Master's in Economics
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.
Please refer to the admissions website here.
Structure of the programme 2020-2021
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.
- Ghazala AZMAT, Professeur des Universités, Sciences Po
- Zsofia L. BARANY (EN), Assistant Professor, Sciences Po
- Pierre CAHUC, Professeur des Universités, Sciences Po
- Thomas CHANEY (EN), Professeur des Universités, Sciences Po
- Nicolas COEURDACIER (EN), Full Professor, Sciences Po
- Golvine DE ROCHAMBEAU, Assistant Professor, Sciences Po
- Denis FOUGERE, Directeur de recherche CNRS-OSC/LIEPP
- Roberto GALBIATI (EN), Chargé de recherche CNRS-DESP
- Robert GARY-BOBO, Professeur des Universités, ENSAE
- Sidartha GORDON (EN), Full Professor in Economics, (LEDa), Université Paris-Dauphine
- Stéphane GUIBAUD (EN), Assistant Professeur, Sciences Po
- Emeric HENRY, Associate Professor, Sciences Po
- Frederic KOESSLER, Directeur de recherche CNRS
- Nicolas LEGRAND, Chargé de Recherche à l’Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), UMR SMART- LERECO.
- Marleen MARRA, Assistant Professor, Sciences Po
- Benjamin MARX, Assistant Professor, Sciences Po
- Philippe MARTIN (EN), Professeur des Universités, Sciences Po
- Thierry MAYER (EN), Professeur des Universités, Sciences Po et directeur du département d’économie.
- Florian OSWALD (EN), Assistant Professor, Sciences Po
- Eduardo PEREZ-RICHET (EN), Associate Professor, Sciences Po
- Xavier RAGOT, Professeur des Universités à Sciences Po
- Jean-Marc ROBIN (EN), Professeur des Universités, Sciences Po et à l'University College in London
- Mirko WIEDERHOLT, Professeur des Universités, Sciences Po
- Executive Director – Department of Economics: Guillaume Sarrat de Tramezaigues
- Administration supervisor: Claudine Lamaze
- Head of doctoral studies in Economy : Sergeï Guriev, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Sciences Po
- Read the best master thesis in Economics 2017-2018
- This Masters is also available in the form of a joint degree with Paris 1: Dual Degree in Economics and Quantitative Economics.