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Master Year 2 in Economics

Master Year 2 in Economics
Year

Master Year 2

Program

Economics

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English

Course duration

12 months, full time

Orientation

Research & Industry

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Specialize in a sub-field of economics

Asset n°2

Pursue a PhD or career opportunities at a national or international level

Asset n°3

Gain significant experience through research projects

Institut Polytechnique de Paris offers a two-year research-oriented program in economics taught in English. It offers advanced training in economics through coursework and faculty supervision. It is aimed at students who want to become professional economists working in government, central banking, international organizations, consulting, finance or in academic research.

The program heavily relies on advanced quantitative methods for both theoretical and empirical analysis. During the second year, students will specialize in a specific economics subfield. By the end of the year, they will be familiar with the research frontier for their major and have gained successful research project experience. They will also have started writing a research paper.

Objectives

The second year of the program aims to:

  • Provide advanced training in economics at a high international level with a strong emphasis on advanced quantitative methods for both theoretical and empirical analysis
  • Provide students with the opportunity to specialize in a sub-area of economics e.g. econometric theory, environmental and development economics, finance, game and decision theory, industrial organization and digital economics, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics or public economics
  • Offer students the opportunity to conduct a research project and write a Master’s dissertation under the direction of a faculty member

After graduation, students will be able to pursue a career in a wide range of sectors including:

  • Government agencies
  • International organizations
  • Consulting
  • Finance

Over the course of the two semesters, students follow courses worth between 40 and 42 ECTS.  

Courses offered in the program may change marginally from one year to another.

 

During the first semester of the second year, students freely select courses (subject to timetable compatibility) worth between 20 and 28 ECTS. 

Courses offered in the program may change marginally from one year to another. In 2020/21, the program offered more than 20 courses including core advanced courses and specialization courses in Econometrics, Financial economics, Game and decision theory, Industrial organization and digital markets, Labor economics, International trade, Macroeconomics and Public economics.

Courses offered in 2020/21:

Advanced Micro: Game theory and applications 

24h

4 ECTS

English

Advanced Macro: Recursive methods

24h

4 ECTS

English

Advanced Econometrics: Panel data and duration models

24h

4 ECTS

English

Macroeconometrics

24h

4 ECTS

English

Corporate Finance Theory

24h

4 ECTS

English

Banking and Financial Intermediation

24h

4 ECTS

English

Experiments in Economics and Social Sciences

24h

4 ECTS

English

Decision-making under uncertainty

24h

4 ECTS

English

Theory of Industrial Organization

24h

4 ECTS

English

Empirical Industrial Organization

24h

4 ECTS

English

Dynamic pricing and revenue management 

12h

2 ECTS

English

International trade

24h

4 ECTS

English

Labor Economics 

24h

4 ECTS

English

Microeconometric Evaluation of Public policies

24h

4 ECTS

English

Randomized methods and policy evaluation

24h

4 ECTS

English

Entrepreneurship

24h

4 ECTS

English

Monetary Economics

24h

4 ECTS

English

Public Economics

24h

4 ECTS

English

Environmental Economics

24h

4 ECTS

English

Political Economy

24h

4 ECTS

English

During the second semester of the second year, students freely select courses (subject to timetable compatibility) worth between 12 and 20 ECTS.

Courses offered in the program may change marginally from one year to another. In 2020/21, the program offered more than 20 courses including core advanced courses and specialization courses in Econometrics, Financial economics, Game and decision theory, Industrial organization and digital markets, Labor economics, International trade, Macroeconomics and Public economics.

Courses offered in 2020/21:

Advanced Microeconomics: Theory of contracts and incentives

24h

4 ECTS

English

Advanced Macroeconomics: Numerical methods

18h

3 ECTS

English

Advanced econometrics:semi-parametric and simulations

24h

4 ECTS

English

Topics in the history of applied economics

24h

4 ECTS

English

Structural Econometric of Educations

24h

4 ECTS

English

Machine learning for econometrics

24h

4 ECTS

English

Cryptocurrencies and blockchains

12h

2 ECTS

English

Market microstructure

18h

3 ECTS

English

Social choice and voting

24h

4 ECTS

English

Dynamics of information and communication in games

24h

4 ECTS

English

Decisions sciences

24h

4 ECTS

English

Digital economics

18h

3 ECTS

English

Competition policy

18h

3 ECTS

English

Urban labor and housing markets

12h

2 ECTS

English

Information and Expectations in Macroeconomics

24h

4 ECTS

English

Applied macroeconomics

24h

4 ECTS

English

Monetary policy with heterogeneous beliefs 

18h

3 ECTS

English

Economics of inequality

24h

4 ECTS

English

Development economics

12h

2 ECTS

English

Public finance

24h

4 ECTS

English

Economics of Energy markets

18h

3 ECTS

English

Topics in Applied public economics

24h

4 ECTS

English

In addition to the courses, students undertake a research project. This project, supervised by a faculty member (in exceptional circumstances the project may be supervised - with permission from the program director - by a researcher outside the participating institutions) from the associated research centres (i.e., CREST at Ecole polytechnique and ENSAE Paris, i3-SES at Telecom Paris and GREGHEC at HEC Paris), leads to a master's thesis (up to 10000 words). Master's thesis defenses can take place in June or early July, and in September. The oral defense includes the supervisor as well a second faculty member acting a jury chair. The master's thesis is worth 20 ECTS.     

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of the first year of the Master in economics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris. In exceptional circumstances, students having completed the first year of an equivalent program (in France or abroad) may be directly admitted to the second year of the program.

