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 Master's in Economics

Dual Degree in Economics and Quantitative Economics: Sciences Po Department of Economics
     & the Université Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris 1

Dual Degree Master : Sciences Po Department of Economics & Keio University (Japan)


Master's in Economics

 Presentation

The Masters in Economics is the gateway to the PhD program in economics. The Masters focuses on the following elements:

    • Training in the technical and methodological foundations of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics in the first year;
    • A range of specialty courses in the second year;
    • A research paper supervised by a member of Sciences Po's department of economics.

The program is taught entirely in English. 

Objectives

The program is for students seeking to acquire technical, quantitative and concrete skills in economics. It enables students to pursue a PhD (it is the only Sciences Po Masters degree that qualifies students for a doctorate in economics), but also provides access to careers requiring technical skills such as international organizations, think tanks and consulting services.

This Masters program is now internationally renowned:   

    • The top graduates of this Masters who subsequently pursued a PhD were admitted to the most prestigious PhD programs, such as those offered by Berkeley, Yale and Duke, as well as Sciences Po's doctoral program.   
    • The Masters in Economics is part of the prestigious European Masters Programme network that includes LSE, Oxford and Bocconi, among others, and is funded by Unicredit, which offers scholarships for top candidates.
    • The team of international professors teaching in the Masters are mostly members of Sciences Po's department of economics. 

This program is taught in English and requires command of the English language in addition to quantitative skills.

This Masters is also available in the form of a joint degree with Paris 1: Dual Degree in Economics and Quantitative Economics (see below). 

 Admission

Applicants must have a Bachelor's (college) or other undergraduate university degree.

A scholarship, based on merit and funded by Unicredit is available for students from this following countries.

The required level of language proficiency is specified on the Admissions webpage.

 Structure of the 2016-2017 program

The first year of the program is designed to provide students with technical skills in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Certain elective courses are offered in other fields such as political science.

The second year includes more elective courses, allowing students to specialize in their area of interest. The last semester is primarily devoted to writing a research paper under the supervision of a member of the department of economics. 

 Summer Camp Math

  Introduction to Mathematics for Economics 40 8 Magali Marx, Victor Lyonnet

Semestre 1

Code Courses Hours / semester Credits Instructors
Common core curriculum courses
  one course to choose 24 6  
Required Compulsory Courses
  Microeconomics 1 48 8 Sidartha Gordon
  Macroeconomics 1 48 8 Zsofia Barany
  Graduate econometrics 1 48 8 Koen Jochmans
Optional Course
  Programming Course 24   Tyler Abbot
Total required credits 38  

Semestre 2

Code Courses Hours / semester Credits Instructors
Common core curriculum courses
  one course to choose 24 6  
Required Courses
  Microeconomics 2 : Game Theory 48 8 Emeric Henry
  Macroeconomics 2 : Business Cycles 48 8 Johannes Boehm
  Econometrics 2 48 8 Jean-Marc Robin
Total required credits 30  

Semestre 3

Code Courses Hours/
semester
Credits Instructors
Required Compulsory Courses
  Graduate Microeconomics 3  (cours magistral + conférences) 48 8 Eduardo Perez
Graduate Macroeconomics 3 (Cours magistral + conférences) 48 8 Cours magistral : Xavier Ragot
Graduate Econometrics 3 (Cours magistral + conférences) 48 8 Cours magistral : Denis Fougère
Electives
  International trade 24 8 Thomas Chaney
Economics of education 24 4 Denis Fougère
Total required ECTS 28-32  

Semestre 4

Code Courses Hours/
semester
Credits Instructors
Electives (a minimum of 12 credits)
  Advanced Microeconomics : transmission of information and dynamic contracts 24 4 Robert Gary-Bobo, Frédéric Koessler
  Advanced labor economics 24 4 Florian Oswald
  Advanced Public Finance 12 2 Guy Laroque
  Advanced Econometrics 24 4 Koen Jochmans
  Advanced International Economics 24 4 Daniele Sina
  Numerical Methods 12 2 Florian Oswald
  Financial Economics 24 4 Stéphane Guibaud
  Urban Economics 24 4 Pierre-Philippe Combes
  Law and Economics 24 4 Roberto Galbiati
DISSERTATION 26  
Total required ECTS 38-40  

 

Teaching staff

The core of the teaching staff are proffessors of the Department of economics. Some invited professors also participate.

