La science économique au service de la société

MACROECONOMIE - Comprendre les fluctuations macroéconomiques

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Ce programme se déroule intégralement en langue anglaise. Pour éviter toute ambiguïté sur ce point, les informations présentées ici et dans la pages associées sont donc en anglais.

L’édition 2021 se déroule via deux modes de participation :

  • En présentiel sur notre campus parisien, où toutes les mesures sanitaires requises seront mises en place afin de protéger les participants et les enseignants.
  • En ligne, avec des cours interactifs en temps réel et des créneaux complémentaires d’échanges avec les enseignants par vidéo.
  • Pour l’ensemble des participants, les matériaux relatifs à chaque cours - slides, notes associées, replays - seront mis à disposition.

Pour toute annulation relative à l’épidémie de COVID-19, les participants seront intégralement remboursés, sans condition.

The macroeconomics sequence in the PSE summer school introduces students to the state of the art research on a variety of topics. We cover both short-term macro analysis in closed and open economies and medium-term issues such as bubbles, unemployment, inequalities and fiscal policies.


The aim of the programme is to provide the essential toolbox of macroeconomics. Emphasis is put on introducing tools and developing deep understanding. All courses review core, standard models that are useful for understanding crises and recessions, and the role of policy therein. We then introduce recent research at the frontier.

« This programme was academically and socially rewarding ! Sharing opinions with colleagues from other institutions (and learning from them) is something I value very much. » Pablo, 2019


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Microeconomics and Macroeconomics at intermediate level is highly recommended.

How will professionals benefit from the programme

Professionals can get an edge by keeping in touch with research. This involves not only awareness of recent developments, but also being able to critically evaluate this research, whose findings are all too often highlighted in a positive light in popular media, despite methodological shortcomings. Participants in the macro sequence will be exposed to the architecture of modern research and will be able to analyze modelling assumptions and discuss their relevance. This is a critical skill for any decision maker who wants to make the best out of modern research.

How will students benefit from the programme

Students will learn or consolidate essential skills in light of the most recent literature. The sequence is particularly useful for students enrolled in a Ph.D. program with less than comprehensive coursework requirement. MA students will get a fresh exposure to macroeconomics as it is produced by leaders in the field and taught at an advanced level.

Participants profiles

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