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PSE’s commitment to teaching was one of the missions assigned to it when the RTRA was created.

The Master’s programme includes three degrees, a generalist Master’s in Analysis and Policy in Economics (APE), an applied Master’s in Public Policy and Development (PPD), and a combined Master’s in Economics and Psychology (EP). These degrees and the doctoral programme have been approved by the Board of Directors, a condition for their accreditation by PSE.

A Master of Science, specialising in the Economic Decision and Cost Benefit Analysis (EDCBA) offers training to engineering students and economists in the evaluation of investment projects in the fields of energy, computing/digitilisation, transport and urban planning, as well as in health and sport.

Inaugurated in June 2016, the PSE Summer School offers thematic programmes in week-long training courses in June-July, for Master’s and PhD students as well as researcher-teachers from other universities and professionals working in parastatals such as the OECD, the IMF, national Treasury departments, and central banks

The APE Master - Analysis and Policy in Economics

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The generalist master APE offers training in economics research covering all areas of the discipline. APE is co-accredited by the EHESS, the ENS-PSL, the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and is certified by the Paris School of Economics. This program is recognized for its international openness, the quality and diversity of its teaching, as well as for the very good integration results of its graduates.
(2020-2021) Master 1 : 57 students including 32% of international students
(2020-2021) Master 2 : 95 students including 44% of international students

  • Directors : Bernard Caillaud et Jean-Philippe Tropéano
  • master-ape - 01 80 52 19 44

The PPD Master - Public Policy and Development

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The applied master PPD is a research training course in the design, analysis and evaluation of public policies - in developed and developing countries. PPD is co-accredited by the EHESS, the ENS-PSL and the École des Ponts ParisTech; it is co-financed by the IRD, the CEPREMAP and the PSE. PPD emphasizes the acquisition of modern techniques for the evaluation of public policies, both in terms of the tools of microeconomic analysis and quantitative methods in the social sciences.
(2020-2021) Master 1 : 32 students including 81% of international students
(2020-2021) Master 2 : 31 students including 61% of international students

  • Directors : Marc Gurgand et Akiko Suwa-Eisenmann
  • master-ppd - 01 80 52 19 44

The E&P Master - Economics and Psychology

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The E&P Master is co-accredited by two Universities, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Paris and is supported by the PSE. It mixes track specific classes aimed at reaching an homogenous background in both fields, and common classes in both economics and psychology at the master leve. In the M2 year, students are offered common research oriented training common, as well as PhD- and professional- track specific classes.
2019-2021 : 35 students, half ot them being international students

  • Director : Nicolas Jacquemet
  • master-eco-psycho.ees - 01 44 07 83 24

The EDCBA MSc - Economic Decision and Cost Benefit Analysis

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Delivered by Professors and Practitioners, the EDCBA master of science is accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. It puts together the academic excellence of degrees offered by the École des Ponts ParisTech with the innovative approach taken in courses accredited by the Paris School of Economics. It trains students in economic calculation methods applied to investment decisions and project management. Several sectors of the economy are particularly studied : planning, energy, environment, health, digital transformation. Numerous private and public partners are supporting EDCBA : Citizing, Crédit Agricole, Deloitte, Engie, KPMG, Lime, LVMH, Renault, Transdev, Total…
2019-2021 : 13 students, half ot them being international students
2020-2021 : 13 students including 77% of international students

  • Directors : Clive Gallery et Carine Staropoli
  • master-edcba - 01 80 52 19 44

Being a PhD student at PSE

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The PhD program is a continuation of the Masters program. PhD students at PSE are registered at the Ecole Doctorale d’Economie ED465; this program is very demanding and the thesis must be completed within a three year period.
How to write a thesis at PSE? Students can enroll in the PSE Doctoral program once they have successfully completed one of thePSE Masters programs (APE or PPD). In order to enroll in the PhD program, a student must first have a staff member from the Paris School of Economics who has agreed to be their thesis supervisor. It is this future thesis supervisor who submits the student’s application. Please, note that direct applications from external candidates are not considered.

The PSE Summer School

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The PSE Summer School offers research-oriented teaching by leading experts in their fields. Since 2016, it has brought together in Paris over 630 participants, representing 68 nationalities, from all over the world. The 2021 edition will take place in Paris, from June 14 to July 2:


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Introduction aux méthodes d’évaluation d’impact des politiques publiques
Partners: Dauphine, IRD, PSE, PSL

Économie de la santé
Partners: Hospinnomics, AP-HP, PSE, Centre Virchow-Villermé, Univ. Paris Descartes, Univ. de Genève, ANEO, ANR

Répondre aux défis de santé en Afrique
Partners: J-PAL Europe, Centre Virchow-Villermé de santé publique Paris-Berlin, Université Paris Descartes, Université de Genève, ANEO, PSE-Ecole d’économie de Paris, ANR

PSE Students and Alumni awards

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PSE students and Alumni are regularly awarded national and international Prizes: The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, the John Bates Clark Medal, young Economist Awards, the Bernacer Prize, AFSE award, Paris Universities Prizes...


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Two associations structure the student life and the Alumni network:

SYNAPSE, the PSE Students association

PSE ALUMNI, the PSE Alumni association

Prepare your arrival at PSE (and in Paris !)

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The PSE teaching office Le secrétariat pédagogique offers you a lot of information and synthetic documents on key issues in order to prepare as best as possible your arrival in France and the beginning of your academic year at PSE:

  • The French higher education system.
  • Housing: short-term and long-term stays.
  • Visas : short-term and long-term stays.
  • Social Security - Health insurance.
  • Funding.