Program Year

Track Recherche PG Eco

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

Mandatory courses M1 Quantitative Economics

  • Macroeconomics I
  • Game theory
  • Microeconomics I
  • Upgrade in statistical tools

AQME Certificate courses - Mandatory

  • Microeconometrics
  • Microeconometrics : applications with Stata


  • Microeconomics II : Public economics
  • Industrial Organization

Optional : Choose 1

  • Health Economics
  • Advanced Industrial Organisation
  • International Trade: Theory and Policy
  • Macroeconomics II
  • Measurement issues with applications to GDP, poverty and inequality

Open your mind

Academic Training Year 2023 - 2024 - subject to modification

Teaching Modalities

All courses in the first year of the Master ’ s 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. The first semester starts in early September with a 10-day refresher training course in statistical tools and Matlab programming. The first semester then lasts 12 weeks, with foundational courses in economics (Macroeconomics I, Microeconomics I, Game Theory), alongside two courses in data processing and analysis: Macroeconometrics and Data Management and Programming. Students are introduced to Matlab, Dynare and R 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 of the first semester. In terms of theory, this involves integrating market failures and frictions into economic analysis (Microeconomics II, Industrial Organization). A topical lecture also raises students ’ awareness on how economic research can help addressing a selected set of contemporary issues at the heart of policy and economic debates. In terms of quantitative methods, instruction focuses on techniques for analyzing individual and qualitative data using Stata (Microeconometrics, with Application to Stata). In addition to these required courses, students choose two among five optional courses (Health Economics ; Measurement issues with applications to GDP, poverty and inequality ; International Trade ; Macroeconomics II ; Advanced 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 earn ECTS credits.

After the Master first year, the students can opt for a gap year before pursuing in one of the two Master 2 tracks. Only gap year projects that include a relevant pr ofessional experience (internship of short-term contract) and/or an exchange study program through the QTEM network will be accepted by the Master 2 directors. Applicants should have a strong and reliable project and shall discuss with the targeted Master 2 director during the Master first year to better prepare this gap year in line with the Master 2 training.  

Internships and Supervised Projects

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