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M2 Economie de l'alimentation durable

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  • Places available
    15
  • Language(s) of instruction
    French
Présentation
Objectives

The objective of the "Food economics" program in the "Environmental, energy and transport economics" Msc specialty is to offer training dealing with all the questions of the bio-economy, especially agriculture and food from an economic point of view.

The program allows students to understand the environmental, health and socio-economic issues linked to our food. The lectures: economics, statistics and data processing; the different actors in the food chain as well as the tools to understand their strategies (political economy, industrial economy); the production methods of farmers, the choices of consumers and the decisions of agri-food companies will be explained theoretically and analyzed empirically using modeling tools and data processing (econometrics, behavioral and experimental economics, theory of incentives ); the agricultural and nutritional policies implemented and their consequences are developed and discussed through the presentation of economic experiences; the circular economy (eco-design, waste, waste) and the analysis of the life cycle of products (innovation, management, marketing) are approached using case studies and numerous examples.

Location
PALAISEAU
Course Prerequisites

Students who have validated the M1 of the EEET mention or an M1 of economics with a quantitative dimension, finance, management or applied mathematics. Students with a bac +4 level acquired in an Ecole Normale Supérieure, an Engineering School, a Business School, an Institute of Political Studies or any French or foreign training deemed equivalent by the selection comittee are also allowed to apply.  Note that several of the lectures are given in French and that a decent knowledge of the language is required to join the program.

Specific pedagogical requirements

Direct entry in the M2 "Food economics" is possible for students with 4 years of university attendence, in economics, mathematics, agronomy or food sciences. Applications are open between mid March and end of May. Please note that early applications are recommended.

Note that several of the lectures are given in French and that a decent knowledge of the language is required to join the program.

Skills
  • Elaborer des stratégies d'entreprise face aux demandes des consommateurs et des citoyens dans le secteur alimentaire.

  • Modéliser les décisions des producteurs (agricoles et industriels), les comportements et les choix des consommateurs, et les différentes stratégies des entreprises agro-alimentaires.

  • Mettre en œuvre des recommandations afin de définir des politiques agricoles et nutritionnelles (incitations, taxes, subventions, normes, campagnes d’information) adéquates avec l’objectif de durabilité.

  • Concevoir des études expérimentales et analyser à partir de données les comportements des différents acteurs présents dans le secteur alimentaires afin de déterminer les politiques publiques à mettre en place.

  • Comparer de nouveaux modèles de production et de consommation liés à l’économie circulaire (innovation, éco-conception, gestion des déchets).

  • Mener à bien des projets de recherche en économie dans le domaine de l'alimentation, la santé et l'environnement.

Post-graduate profile

At the end of the training, students will be able to:
- design strategies to address food, health and environmental challenges and be able to integrate these strategies into production, service and consulting professions;
- analyze the markets (supply and demand) as well as the technological and financial aspects of the sectors concerned;
- understand and apply the concepts of needs analysis and project management;
- carry out and interpret prospective studies, using the necessary methods and software; - develop a multi-criteria analysis method in the development of strategic intervention choices;
- know how to put project management and risk management tools into practice; - develop business plans to study project profitability and financing;
- organize the coordination of actors in order to make the proposed solutions operational;
- model and quantify an economic phenomenon (econometrics, operational research, simulation methods);
- understand the mechanisms and institutions at work in public policies and negotiation strategies; - understand environmental, climatic, food and energy issues;
- develop original research projects by mobilizing empirical knowledge of the sector and cutting-edge analysis tools from the academic discipline.

