Paris School of Economics - École d'Économie de Paris

La science économique au service de la société

Capstone Projects

72 hours taught by staff and guest lecturers with extensive experience in industry, offering a unique opportunity to learn from experts. Each project is advised by a member of MSc EDCBA faculty.

It allows you to approach the real life of companies. The capstone projects mainly consist in fulfilling a consulting mandate given by a company or any other organization interested in taking advantage of the training provided by our program in economic evaluation of any type of investment project.

Examples of Capstone projects for academic year 2018-2019 proposed by our Sponsors :

  • Creating new business models out of massive data : the telecommunications industry. A key and very large operator, collecting massive data, questions their monetization. Better understand how consumers actually behave may be the source of value creating opportunities, not only by selling data to other industries (car and mobility, luxury products, FMCG) but, also, by creating its own « verticals », as Orange currently developing a banking activity. The project identifies internal and external productivity breakthroughs, which are the foundations of economic value, and explores which financial strategy is appropriate to create enduring value.
  • Durable goods and industrial strategy. For an industrial firm, understanding how customers actually use its equipment and the impact on durability, maintenance and research & development is key. Internet of Thing (IoT) is one of the main « game changers » of the next decades, which motivates a multinational company to ask students how an intelligent use of IoT creates long-term competitive advantage against low-cost suppliers.
  • Proposing a new economic equilibrium test to assess the socio-economic impact of a new entrants in the railway market taking into account externalities. When a new entrant wants to operate on a liberalized rail market, some transport regulators conduct an economic equilibrium test to ensure that the entry of the new operator does not affect the economic equilibrium of an existing public service on the route (s) opened to competition. The Economic Equilibrium Test should look at the wider socio-economic implications and also at the wider benefits of the Open Access for passengers and for the whole society. The project proposed by the French transport regulator (ARAFER) aims at proposing such an economic equilibrium test in the french regulatory and institutional context.