The Analysis and Policy in Economics programme from Paris School of Economics has an experience of more than 35 years in providing top education in quantitative economics; it is one of the most famous Master’s program in economics in Europe and most of the famous French researchers in economics today have graduated from this program. The program provides training to research and relies on a learning-by-research approach; it is supposed to lead to doctoral studies but a significant part of the classes directly enter the labor market after graduating.
APE is recognized for:
- Its international openness: nearly 70% of APE candidates are foreign students; in September 2020, one in two students (in M1 and M2) came from courses undertaken overseas. In addition, 30% of APE graduates who enter the labour market and 40% of those who go on to further study, leave for another country.
- The quality and diversity of teaching: more than 80 teacher-researchers are involved in the programme, chiefly members of PSE, with strong international experience.
- The excellent employment record of the Masters graduates: more than 95% of graduates who enter the labour market are employed within three months of receiving their degrees – and a majority of these are hired even before the end of the academic year (See “PSE Graduate Placement (sept. 2020)”)
At the end of the second year of the Masters, students receive both a degree awarded by one of the four partner institutions (EHESS, ENS-PSL, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne) and a certificate from PSE.
Around two thirds of graduates choose to pursue further studies when they finish their APE Masters – about 65% of them in doctoral programmes mainly in France including PSE, Sciences Po, Dauphine, HEC... and the rest in institutions including Harvard, Oxford, Bocconi, Columbia, UCLA, Princeton, LSE and Yale.
Among those who decide to enter the labour market, one graduate in three goes overseas and in total, half join the private sector (including AXA, Deloitte, McKinsey, Société Générale, Google), and next, the public and semi-public sector (e.g. Banque de France, INSEE, Trésor), and finally international organisations (World Bank, the IMF, the ECB).
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- Development economics
- Economic History
- Behavioral economics and bounds on rationality
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
Apply by March 7
DisciplinesEconomics Econometrics Public Policy View 64 other Masters in Economics in France
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor’s degree in economics, with good knowledge of micro, macro and econometrics.
- In English: Non-native english speaker applicants must include with their application file a certificate of competence in English (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, Cambridge ESOL). We demand level B2.
- In mathematics: Applicants must demonstrate excellent capacities for mastering the quantitative tools that are an essential element of APE training.
International3770 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3770 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA350 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 350 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Paris
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