The APE Programme offers high-level, research oriented courses in theoretical and applied economics. It is well-established as one of the leading graduate programmes in Economics in Europe, and many of its former students hold positions in top European and U.S. universities, as well as in international organizations, public administrations and central banks. The APE programme is jointly organized by a number of top French academic institutions: EHESS, ENS, ENSAE, Ecole des Ponts Paris-Tech and HEC.
APE students benefit from the research environment of the Paris School of Economics, internationally recognized as leader in public policy evaluation, labor economics and economic theory. In terms of the curriculum, the APE graduate programme offers a wide range of courses thanks to the diversity of the academic institutions involved.
For students who receive the masters degree, the primary career paths are non-academic positions in public administrations, banks and insurance companies as Economists, Analysts and Statisticians - as well as resuming in a PhD programme.
For students with the Master’s degree, many choose to continue studying within a PhD programme (at PSE or else). Other enter directly the professional world as economist and statistician in national administrations in France and other countries, or in international organizations, bank and insurance companies.
The career opportunities for young PhDs are academic positions in French or international universities, research institutions and international organizations. Students benefit from the excellence of the PSE when entering the Academic Job Market.
APE Master’s Programme: Detailed Curriculum
The APE Master’s programme is a two-year programme corresponding to the two-year coursework of U.S. Ph.D. programmes. It can lead to the PSE-Doctoral programme. All compulsory courses and most elective courses are offered in English.
The first year of the Master’s programme (year M1) is mostly devoted to basic and methodological courses in micro and macro-economics, econometrics and economic history.
During the second year of the Master’s programme (year M2), APE students choose advanced courses from a wide range of areas covering all major fields of specialisation (economic theory, industrial organization, macroeconomics, public and labor economics, development economics, and finance) and write a Master’s dissertation.
For September 2015:
Applications before 6th March 2015 for an answer mid-April or before 29th May 2015 for an answer mid- July