PhD Program


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The doctoral programme lasts in average 3 years during which students write their thesis within one of PSE laboratories. This programme is organized within the École Doctorale d’Économie (ED465) that gathers research teams in Economics and related fields (applied math, statistics, sociology) of the University Paris 1, EHESS, ENS and ENPC. While preparing their thesis, PhD students receive training in the writing of academic articles in the fields of expertise of PSE’s faculty and are required to participate in both PSE’s regular research seminars and external conferences.

A number of PSE PhD alumni have been awarded prizes for their work, showing the high academic standards and the encouraging environment of this programme, notably:

  • The AFSE award (Association Française de Sciences Economiques) : Jeanne Hagenbach (2010), Guilhem Cassan (2012), Fanny Henriet (2013), Gabriel Zucman (2014)
  • Young Economist Award (European Economic Association) : Bénédicte Apouey (2009), Nina Guyon (2010), Florian Mayneris (2010), Gabriel Zucman (2011), Christian Krekel (PhD exp. 2017)
  • Best Young Economist award (Fondation Banque de France): Nicolas Coeurdacier (2010), Isabelle Méjean (2011), François Le Grand et Jeanne Hagenbach (2012)
  • Concours International des Mémoires de l’Economie et de la Finance (Centre des Professions Financières): Marlon Seror (Grand Prix 2013)
  • Best PhD thesis in Finance and Banks (Fondation Banque de France): Sophie Osotimehin (2012), Jean-Edouard Colliard (2013), Mouhamadou Sy (2014)