The Master’s provides training in economic analysis through modelling and econometrics. The first year (M1) covers the essential groundwork so that, in the second year (M2), students can choose to specialise in a particular field.
The general foundations are laid in M1, with the accent on economics methodology. Students also learn how to use software for econometrics and database management. A methodology module in the first semester of M1 provides the technical tools for the other courses.
M1 is largely organised around a common core, with the first semester fully common. This first semester is aimed at generating a solid common knowledge base for students who may come from a range of backgrounds. The second semester begins with a common core, but the latter part of this second semester prepares the students for the choice of direction they will have to make in M2. Without yet defining a specific track, students declare which specialisation they intend to follow in M2, and receive more targeted instruction.
Overall, M1 consists of basic courses preparing students for more targeted specialist research and professional studies.
* Note * : this programme is subject to change