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Department of Economics

Disciplinary research at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris is based on the expertise of its founding schools. Economics is one of the 10 disciplinary fields of research involving high-level researchers and doctoral students in state-of-the-art laboratories and infrastructure.
Department of Economics

The economy is an essential lever of today's society and understanding the phenomena that govern it at different levels is crucial for describing and analyzing the production, exchange and consumption of goods and services. Research in economics and quantitative sociology at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris is characterized by a strong attachment to quantitative methods, data culture, mathematical modeling, and the constant back-and-forth between models and empirical facts to analyze concrete economic and social issues. 

The research activities of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris in economics and quantitative sociology are structured around four areas:

  • Macroeconomics and labor economics: fluctuations, probability and finance, business, political economy, unemployment theory, economics of education
  • Theoretical and applied microeconomics: industrial economics, competition, social choice theory, organization of games and economic modeling
  • Economics of sustainable development: economics of climate change, sustainable finance and responsible investment, environmental and energy economics
  • Quantitative sociology: mobility and social inequalities, demography, socio-genomics, sociology of political, economic and cultural practices, computational social sciences

World-class research areas

  • Econometrics
    • Public policy evaluation
    • Causal machine learning
  • Microeconomics
    • Economic theory
    • Experimental economics
    • Industrial organization
    • Voting
    • Incentive mechanisms
  • Macroeconomics 
    • International economy
    • Labor economics
    • Public finance
    • Monetary macroeconomics
  • Quantitative sociology
    • Mobility and social inequalities
    • Demography
    • Socio-genomics
    • Political sociology
    • Computational social sciences

Laboratories

Members of the Education and Research Departement

The research strategy in this field is led by a community of researchers from the schools of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris. They work together to conduct research excellence through state-of-the-art infrastructure.

President

Isabelle Mejean, faculty member, École Polytechnique
Isabelle Mejean, faculty member, École Polytechnique

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Advanced master

Actuarial Science

Field(s) : Economics Applied mathematics, statistics Mathematics and applications
Duration : 1 year
Language(s) : French English
Field(s) : Biology and health Chemistry Design Economics Electrical engineering Energy Energie nucléaire Computer science Nuclear energy Innovation, industry, society Applied mathematics, statistics Mathematics and applications Mechanics Physics Sociology Transport, mobility, networks
Duration : 4 weeks
Language(s) : French
Field(s) : Economics Innovation, industry, society
Duration : 4 weeks
Language(s) : French
Engineer program

Engineer Program

Field(s) : Biology and health Chemistry Economics Electrical engineering Energy Computer science Nuclear energy Innovation, industry, society Applied mathematics, statistics Mathematics and applications Mechanics Physics Sociology Transport, mobility, networks
Specialtie(s) : Technological innovations Space science Environment Data Science Finance Biotechnologies Neurosciences Social sciences Humanities Languages Cultures R&D Strategy Research Engineering Entrepreneurship Management Start-up Automatisation Connected objects Embedded systems Nanotechnologies Nanoelectronics Cryptology Quantum computer sciences Networks Statistics Electronics Space Sustainable development Machine Learning Intelligence artificielle Deep Learning Deeptech
Duration : 4 years
Language(s) : French
Engineer program

Engineer Program

Field(s) : Economics Applied mathematics, statistics Mathematics and applications Sociology
Specialtie(s) : artificial intelligence machine learning data science économetrics sociology finance actuarial science risk management computer science public policies
Duration : 3 years
Language(s) : French English
Advanced master

Data Science

Field(s) : Economics Applied mathematics, statistics Mathematics and applications Sociology
Duration : 1 year
Language(s) : French English