Program Year

Track Recherche PG Economie - Semestre 1

  • Introduction to Matlab programming
  • Data Management and Programming
  • Macroeconometrics

Mandatory courses

  • Macroeconomics I
  • Game theory
  • Microeconomics I
  • Mathematical and Statistical tools

Track Recherche PG Economie - Semestre 2

  • Microeconometrics
  • Microeconometrics : applications with Stata


  • Microeconomics II : Public economics
  • Macroeconomics II
  • Industrial Organization
  • Topics in advanced economic analysis

Optional : Choose 1

  • Health Economics
  • Advanced Industrial Organisation
  • International Trade: Theory and Policy

Academic Training Year 2021 - 2022 - subject to modification

Teaching Modalities

All courses in the first year of the Master in Quantitative Economics are taught in English and in lecture format. In some cases, part of the session may be devoted to correcting exercises and/or data processing data. The first semester starts in early September with by a 10-day refresher training covering the mathematical and statistical tools’ basics. The first semester then goes on over 12 weeks, with foundational lessons in economics (Macroeconomics I,Microeconomics I,Game Theory), combined with two courses on data processing and analysis, MacroeconometricsandData Management and Programming. Students will be introduced to the Matlab, Dynare and Python software. All courses are mandatory, and amount to 30 ECTS credits. Courses and final exams end in December of the academic year.

The second semester expands on the lessons from the first semester. In terms of theory, this involves integrating market failures and frictions into economic analysis, on both a microeconomic and macroeconomic level (Microeconomics II,Industrial Organization, andMacroeconomics II). In terms of quantitative methods, instruction focuses on techniques for analyzing individual and qualitative data, making use of the Stata software (Microeconometrics IIandDatabase and Stata Programming). In addition to these required courses, students choose one among three optional courses (Public Policy,International Trade, andAdvanced Industrial Organization). Each student must earn 30 ECTS credits by the semester's end. Courses are spread out over 12 weeks from January to April, and exams are held in early May. Students are then strongly encouraged to pursue an internship, although this will not qualify for ECTS credits.

Internships and Supervised Projects

Students are not required to do an internship during their Master's in Quantitative Economics first year. However, you are strongly encouraged to pursue one after the second semester’s exams, although this will not be rewarded with ECTS credits.