Master in International Economic Policy
Programme in English
120 ECTS minimum
Information Sessions: Masters
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Please note: The Master in International Economic Policy is delivered in collaboration with the Department of Economics of Sciences Po.
Trade wars, sanctions, sovereign debt, global inequalities, and the green transition: the Master in International Economic Policy at PSIA focuses on the most pressing issues that challenge economic policymakers at the international and regional – including European – levels.
This unique program equips students with the analytical and practical tools to understand and shape international economic policy. At the heart of the program is an extremely solid foundation in the theory of international economics, which is linked to more practical aspects in courses that bring in expert policymakers. Beyond these core topics, students can choose from a range of regional and thematic specializations. The curriculum also includes courses that teach students the technical skills that they require in their future careers.
Candidates for this program are expected to have successfully completed at least undergraduate level courses in microeconomics and in macroeconomics. Students should email the academic and scientific advisors in advance of their application in case they are unsure about meeting this requirement. Please note that although there is no mathematics or GRE/GMAT admissions prerequisite, students are expected to undertake formal mathematical analyses of economic models as part of their coursework, and should be prepared to do so.
Main orientations and specific features
The core curriculum is as focused on the economic theory and analysis of open economies (international trade, international macro/finance), and is supplemented by courses on international financial regulation, economic diplomacy, and sustainable economy.
PSIA’s Pedagogical Committee approved an amended degree structure for students starting PSIA degree programs in September 2020. Further details regarding PSIA’s general program structure.
If you choose the Enhanced Master option in place of a second concentration, you will have to take one course from a specific list in Semesters 1 and 2, and choose one course in three out of four sub-blocks in semester 4.
The master is designed to enable students to take up roles in economic policymaking, in particular those relating to international economic policy. Graduates of the program have been placed in international organizations (multilateral policy organizations, development banks, ECB) and national policy institutions (central banks, treasuries, government, development agencies).The program is also well-suited to engage in a career in the private sector where a thorough understanding of economic policy issues is crucial (economic journalism, consulting, finance, think tanks, start-ups, and the corporate sector).
Johannes Boehm is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Sciences Po. He is also a Research Affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE, and an Affiliate of the CESifo Research Network.
Testimonials from graduates
- Manuela, Climate Economist, Oxford Economics, London
- Alberto, co-founder of Lienzo, Paris
- Vanika, Junior Economist, The European Center for International Politacl Economy, Brussels
- Aliénor, PhD student at he Climate Economics Chair at EconomiX (Université de Paris-Nanterre),Paris
- Erik, Presidential Management Fellow and Financial Analyst for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Washington DC
- Michele, Analyst, Dalberg Global Development Advisors
- Sharan, PhD Candidate, Cornell University
- Clara, Senior Analyst, KOIS
- Maria Vittoria, Analyst, McKinsey&Company
- Valentina, NextGen Graduate, Strategy and Consulting, 3Shape
- Julia, Junior Policy Analyst, OECD
- Anqi, Sustainable Investment Analyst, Allianz France
- Ankit, Head of Growth, Alariss Global
- George, Knowledge Manager, GSMA
Discover PSIA 2023 Summa Cum Laude:
Scientific Advisor: Professor Johannes Boehm
Academic Advisor: Cecilia Baeza
Office Hours by appointment:
- Monday and Wednesday 2:30pm- 5pm;
- Thursday 10am-1pm
Academic Assistant: Tiziana Zanirato
- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-12:45 and 2:15-4:45;
- Wednesday and Friday 9:30-12:45.
Key information about the application process (requirements, documents, deadlines and calendar, etc) can only be found on Sciences Po’s Admissions website.