Paris School of Economics

Introduction

PSE – Paris School of Economics aims to develop economics research of the highest international standard and to disseminate the results. It brings together a community of 140 researchers and around 180 PhD students, and offers teaching in Masters courses at the cutting edge of the discipline (to 220 Masters students - sept. 2016).

Founded by the CNRS, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, the École Normale Supérieure, the École des Ponts-ParisTech, INRA, and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, the PSE project involves private and institutional partners. Now firmly established as a feature on the global academic landscape, PSE breaks down all kinds of barriers in order to attain its goal of excellence: it brings together the university and the grands écoles, promotes exchanges between economic analysis and the other social sciences, delivers its scholarship to a broad public, and supports the work of its teams in multiple partnerships with public institutions and private organisations.

Missions

PSEmission

The Paris School of Economics is a French research institute of international standing in Economics, at the forefront in many different Economic domains and proposes selective teaching programmes from M1 to PhD. It currently includes more than 140 faculty, 220 Masters students and 180 PhD students in residence. The School is engaged in a novel project to participate in both the elaboration of sophisticated tools of economic analysis, and their application to policy at both the public and private level.

  • PSE was born in December 2006, following a careful restructuring of French research in the economic and social sciences. It was one of the first 13 “Fondations de Coopération Scientifiques” (Scientific Research Foundations) of the RTRA programme.
  • The Paris School of Economics represents a focal point for the best French and foreign researchers in Economics, winners of many Awards and Research Grants.
  • PSE proposes courses and programmes at the forefront of the discipline: two Masters (APE and PPD) and a Doctoral programme in Economics.
  • The School contributes to an original and thriving research culture by maintaining close contacts with both public and private decision-makers, through many partnerships, research chairs and groups and expertise contracts. It also offers numerous tools and actions under the banner “Economics for everyone”.
  • PSE is very well-known in a wide variety of domains (Public Policy, International Trade, Risk and Insurance, Network Economics, Development, Labour Economics, etc.).
  • The substantial number of conferences and seminars organised make PSE a hub for interactions between researchers. PSE also facilitates meetings between researchers and policy-makers regarding current Economic issues and questions. The aim is to encourage a better diffusion of Economic culture in France.
  • In 2010, as part of the “Grand Emprunt”, PSE, along with a number of partners, won approval from the jury for two of its projects: D-FIH (Historical Financial Data) and OSE (Opening Economics).
  • Synapse and Alumni PSE are the two associations in charge of student life and the alumni network respectively
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Master in Analysis and Policy in Economics (APE)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The APE Masters programme offers research training in theoretical and applied economics. This Masters is offered jointly by the EHESS, the ENS, the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and is certified by the Paris School of Economics. [+]

Master in Analysis and Policy in Economics Applications are now open for APE-Analysis and Policy in Economics! Students interested in joining PSE in M1 or M2 in September 2017 have to apply online before February 26, 2017. An important detail: please note that for both APE and PPD there is just one admission session. Taught entirely in English, this Master programme is proposed by the Paris School of Economics in close partnership with a number of top French academic institutions. The APE Programme offers high-level, research oriented courses in theoretical and applied economics. This Master is offered jointly by the EHESS, the ENS, the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and is certified by the Paris School of Economics. Apply online before February 26 via www.pse-application.eu Contact: master-ape psemail.eu Overview The APE programme is offered jointly by the EHESS, the ENS, the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and is certified by the Paris School of Economics. It offers training in economics research taught entirely in English, and is recognised for: Its international openness: nearly 70% of APE candidates are foreign students ; in September 2016, one in two students (in M1 and M2) came from courses undertaken overseas. In addition, 30% of APE graduates who enter the labour market and 40% of those who go on to further study, leave for another country. The quality and diversity of teaching: more than 80 teacher-researchers are involved in the programme, chiefly members of PSE, with strong international experience. The excellent employment record of the Masters graduates: more than 95% of graduates who enter the labour market are employed within three months of receiving their degrees – and a majority of these are hired even before the end of the academic year (See “PSE Graduate Placement 2015”) Curriculum Masters 1 The M1 year aims to reinforce fundamental knowledge and basic methodological tools in microeconomics (a sequence of two courses, plus a course in games theory), econometrics (a sequence of three courses), macroeconomics (two courses, plus a course in international economics), and in economic history. This year involves taking and passing ten obligatory courses, one of six elective courses in a specific field of economics, and a seminar in the social sciences, taken in another department of one of the partner establishments. Masters 2 The aim of the second year (M2) is to lead students to their first experience of a successful research project. It is centred around a wide choice of advanced courses designed to allow students to acquire specialised knowledge in different domains of current economics research. In first semester, they choose four core courses from among 21 courses of 36 hours, and in second semester, they select six from a range of 30 18-hour courses. At the same time, training in research processes takes place throughout the year. This consists in participation in a work-in-progress seminar, where students present their first steps in the development of their research projects. This is followed by the conduct of the research itself under the direction of a thesis supervisor, and the writing of a thesis of original work. Awarding of the degrees At the end of the second year of the Masters, students receive both a degree awarded by one of the four partner institutions (EHESS, ENS, Ecole des Ponts Paris-Tech, University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne) and a certificate from PSE. Tips about the French Education System, Funding, Housing... “International English Masters programmes… within the French system!” (pdf document in English about the French and European systems) Funding opportunities for Foreign Students Housing tips for the Paris Region (Cité Universitaire, Crous, flats...) [-]