Career prospects

This program allows students to work in the following sectors: technical-economic studies and research; strategic and/or financial advice within companies; engineering in a company offering integrated services; design, development, assembly and implementation of projects; research on all economic aspects linked to the food and environmental transition; public sector (State bodies, ministries, agencies, local authorities); agri-food and environmental companies Students can occupy the following positions: Project Manager; research and development project manager; responsible for technical-economic, strategic and environmental studies; risk manager; Consulting professions (firms, design offices, certification and auditing) are particularly open to them. researcher (if pursuing a phD thesis)

 

Collaboration(s)
Academic partner

University Paris-Saclay (AgroParisTech, CentraleSupélec colleges)
University of Paris-Nanterre

 

Laboratories

Joint Research Unit Paris Saclay Applied Economics
Centre international de recherche sur l'environnement et le développement
Economix, University Paris-Nanterre

Programme

Les cours du 3ème semestre du master (S3) consistent essentiellement en des cours d'harmonisation des connaissances pour les admis
directs en M2, de cours fondamentaux, de cours méthodes et d'UE thématiques. Pour les étudiants de la voie "apprentissage la liste des UE comprend la formation dispensée lors d'une première période en entreprise.e.

Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Rappels de macroéconomie 0 24
Rappels de microéconomie 0 18 6
Rappels en mathématiques : optimisation 0 24
Rappels en statistiques 0 24
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Analyse économétrique de la demande 2 20
Comportements de consommation alimentaire 2 20
Econométrie II 2 13 7
Economie de l'agriculture et de la bioénergie 2 20 6
Economie expérimentale et comportementale appliquée 2 15 5
Organisation des systèmes alimentaires durables 2 20
UEs "Fondamentaux du cursus ingénieur CentraleSupélec" 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
Comptabilité écologique 2 20
Economie du risque et de l'incertain 2 20
Economie et politique de l'environnement avancés 2 20
Méthodes d'évaluation et instruments de politiques environnementales 2 20
Théorie des contrats et incitations 2 20
UE "Méthodes du cursus ingénieur CentraleSupélec" 4 20
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Economie de la biodiversité et des services écosystémiques 2 20
Economie de la forêt et du bois 2 20
Economie de l'eau 2 20
Economie du changement climatique 2 16 4
Ethique, profits et impact social et environnemental des entreprises 2 20
Finance des matières premières 2 20
Management de l'environnement et responsabilité sociale des entreprises 2 20
UE "Thématiques du cursus ingénieur CentraleSupélec" 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
Econométrie avancée 2 20
Evaluation des politiques publiques 2 20
Méthodes de l'économie quantitative : applications au secteur agricole et à l'environnement 2 20
Modélisation en équilibre général calculable 2 10 10 10
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Rappels de macroéconomie 0 24
Rappels de microéconomie 0 18 6
Rappels en mathématiques : optimisation 0 24
Rappels en statistiques 0 24

Les cours du 4ème semestre du master (S4) consistent essentiellement en des cours d'ouverture, de langues étrangères et au stage et mémoire de master.

Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Cycle de vie des produits et économie circulaire 1.5 20
Economie et nature: approches interdisciplinaires 1.5 15
Séminaire de négociation 1.5 12
UE "Ouverture du cursus ingénieur CentraleSupélec" 1.5 20
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Langue vivante 3 0 17
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Mémoire de master 24 0
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
2è période entreprise et mémoire (cursus apprentis) 24
Première période en entreprise (cursus apprentis) 10
Modalités de candidatures
Modalités description

Applications for a direct entry in M2 are open between mid March and end of May. It is recommended to apply at an early stage in order to be able to organize interviews.

Application period
From 15/03/2024 to 01/06/2024
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Motivation letter.

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

  • Curriculum Vitae.

Additional supporting documents
  • Certificate of French (compulsory for non-French speakers).

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

  • Fiche de choix de parcours.

    (Pour les ingénieurs d'AgroParisTech, indiquez vos 3 premiers vœux dans l'ordre de préférence.)
  • The application procedure, which depends on your nationality and your situation is explained here : https://urlz.fr/i3Lo.

  • Supporting documents :
    - Residence permit stating the country of residence of the first country
    - Or receipt of request stating the country of first asylum
    - Or document from the UNHCR granting refugee status
    - Or receipt of refugee status request delivered in France
    - Or residence permit stating the refugee status delivered in France
    - Or document stating subsidiary protection in France or abroad
    - Or document stating temporary protection in France or abroad.

Contact(s)
Course manager(s)
Jean-Christophe BUREAU - jc.bureau@agroparistech.fr
Administrative office
Admission
Registration fees

French public university fees