1 To compare main theories and/or approaches in political economy and make a critical evaluation of each
2 To compare main macroeconomic theories and/or approaches and make a critical evaluation of each
3 To use complementary approaches from other relevant disciplines (e.g. political science, sociology) in order to solve problems requiring scientific expertise
4 To develop the skills for establishing a micro-macro link in human and social sciences
5 To analyze the main economic indicators and comment on them
6 To acquire theoretical knowledge through literature survey and derive empirically testable hypothesis
7 To be able to develop new approaches/theories for complex problems in political economy
8 To apply critical thinking, statistical/econometric tools or other relevant quantitative and qualitative tools to new areas/problems
9 To make a research design and carry it out within predetermined time frames
10 To formulate and present policy recommendations based on academic research
11 To continue learning and undertake advanced research independently