Master in Public Policy and Development (PPD)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The PPD master is a research-based programme which focuses on the economic analysis and evaluation of public policies, both in developed and developing countries. Three top French academic institutions support the PPD programme : EHESS, ENS and ENPC-Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. It is organized in close cooperation with J-PAL, IRD, PSL* and Cepremap, and is certified by the Paris School of Economics [+]

Master in Public Policy and Development (PPD) Applications are now open for Policy in Economics and PPD-Public Policy and Development! Students interested in joining PSE in M1 or M2 in September 2017 have to apply online before February 26, 2017. An important detail: please note that for both APE and PPD there is just one admission session. Taught entirely in English, this Master programme is proposed by the Paris School of Economics in close partnership with a number of top French academic institutions. The PPD master is a research-based programme which focuses on the economic analysis and evaluation of public policies, both in developed and developing countries. Three top French academic institutions support the PPD programme : EHESS, ENS and ENPC-Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. It is organized in close cooperation with J-PAL, IRD, PSL* and Cepremap, and is certified by the Paris School of Economics Apply online before February 26 via www.pse-application.eu Contact: master-ppd psemail.eu Overview The social demand for the evaluation of and expertise in public policies is rising. Demand for more precise evaluation is seen everywhere and at all levels of society - central and local administration, firms, civil society - in advanced or developing countries as well as in international organizations. In this context, in 2008 PSE created the Public Policy and Development programme encompassing developed and developing countries altogether. The PPD masters is a two-year research-based training programme. It aims to prepare students to become experts in evaluating public policies. Graduate students can access the job market directly or choose, under certain academic and financial conditions, to continue into the PhD program. Curriculum This programme aims to prepare students to become experts in designing, analysing and evaluating public policies in both developed and developing countries. It combines rigorous training in analytical and quantitative economic methods with an emphasis on both policy and practice. The curriculum combines classes with a traditional lecture format introducing students to methodological and conceptual frameworks of policy evaluation (especially in the first year) and classes taught by the case method, emphasizing policy applications over pure theory (concentrated in the second year). Most policy areas will be covered following a thematic approach. Between the two academic years, a compulsory training period or internship takes place in an institution in charge of the design and/or the evaluation of public policies. The previous years, many international and French renowned institutions have hosted PSE students: OECD, United Nations, J-PAL, World Bank, INSEE, DGTPE... First Year - M1: The first-year M1 has a strong component of general microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative methods: all courses are specifically designed to prepare the students for the analysis of policy issues. It also proposes introductory courses to policy design and evaluation in major fields, complemented with conferences on a variety of policy issues by renowned academics, recognized experts and influential policy-makers. Second year - M2: The second-year M2 offers in-depth and applied courses covering the most important policy issues at both, national and global levels and the state of the art best practices of policy evaluation. Apart from three compulsory courses on general issues, the curriculum is individualized. Each student is coached by a tutor who helps him/her in the selection of the nine most relevant courses among a list of more than thirty, according to his/her personal objectives; the master dissertation is directed by a faculty member or alternatively co-directed by a professional in an institution. Career Opportunities What are PSE students becoming once they’ve graduated from M2 ? More specifically for PPD students, the career opportunities for this degree are non-academic positions in national administrations in France, Europe and other countries, international organizations (European Union, OECD, UN agencies, WTO, etc.), development agencies (World Bank, AFD, etc.), non-governmental organizations, banks and large companies. However, graduates may also choose to get enrolled in the PSE doctoral programme and will be encouraged to do so if they possess interest in the pursuit of an academic career or if they plan to get non-academic positions for which PhD is a prerequisite. At PSE, all masters’ degrees are research-based. The PhD is a natural continuation of the Masters Degree and graduate students access this path under certain academic and financial conditions. Therefore, there is no direct admission into the Doctoral training. This is the same system as in most US universities, where the first two years of PhD program are devoted to course work (and the admission into the third year is conditional on successful performance on the first two years). Thus, one can think of admissions to PSE master’s in the same way as admissions to the course-work years of a standard US-university-based PhD program. Links with French and international institutions Among the pool of instructors, some are affiliated to CEPREMAP and have strong links with most French administrations such as the Treasury and Economic Policy General Directorate (DGTPE), the Ministry of Labor and Solidarity, the Ministry of Health and the French Development Agency (AFD). In the development field, professionals from IRD/DIAL and AFD will give the students the opportunity to get in touch with some development practitioners. On the side of the Institute of Research for Development (IRD), several financial instruments can be mobilized to allow nationals from developing countries to join the program. AFD and IRD local agencies can also receive students for internships. Two top French academic institutions support the PPD programme : EHESS and ENPC-Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. Finally, this programme is organized in close cooperation with J-PAL, ENS and PSL*. Tips about the French Education System, Funding, Housing... “International English Masters programmes… within the French system!” (pdf document in English about the French and European systems) Funding opportunities for Foreign Students Housing tips for the Paris Region (Cité Universitaire, Crous, flats...) [-]

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Paris School of Economics
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106-112 boulevard de l’Hôpital
Paris cedex 13

Paris, Ile-de-France, 75647 FR
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Paris School of Economics
48 boulevard Jourdan

Paris, Ile-de-France, 75014 FR
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