Master's in Economics
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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.
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.
Applicants must have a Bachelor's (college) or other undergraduate university degree.
The required level of language proficiency is specified on the Admissions website.
Structure of the programme
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.
The core of the teaching staff are professors 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
- Thomas Chaney, Professeur des Universités à Sciences Po
- 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
- Florian Oswald, Assistant Professor
- Eduardo Perez-Richet, Professor of Economics
- Xavier Ragot (FR), Professeur des Universités à Sciences Po
- 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
- Executive Director – Department of Economics: Guillaume Sarrat de Tramezaigues
- Administration supervisor: Claudine Lamaze
- Director of Sciences Po's PhD in Economics, Associate Professor at the Economics Department in Sciences Po: Emeric Henry
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- This Masters is also available in the form of a joint degree with Paris 1: Dual Degree in Economics and Quantitative Economics.