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M1 Economics

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  • Places available
    50
  • Language(s) of instruction
    English
Présentation
Objectives

The objective of this master's degree is to provide a general curriculum in economics at the research level, allowing for a continuation into a PhD program.

Students will acquire the fundamental technics and concepts in economics, both theoretical and empirical, as well as a critical thinking about the way to use them.

The first year of the program (M1) is structured around 8 compulsory core courses that form the common ground on which the research specialization in the second year (M2) will be based, supplemented by two optional discovery courses and two research projects.

The M2 is entirely optional, allowing students to build, under the supervision of the faculty members, their own specific curricula adapted to their personal research agenda. Some will choose to specialize fully in one of the three fields of excellence of the Master's degree (1. Trade, Geography and Development Economics 2. Public and Behavioral Economics 3. Advances and Challenges in Macroeconomics). Others will choose more diversified and original combinations, allowing cross-fertilization between areas that are treated in a conventional way independently.

The Research Master thesis will allow students to demonstrate their ability to conduct independent, original, and innovative scientific research. To this end, they will mobilize all the skills acquired during their master's degree.

Location
GIF SUR YVETTE
Course Prerequisites

BA Economics, BS Mathematics, Licence d'Economie, Licence de Mathématique

Skills
  • Problematize an economic question and contextualize it socially, historically and within an academic literature.

  • Think in terms of models to reach a deeper understanding of an economic problem and evaluate potential solutions.

  • Collect, treat and analyze multi-dimensional economic datasets at research level.

  • Communicate professionally on a research outcome in front of various audiences.

  • Behave professionally as an economist, individually and collectively, in various organizations and in the whole society.

Post-graduate profile

At the end of the master, students will have the necessary skills to pursue careers requiring high level of expertise in economics, in the private sector, international organizations, public institutions, and of course academics.

Career prospects

At the end of the master, students will have the necessary skills to pursue careers requiring high level of expertise in economics, in the private sector, international organizations, public institutions, and of course academics.

Collaboration(s)
Laboratories

Réseaux Innovation Territoires et Mondialisation
Alimentation et Sciences Sociales
Economie Publique
Centre d'Etudes des Politiques Economiques de l'Université d'Evry
Centre international de recherche sur l'environnement et le développement.

Center for Economics in Paris-Saclay

Programme

The first semester includes two mandatory core courses of 6 ECTS among Group 1 ("Fundamental Methods), and two mandatory core courses of 6 ECTS among Group 2 ("Thematic Courses). The student must also obtain 6 ECTS during semesters 1 and/or 2 among the Groups "Discovery Courses 1 of semester 1 and "Discovery Courses 2 of semester 2, and attend a "Boot Camp on "Research Computing Tools and Methods (Group 4). The minimal number of ECTS to obtain in semester 1 is 24 ECTS. is 24 ECTS.

Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Boot Camp Boot Camp in Computer Science 0 9 15
Mathematics I: Topology and Optimization 2.5 15 6
Mathematics II: Algebra 2.5 15 6
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Decison Theory and Game Theory 6 36 12
Intermediate Econometrics 6 36 12
International Trade 6 36 12
Macroeconomics I: Theory and Applications 3 18 6
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Development Economics 2 20
Experimental Economics 2 20

The second semester includes two mandatory core courses of 6 ECTS among Group 1 ("Fundamental Methods), and two mandatory core courses of 6 ECTS among Group 2 ("Thematic Courses). The student must also obtain 6 ECTS during semesters 1 and/or 2 among the Groups "Discovery Courses 1 of semester 1 and "Discovery Courses 2 of semester 2, and take part in two projects for 6 ECTS (Group 4), for a yearly total of 60 ECTS.60 ECTS.

Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Advanced Econometrics 6 36 12
Economic Dynamics Modeling 3 18 6
Firms and Markets 6 36 12
Macroeconomics II: Theory and Policy 3 18 6
Public Economics 6 36 12
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Data Economy 2 20
Economics of the Environment, Innovation and Sustainable Growth 2 20
Gender and Discrimination Economics 2 20
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Essay in Bibliography 2 3
Project in Econometrics 4 6
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 01/02/2022 to 08/03/2022
From 10/05/2022 to 07/06/2022
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Copy diplomas.

  • Copy of identity document.

  • Motivation letter.

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

  • Curriculum Vitae.

Additional supporting documents
  • 2nd letter of recommendation (compulsory for candidates who have already been enrolled in higher education in France before).

  • Letter of recommendation (compulsory for candidates who have already been enrolled in higher education in France before).

  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

  • Certificate of English level (compulsory for non-English speakers) or GMAT / GRE test results.

  • Detailed description and hourly volume of courses taken since the beginning of the university program.

Contact(s)
Course manager(s)
Administrative office

- Applications for admission for the 2022-2023 academic year must be made on the Université Paris-Saclay website from February 2022.
- The MoE welcomes students with a strong quantitative and mathematical background in economics and social sciences, or students with a bachelor in mathematics.
- No English test is required but applicants need to submit proof of their ability to keep up with classes in English (such as a certificate from the university).

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