We need a global green new deal to reverse income inequality, create a financial system that serves the productive economy and mitigate the threat of automation (UNCTAD 2019)

We need a global green new deal to reverse income inequality, create a financial system that serves the productive economy and mitigate the threat of automation (UNCTAD 2019)

Master of Arts in Political Economy of Money and Development

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Develop a critical understanding of issues arising from the attempts to “rethink” economics in the aftermath of the global crisis, and frame new problems in a changing world.

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The M.A. in Political Economy of Money and Development is a 12-month, full-time, course-based, intensive program. Students will acquire skills of theoretical and practical relevance in three areas: new and changing views of macroeconomic policy management, state-of-the-art tools of political, economic and financial analysis, and the changing role of developing and emerging economies in the global economy.

The Department of Economics and Finance at Franklin has a tradition of teaching economics by encouraging diversity of thought, underscoring the relevance of the history of ideas and connecting what is learned in classes with the real world. This Master’s program draws from the broad spectrum of economic analysis and policy in the post-crisis, post-Lehman world.

Special focus of this program is on the foundations of bank and central bank operations with their consequence for macroeconomic policies, quantitative finance as means to explore the political economy of money and markets, new forms of dualism and the role of informal employment in developing and emerging economies.



The program consists of three terms, with the last devoted to research (with the option of an internship), and begins with an orientation session to listen to students’ interests and backgrounds that will help us to tailor the program to match students’ profiles.


The program unfolds in six core courses, two intense modules, and culminates in a mentored research project, including the option of an internship at Ceresio Investors.

Practical Experience and Employability

Graduates from this program will gain the knowledge, skills and competencies for a career in education, banking, finance, central banking, international organizations, think tanks, NGOs, development banks, public administration, or government organizations in developing countries. The Program is also an excellent preparation for further research work including a Ph.D. program.

Faculty and Instructors

  • Andrea Terzi
    Program Director

  • Poulomi Dasgupta

  • Luca Colombo


Franklin University Switzerland was founded on the idea that where you learn is as important as what you learn.  It makes a difference to study paths to global solutions in a variety of cultural crossroads such as Franklin campus, where students come from nearly 50 different countries; Switzerland, where multiple languages and cultures find common ground.  Take advantage of these learning environments that are not only a learning opportunity in themselves, but that are also perfectly positioned for expanding your perspectives through European travel.


M.A. in Global Political Economy students have the opportunity for internships with Ceresio, thanks to a partnership agreement with Franklin. More about Ceresio.


Tuition for the Master of Arts in Global Political Economy of Money, Finance and Development is paid in Swiss Francs.

2020 - 2021 Tuition CHF 16,000*

*There is a limited number of teaching assistantship positions available (stipend 1.000 CHF per semester).