Yann Algan, Professeur des universités à Sciences Po
Zsofia L. Barany, Assistant Professor à Sciences Po 
Johannes Boehm, Assistant Professeur
Julia Cagé, Assistant Professeur
Nicolas Coeurdacier, Assistant Professor à Sciences Po
Quoc-Anh Do, Associate Professor à Sciences Po
Ruben Durante, Assistant Professor à Sciences Po
Roberto Galbiati, Assistant Professor à Sciences Po
Alfred Galichon, Professeur à Sciences Po
Sidartha Gordon, Associate Professor à Sciences Po
Stéphane Guibaud, Assistant Professeur
Serguei Guriev, Professeur
Emeric Henry, Associate Professor à Sciences Po
Elise Huillery, Assistant Professor à Sciences Po 
Koen Jochmans, Assistant Professor à Sciences Po 
Guy Laroque, Professor of Economics Sciences Po
Philippe Martin, Professeur des universités à Sciences Po
Thierry Mayer, Professeur des universités à Sciences Po
Joan Monras, Assistant Professeur
Jean-Marc Robin, Professeur des universités à Sciences Po et à l'University College in London, Directeur du Département d'économie
Etienne Wasmer, Professeur des universités à Sciences Po 

 

Dual Degree in Economics and Quantitative Economics: Sciences Po Department of Economics & the Université Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris 1

This two year master program is made of a Master Year 1 at Paris 1, including an abroad semester of studies in a foreign partner university and a Master Year 2 spent at Sciences Po, Master in Economics.

General objectives

The Dual degree between Sciences Po and Paris 1 offers the following two degrees in a common curriculum:

  • Master in Economics – PhD Program - Sciences Po,
  • Master Erasmus Mundus Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics of Paris 1.

Main orientations and specific features

The philosophy of this program is to aggregate sound applied economics and mathematics with social science concentrations, especially in Economics (Public Policy, micro and macroeconomics, education policy, environment policy, labor, wealth distribution…).

Gap years between year 1 and 2 are authorised, with summer internships. The last semester of studies is dedicated to specialisation courses at Sciences Po with the writing of a master dissertation supervised by either a Paris 1 Professor or a Professor of Sciences Po.

Taught entirely in English, it requires high command in English and quantitative skills.

 Career opportunities

Graduates of this dual degree will find openings in:

  • PhD registration in economics and mathematics,
  • Statistics engineers
  • Actuariat
  • Banking, Insurance, Finance and Consulting – all disciplines that require sound quantitative skills

Programmes 2014-2015

  • Year 1 is made of Paris 1 Master Erasmus Mundus Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics, an extra course can be taken during the year at Sciences Po, among its offer in "fundamental courses", such as "Public philosophy", "History of globalisation", "Urban experience", "Gender studies"…

    => For further information: http://erasmusmundus-qem.univ-paris1.fr/

Admission Procedure

Admission to this dual degree follows the rules of the Dual Degree admission procedure as described online. The admission process is performed exclusively through this online application and supervised by both Paris 1 and Sciences Po. With the completion of the application form, the application must made of, among others, transcripts, reference letters, proofs of English command, a CV, and a cover letter.

Pre-Requisites

  • Applicants must hold a BA in Economics or Mathematics or a degree in engineering or be a student form Sciences Po's College. Other scientific backgrounds will also be considered.
    GRE is most appreciated in applications.
  • Language requirements are specified on the Admissions webpage

For more information :

=> Download the presentation brochure 


Dual Degree Master: Sciences Po Department of Economics & Keio University (Japan)

 General Presentation

Sciences Po has signed dual degree agreements with leading universities around the world, in order to allow Master students to do a dual degree in two years.
The accomplishment of studying in two countries, gaining experience and speaking different languages adds to the prestige of the degrees, and is of very high value to the employers of today. 
Sciences Po's Department of Economics is proud to offer with its Master in Economics a dual degree with Keio University's Master in Economics
Made of courses at Sciences Po, Paris, France in Master 1 (Master Economics) and at Keio, Tokyo, Japan in Master Year 2, this program entirely taught in English offers great opportunities in the public, private and research sectors.

Fees

Students will pay tuition fees for Year 1 to Sciences Po; and tuition fees for Year 2 to Keio. Fees for each year of the programme will be set by Sciences Po and Keio and published in their normal way.  Sciences Po fees will be equivalent to those charged for one regular year at Master's level at Sciences Po. Keio fees will be equivalent to those charge for Master of Arts in Economics at Keio.

Applications

The requirements for an application are as follows:
Candidates should have a good degree in social sciences or humanities and have a strong background in economics as a formal entry requirement.
The acceptable English language tests are IELTS at a minimum score of 7.0 and TOEFL with a minimum score of  600 in the paper test or 263 in the computer based test.

Please note

You cannot apply for two dual degree programmes. However, you may apply for a dual degree programme as well as a Master's programme. In this case you will need to put the dual degree programme down as your first choice in your application, and the Master's as your second choice. Furthermore, if deadlines for these two programmes differ, you must have submitted your application by the earliest deadline.
Students must take up their place on a dual degree course at the beginning of the academic year following admission. It is not possible to defer entry.
The admissions decision for dual degree programmes is made only after all applications have been received and the relevant programme deadline has expired. Candidates are then notified as to the outcome of their application two to three months after the selected programme's application deadline.

 

Contacts

Guillaume Sarrat de Tramezaigues
Executive Director – Department of Economics
guillaume.sarratdetramezaigues@sciences-po.org

Claudine Lamaze
Administration supervisor
claudine.lamaze@sciencespo.fr

Emeric Henry
Director of Sciences Po's PhD in Economics
emeric.henry@sciences-po.fr