Master of Economics / Overview

The Master of Economics is a two-year general research training in economics. The first year (M1) is certified by ENS Paris-Saclay and the second year (M2) by Paris-Saclay University, in cooperation with AgroParisTech, CentralSupelec and University of Evry-Val d’Essonne. The program focuses over two years on :

  • Fundamental knowledge and methodological tools in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics in the first year.
  • Discovery courses on specific topics (data economy, environmental economics and sustainability, experimental economics, gender economics) in the first year.
  • Large areas of specialization in the second year (economic policy, applied microeconomics, theoretical economics, macroeconomics, empirical evaluation).
  • A master thesis in the second year, supervised by a faculty member.

The program is a demanding training entirely in English, and requires strong knowledge in quantitative methods.

In 2021-2022, the first year counted 54 students, including 22% of international students.

The Master benefits from an exchange network with 5 partners in Europe: Humboldt University of Berlin, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), University of Bologna, University Carlos III of Madrid, and University of Porto.


The aim of this program is to train highly motivated to students, looking for a large scale of knowledge in economics and related quantitative skills, and interested by academic research. It enables students to continue with a PhD thesis at the Paris-Saclay Doctoral School (link), but also to pursue careers requiring high level of expertise in economics, in the private sector, international organizations and public institutions.

PhD grants are allocated through a competitive scheme at ENS Paris-Saclay and Paris-Saclay University.

The master program in practice

Curriculum :
  • First year
  • Second year
Syllabus Course Booklet 2022-2023 :
  • First year
  • Second year

Student Representatives

Every year, students elect two representatives, one for M1 and one M2. Student representatives are invited to the Master council, to express their views and participates to the permanent development of the Master.

Members of the Pedagogical Committee


Natacha RAFFIN, director of the Master & head M1 (CEPS, ENS Paris-Saclay)
• Matthieu CROZET, head M2 (RITM, Paris-Saclay University)

Other members

Jean-Christophe BUREAU (INRAE & AgroParitech)
• Olivier BOS (CEPS, ENS Paris-Saclay)
• José DE SOUSA (RITM, Paris-Saclay University)
• Eleni ILIOPULOS (CEPS, University of Evry-Val d’Essonne)
• Vincent MARTINET (CEPS, ENS Paris-Saclay & INRAE)
• François PANNEQUIN (CEPS, ENS Paris-Saclay)
• Mehdi SENOUCI (CentraleSupelec)
 Grégory VERDUGO (CEPS, University of Evry-Val d’Essonne)


Admission procedure

Students should hold a bachelor either in economics or in mathematics. Other degrees in sciences and social sciences from best universities will be considered. The admission website indicating deadlines for application is here.

Contact information

Administration office