5. Having an understanding of the development, coherence and dynamics of the relevant economic sub disciplines and applying this knowledge in the analysis of economic issues and in addition formulating policy recommendations on the basis of this.
Competence field 2: Scientific competency
  1. Working out a scientifically based research project in an economic sub discipline and selecting models critically to this aim and adjusting them to one’s own use.
  2. Having a critical overview of economic research and using these sources creatively.
  3. Formulating research hypotheses, interpreting the results of one’s own research in a nuanced way and representing them in a scientifically correct way. Assessing limitations and formulating recommendations for further scientific research.
  4. Choosing autonomously for a correct level of abstraction.
Competence field 3: Intellectual competency
  1. Analysing economic issues with a high degree of autonomy and assessing them on the basis of scientific knowledge.
  2. Taking up a position with respect to an economic problem and evaluating the scientific value of this position.
  3. Reflecting critically on one’s own thinking and functioning, and adapting where necessary.
  4. Bearing witness of an attitude of lifelong learning and professional growth.
Competence field 4: Competency in collaborating and communicating
  1. Reporting in writing on research in economic problems and their solutions.
  2. Presenting orally one’s own research results and solutions to problems to both discipline specialists and non-specialists.
  3. Working in team on a research question starting out from different roles.
Competence field 5: Social competency
  1. Linking historical social trends and contemporary social developments to one’s own scientific work.
  2. Integrating social and ethical consequences of new developments in one’s scientific work.
  3. Assessing and evaluating social and ethical consequences of one’s own decisions as an economist.