M1 Economics

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  • Places available
    60
  • 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.

Centre d'économie de l'Ens Paris-Saclay (création en cours).

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.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Intermediate Econometrics 6 36 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Decision, Coordination and Social Optimality 6 36 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Macroeconomic Policy 6 36 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Firms and Markets 6 36 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Experimental Economics 3 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
European Economics 3 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Development Economics 3 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Boot Camp 0 9 15

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.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Economic Dynamics 6 36 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Advanced Econometrics 6 36 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Public Economics 6 36 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Trade 6 36 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Micro-economic Foundations of Finance 3 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gender and Discrimination Economics 3 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Economics of the Environment, Innovation and Sustainable Growth 3 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Project in Econometrics 4 6
Essay in Bibliography 2 3
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 15/01/2020 to 16/02/2020
From 15/04/2020 to 15/05/2020
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Copy of identity document.

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Motivation letter.

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

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).

  • Copy diplomas.

  • Curriculum EU (description of the units of education followed) of the last two years.

  • GMAT / GRE test results.

  • Certificate of English level (compulsory for non-English speakers).

Contact(s)
Course manager(s)
Administrative office
Economie Secrétariat - master.economics@ens-paris-saclay.fr