Language prerequisites

B2 level in English is required.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose (should demonstrate that the first year of an equivalent research-oriented master program has been completed or is close to completion)

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 4243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 6243€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinator

Thibaud Vergé

Program office

Weronika Leduc

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

Institut Polytechnique de Paris offers a two-year research-oriented program in economics taught in English. It offers advanced training in economics through coursework and faculty supervision. It is aimed at students who want to become professional economists working in government, central banking, international organizations, consulting, finance or in academic research.

The program heavily relies on advanced quantitative methods for both theoretical and empirical analysis. During the second year, students will specialize in a specific economics subfield. By the end of the year, they will be familiar with the research frontier for their major and have gained successful research project experience. They will also have started writing a research paper.

Objectives

The second year of the program aims to:

  • Provide advanced training in economics at a high international level with a strong emphasis on advanced quantitative methods for both theoretical and empirical analysis
  • Provide students with the opportunity to specialize in a sub-area of economics e.g. econometric theory, environmental and development economics, finance, game and decision theory, industrial organization and digital economics, international economics, labor economics, macroeconomics or public economics
  • Offer students the opportunity to conduct a research project and write a Master’s dissertation under the direction of a faculty member

After graduation, students will be able to pursue a career in a wide range of sectors including:

  • Government agencies
  • International organizations
  • Consulting
  • Finance

Over the course of the two semesters, students follow courses worth between 40 and 42 ECTS.  

Courses offered in the program may change marginally from one year to another.

 

During the first semester of the second year, students freely select courses (subject to timetable compatibility) worth between 20 and 28 ECTS. 

Courses offered in the program may change marginally from one year to another. In 2020/21, the program offered more than 20 courses including core advanced courses and specialization courses in Econometrics, Financial economics, Game and decision theory, Industrial organization and digital markets, Labor economics, International trade, Macroeconomics and Public economics.

Courses offered in 2020/21:

Advanced Micro: Game theory and applications 

24h

4 ECTS

English

Advanced Macro: Recursive methods

24h

4 ECTS

English

Advanced Econometrics: Panel data and duration models

24h

4 ECTS

English

Macroeconometrics

24h

4 ECTS

English

Corporate Finance Theory

24h

4 ECTS

English

Banking and Financial Intermediation

24h

4 ECTS

English

Experiments in Economics and Social Sciences

24h

4 ECTS

English

Decision-making under uncertainty

24h

4 ECTS

English

Theory of Industrial Organization

24h

4 ECTS

English

Empirical Industrial Organization

24h

4 ECTS

English

Dynamic pricing and revenue management 

12h

2 ECTS

English

International trade

24h

4 ECTS

English

Labor Economics 

24h

4 ECTS

English

Microeconometric Evaluation of Public policies

24h

4 ECTS

English

Randomized methods and policy evaluation

24h

4 ECTS

English

Entrepreneurship

24h

4 ECTS

English

Monetary Economics

24h

4 ECTS

English

Public Economics

24h

4 ECTS

English

Environmental Economics

24h

4 ECTS

English

Political Economy

24h

4 ECTS

English

During the second semester of the second year, students freely select courses (subject to timetable compatibility) worth between 12 and 20 ECTS.

Courses offered in the program may change marginally from one year to another. In 2020/21, the program offered more than 20 courses including core advanced courses and specialization courses in Econometrics, Financial economics, Game and decision theory, Industrial organization and digital markets, Labor economics, International trade, Macroeconomics and Public economics.

Courses offered in 2020/21:

Advanced Microeconomics: Theory of contracts and incentives

24h

4 ECTS

English

Advanced Macroeconomics: Numerical methods

18h

3 ECTS

English

Advanced econometrics:semi-parametric and simulations

24h

4 ECTS

English

Topics in the history of applied economics

24h

4 ECTS

English

Structural Econometric of Educations

24h

4 ECTS

English

Machine learning for econometrics

24h

4 ECTS

English

Cryptocurrencies and blockchains

12h

2 ECTS

English

Market microstructure

18h

3 ECTS

English

Social choice and voting

24h

4 ECTS

English

Dynamics of information and communication in games

24h

4 ECTS

English

Decisions sciences

24h

4 ECTS

English

Digital economics

18h

3 ECTS

English

Competition policy

18h

3 ECTS

English

Urban labor and housing markets

12h

2 ECTS

English

Information and Expectations in Macroeconomics

24h

4 ECTS

English

Applied macroeconomics

24h

4 ECTS

English

Monetary policy with heterogeneous beliefs 

18h

3 ECTS

English

Economics of inequality

24h

4 ECTS

English

Development economics

12h

2 ECTS

English

Public finance

24h

4 ECTS

English

Economics of Energy markets

18h

3 ECTS

English

Topics in Applied public economics

24h

4 ECTS

English

In addition to the courses, students undertake a research project. This project, supervised by a faculty member (in exceptional circumstances the project may be supervised - with permission from the program director - by a researcher outside the participating institutions) from the associated research centres (i.e., CREST at Ecole polytechnique and ENSAE Paris, i3-SES at Telecom Paris and GREGHEC at HEC Paris), leads to a master's thesis (up to 10000 words). Master's thesis defenses can take place in June or early July, and in September. The oral defense includes the supervisor as well a second faculty member acting a jury chair. The master's thesis is worth 20 ECTS.     

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of the first year of the Master in economics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris. In exceptional circumstances, students having completed the first year of an equivalent program (in France or abroad) may be directly admitted to the second year of the program.

Language prerequisites

B2 level in English is required.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose (should demonstrate that the first year of an equivalent research-oriented master program has been completed or is close to completion)

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 4243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 6243€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinator

Thibaud Vergé

Program office

Weronika Leduc

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr