Institut Polytechnique de Paris offers a research-oriented program in economics entirely taught in English, that offers advanced training in economics through coursework and supervision by faculty.

The program heavily relies on advanced quantitative methods for both theoretical and empirical analysis. During the first year, students take advanced core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. They also engage in research projects under the supervision of faculty and acquire a first hands-on contact with research. During the second year, students can specialize within subfields of economics. By the end of that year, they should be familiar with the research frontier within their main area of specialization and have gained successful research project experiences. They also start writing a research paper.

We offer a two-years master program: Master in Economics, that provides an advanced training in economics to students who want to become professional economists working in government, central banking, international organizations, consulting, finance or in some cases academic research.

In addition, we offer a five-year PhD track in Economics. It includes a two-year master of research intended for students with a strong desire for research in quantitative economics.


The goal of these programs is to provide an advanced training in economics at the highest international level with a strong emphasis on advanced quantitative methods for both theoretical and empirical analyses.

In the first year, students get acquainted with the most important analytical techniques used in economics. The training is mostly devoted to acquiring the most important tools in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics through a complete core course training, as well as completing a research internship.

During the second year, students can specialize within a sub-area of economics. Fields of excellence at our CREST research center, and potential areas of specialization, include:

  • Econometric theory
  • Environmental and development economics
  • Game and decision theory,
  • Industrial organization and digital economics,
  • International economics,
  • Labor economics,
  • Macroeconomics,
  • Public economics

The five-year PhD track offers dedicated advanced courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. They also hand in supplementary work based on study of academic literature and on personal research.

Throughout the second year, students conduct a research project and write a master’s dissertation under the direction of a faculty member.


Master 1

Master 1 in Economics

Master 2

Master 2 in Economics

PhD Track

PhD Track in Economics


The wide variety of courses, seminars, projects and internships proposed during the master offers the possibility, for every student, to build his/her own curriculum in economics. There are many job opportunities available immediately after the master, for instance in government agencies, international organizations, consulting, finance. The PhD track prepares to academic research at IP Paris or in other international universities.



  • HEC Paris


The internship program at the end of the first-year gives students an opportunity to apply their quantitative skills and knowledge to real-life problems at well-known national and international institutions, companies, and organizations. Examples of such institutions having hired interns in the past include BNP-Paribas, EDF, Lafarge, the IMF, the World Bank, the OECD, DG Trésor, etc. Our department also has long-term research partnerships with EDF, AXA, Deloitte, Société Générale, etc.


Application guidelines for a master’s program at IP Paris

Academic Prerequisites

  • Bachelor in economics, mathematics or social sciences (or the equivalent).
  • Outstanding quantitative skills.
  • Students who have completed the first year of an equivalent program may exceptionally be directly admitted to the second year.

Language prerequisites

  • A certificate of competence in English (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, Cambridge ESOL) Level B2
    (Students who studied in English speaking Colleges are exempted).

Application timeline
Master 1 and Master 2 – Deadlines for the Master application sessions are as follows:
– First session: February 28, 2020
– Second session: April 30, 2020
– Third Session (optional): June 30, 2020 (only if there are availabilities remaining after the 2 first sessions)
Applications not finalized for a session will automatically be carried over to the next session.

PhD Tracks – The deadline for PhD Track application is February 28, 2020 – Extended to March 22, 2020
Eligible applicants on the basis of the provided documentation will be contacted for an interview from the 15th of March onwards.

You shall receive an answer 2 months after the application deadline of the session.
You can check your application status by logging in your candidate space.



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