Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
MASTER IN ECONOMICS
Scientific Advisor: Eméric Henry, associate professor Academic Assistant: Claudine Lamaze
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Programme objectives The Master’s program in economics offers students a path to the Doctoral program in Economics. The program is organized around the following elements: • training in the technical and methodological fundamentals of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics in the ﬁrst year; • a wide range of specialized courses in the second year; • a research thesis supervised by a member of the Department of Economics at Sciences Po. The program is taught entirely in English. It is intended for students wishing to acquire technical, quantitative and concrete expertise in economics. It enables students to go on to pursue doctoral work (it is the only Sciences Po Master’s program that provides a path to the Doctoral program in economics) but also prepares students for a variety of careers that require technical expertise, including at international organizations, think tanks and in the ﬁeld of consulting. This Master’s program enjoys an international reputation: • Graduates of this Master’s wishing to pursue doctoral studies have been accepted at some of the most prestigious Doctoral programs in the world, including Berkeley, Yale, Duke, and Sciences Po. • The Sciences Po Master’s program in economics is now part of the prestigious network of European Master’s programs ﬁnanced by Unicredit – alongside the LSE, Oxford and Bocconi, among others – which provides funding for top applicants. The majority of the international faculty teaching in this program are members of the Sciences Po Department of Economics. A mastery of English and high-level quantitative skills are prerequisites. There is also a joint degree program with the University of Paris 1: Dual Degree in Economics and Quantitative Economics. Orientation and speciﬁc features The ﬁrst year is designed to provide students with solid technical skills in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Certain elective courses are also offered in other ﬁelds, for example in political science. The second year consists of a large number of electives to enable students to specialize in a particular ﬁeld of interest. The ﬁnal semester is primarily dedicated to the writing of the research thesis under the supervision of a member of the Department of Economics.