Economics and Public Policy

General Objective

The policy stream Economics and Public Policy (EPP) is designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in economic policy-making both at European and national level. It provides highly skilled economists with rigorous analytical and quantitative knowledge and professional skills applied to a variety of policies, from competition policy and regulation, monetary, financial and fiscal policy to employment and social policy. This stream particularly equips students to pursue careers related to economic policy making in governmental organizations, European institutions and public agencies. It also meets the needs of highly trained economists working in the private sector, for instance in banking, consultancy, public-private partnerships or non-governmental organizations.

The program focuses on core courses in analytical and quantitative methods, economic policy, microeconomics and macroeconomics for public policy, and public finance. It then provides various areas of specialization on European competition policy; growth and innovation policy; banking, monetary and fiscal policy; health; employment and education; social policy, inequality and exclusion; sustainable development. This stream also provides the necessary multidisciplinary approaches to deal with economic policy problems with courses in political science and political economy, law, governance and management. Students receive professional expertise through case workshops, elective coursework in specific fields of economic policies.

Core courses

  • Macroeconomics and Microeconomics for Public Policy
  • Comparative Economic Law
  • Behavioral Policy
  • Evaluation of Public Policy
  • Public Budgeting and Management
  • Political Economy
  • Econometrics

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this policy stream pursue careers in economic policy-making. This program meets the needs of governmental organizations, international organizations, and public agencies for highly skilled and professional economic policy-makers. It also meets the needs of professionals working in the private sector such as banking system, consultancy, lobby, private-public partnership or non-governmental organizations. 


Master in Public Policy:

Master in European Affairs:

Scientific advisors

Roberto Galbiati - Researcher, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Roberto Galbiati's research is focused on the intersection between different social sciences and economics to understand the legal environment and how laws shape economic and social behaviour. He is published in major economics journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics and the American Economic Journal, among others. At Sciences Po he teaches courses in Law and Economics and in Social Economics.

Francesco Saraceno – Senior Economist, Deputy Director OFCE

Francesco Saraceno's main research interests include the relationship between inequality and macroeconomic performance, European macroeconomic policies, and the interaction between structural reforms and fiscal and monetary policies. He has published in the Journal of Public Economic Theory, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Journal of Evolutionary Economics, and Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, among others. At Sciences Po he teaches courses on Economics of European Integration.

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