M2 Economics

  • Places available
    65
  • 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
SCEAUX
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 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.

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

Programme

The student must choose 40 ECTS during either semester 1 or 2 among the "Thematic Courses (Group 2) scattered over semester 1 or 2, with a non mandatory recommandation of 28 ECTS in semester 1 and 12 ECTS in semester 2.
The students should also start working on their research dissertation (2 ECTS in semester 1).).

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Transportation Economics 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trade and Development Policies 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Topics in Intertemporal Choice 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Topics in Economic Growth 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Topics in Applied Industrial Organization and Analysis of Firms Dynamics 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Topics in Public Economics 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tax Competition and Fiscal Federalism 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Political economics 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multinational Firms, Trade and Investment 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Macroeconomics and Finance 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industrial organization: Theory and Empirics 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Growth, Intergenerational Equity, and Sustainability 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy: Lessons from the Great Recession 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Experimental and Behavioral Economics 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Economic Models, Environment and Innovation 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Behavioral Economics of Health and Food, Epidemiology and Public Policy 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Network Economics 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Advanced Labor Economics 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Advanced Development Economics 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Research Preparation: Topic, Bibliography and Literature Review 2

The student must choose 40 ECTS during either semester 1 or 2 among the "Thematic Courses (Group 1) scattered over semester 1 or 2, with a non mandatory recommandation of 28 ECTS in semester 1 and 12 ECTS in semester 2.
At the end of the semester, the students will defend their research dissertation (18 ECTS)S).

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
The Economics of Language 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spatial Econometrics 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Globalization: Issues and Challenges 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Economics of International Negotiations 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Economic Geography and Urban Economics 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Behavioral Insurance 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Advanced Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 4 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Research Master Thesis 18
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
This M2 is not offered next year
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).

  • Choice sheet of M2 (obligatory for the candidates registered in M1 at the University Paris-Saclay) to download on https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/admission/apply-master-programmes.

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

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

  • Letter of recommendation or internship evaluation.

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

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