Master in International Economic Policy

The Master in International Economic Policy is led in collaboration with the Department of Economics of Sciences Po.

Main orientations and specific features | Career opportunities | Programmes | Faculty

General objectives

The unprecedented breadth of expansion of the global economy and the increasingly pivotal role of intergovernmental economic relations warranted the creation of the Master in International Economic Policy. The programme focuses on the issues that challenge the economic diplomat or international policy-maker, the business and financial sector, the specialised journalist alike or indeed society at large: currency wars, optimal trade levels, labour standards, transfer of technologies, financing development… The programme is intended for students who wish to specialise in such questions related to applied economics at the international and regional - including Europe - levels and that structure market economies. Special attention will be paid to the economies of emerging and developing countries.

The Master in International Economic Policy gives students an extremely solid foundation in international economics through a well-balanced curriculum. For students with a prior specialised course of study in economics, the IEP curriculum will give them a policy-oriented perspective and flesh out the global economic context.

Please note that although there is no mathematics admissions prerequisite, candidates for the IEP Master are expected to have completed successfully at least introductory courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics at the undergraduate level. Admitted candidates are responsible for refreshing their knowledge of economic reasoning; and can for example enrol in an introductory module before the first semester as an e-course through Sciences Po. This course cannot however fulfill the pre-requisites for eligibility in terms of previous courses taken. .

Scientific Advisor


Thierry Mayer is Professor at Sciences Po's Department of Economics, Scientific Advisor for the CEPII and Research Fellow with the Center for Economic Policy Research. His focus is on International Trade and Liberalisation, and Professor Mayer teaches one of the compulsory foundational 1st year courses within the Master in International Economic Policy.

 

Main orientations and specific features

The core curriculum is as focused on economic aspects (economic integration, international trade), finance (international finance, European monetary policy, firms in a global economy) as on policy (economics and competition policy, trade policies, intellectual property rights, labour standards,…) in the field of international trade and investment.

The economic dimension is underscored by the offering of praxis oriented courses that help differentiate the economist from other social science specialists. These courses, along with courses on international trade and international finance constitute the backbone of the programme.

Careers opportunities

Graduates of the programme may envisage careers in both the private sector (consulting firms, think tanks, banks, corporate sector) and the public sector (international organisations, national public administrations, development agencies).

Programs

Contacts

Scientific Advisor: Thierry Mayer

Academic Advisor: Kate Vivian

Office Hours: Tuesday 3pm-6pm / Wednesday 2pm-5pm / Friday 10am-1pm

Academic Assistant: Wendy Genteuil
Secretariat open Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 9h30-12h45 14h15-16h45. Wednesday/Friday 9h30-12h45