Economics serving society


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The EDCBA programme is fully taught in English and designed for students and young professionals who hold a Bachelor, Masters 1 or 2 degree. It offers a strong theoretical background, which also rely on case studies, taught by leading researchers and professionals while being resolutely professional orientated thanks to its capstone project and its 6 months internship.

The courses are given on the Campus Jourdan of the Paris School of Economics, in the South of Paris.


Core courses - A multidisciplinary approach is at the heart of EDCBA curriculum

Economics: evaluating a project (or any asset), including externalities, and understanding its contribution to value creation in an environment dominated by high uncertainty;

  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Econometrics and Data Analysis
  • Industrial Organization & Regulation
  • Macroeconomics
  • Risk and uncertainty

Management: identifying the potential implementation issues and using change the relevant management techniques (organizational analysis, sociology).

  • Investment Decision
  • Innovation & Intangible Asset Evaluation
  • Organizational & Managerial Practices

Finance: structuring the financial resources, mobilizing the adequate instruments (equity, debt, hybrid) on the basis of sophisticated valuation and modeling techniques;

  • Project Finance & Corporate Finance
  • Structured finance

Field courses

All field courses are compulsory since the objective is not to specialize in one sector, but instead to provide to EDCBA students with a general training on projects appraisals methodologies and cost-benefit analysis which can be applied to any sector.


Capstone Projects, a professional mission

72 hours taught by staff and guest lecturers with extensive experience in industry. It offers a unique opportunity to learn from experts how to manage and deliver a consultancy mandate. Each project is advised by a member of MSc EDCBA faculty.


6-month internship program - The 6 months internship is the opportunity for students to put in practice what they have learn over the past year. Throughout the year, various events are organized for EDCBA students to give them access to practitioners, interact with companies and organizations that are involved with projects appraisals and cost-benefit analysis and potential employers. In addition, the EDCBA faculty proactively proposes internship offers to the students.

  • See previous events organized: (upcoming)
  • Where do the student go ?: Société Générale, Citizing, OECD, Engie, Deloitte Montréal, etc.


Carine Staropoli: Carine Staropoli is Professor at Paris School of Economics and Associate Professor in Economics at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is the Co-Director of the MSc EDCBA. Her research interest is in the field of economics of regulation and contracts, economics of energy and smart cities. She has numerous publications in academic journals but also research reports for companies and organizations in the energy sectors and policy briefs. She is member of the Board of the French Association of Energy Economists.

Clive Gallery: Clive studied in the UK and France and has a Doctorat in Financial Strategy and Shareholder Value creation. He is currently the Director of the Infrastructure Project Finance Program at l’Ecole des Ponts Paristech, Co-Director of Economic Decision-Making and Cost-Benefit Analysis at the Paris School of Economics, and Visiting Professor in Corporate Finance, Strategy and Supply Chain at Sorbonne Business School in France, China and Vietnam. Clive has more than 20 years experience designing and working on tailor-made Executive programs with companies such as Orange, Reckitt Benckiser, Philips, L’Oréal, Danone, Henkel and Unilever.