Public Policy and Development, Master | Toulouse School of Economics | Toulouse, France
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Public Policy and Development

12 months
3770 EUR/year
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Why are some countries so poor while others are so much more affluent? The Public Policy and Development programme of Toulouse School of Economics is trying to provide an answer to this difficult question.


What you'll learn

The quest for this answer takes place either (i) at the level of states and countries, looking at international issues as well as into the political economy of government failure in poor countries, or (ii) at the level of individuals and firms, with a view to understanding how these microeconomic agents are able to cope in such difficult environments. The Public Policy and Development programme of Toulouse School of Economics aims at equipping its students with the tools required to become part of that quest at the cutting edge.

The program combines economic theory, state-of-the-art applied microeconometric techniques, and an interdisciplinary approach to issues of development and public policy. While the program is primarily focused on economics, it is based on the belief that insights from related fields such as political science, history, and anthropology, are essential to study the problems of today’s world in depth.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Political Economy and Development
  • Economic Effects of Political institutions
  • Infrastructures and Development
  • Randomized Control Trials and Policy Evaluation
  • Governance, Industrial Organization and Development
  • Topics in Applied Econometrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission is based on academic excellence criteria. An undergraduate degree of at least 4 years of college or a Master’s degree is required, within a recognized curriculum considered as consistent with the program and approved by the TSE selection committee.
  • Some brushing-up in Economics or Maths might be advisable in some cases. 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter (in French for Master standard track and in English for Master international track)
  • Transcripts of your undergraduate studies (official translations in French or English)
  • A copy of your Bachelor's degree or certificate of achievement
  • An English language certificate for Master programs - International track: TOEFL iBT 90/120 minimum, IELTS 6.5/9 minimum or Cambridge English Advanced Certificate level C1

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3770 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3770 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Toulouse

799 - 1154 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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