This track provides the all-round economics training needed to undertake research projects in the field of public policy evaluation. At the end of the programme, students can obtain posts as researchers ; as research officers in ministerial research departments (DREES, DARES) or in major public organisations (Bank of France, INSEE, Conseil d’Analyse Stratégique), research officers in public observatories (Observatoire Nationale de la Pauvreté et de l’Exclusion Sociale, OFCE), unions, associations, think tanks and other interest groups influencing public action ; as project officers in governing councils or municipalities.
Expert evaluation openings can also be found in international bodies (IMF, World Bank, OECD) and in non-governmental organisations responsible for social policy or projects in the developing countries. Independent experts are often required for this kind of evaluation, creating a sizeable market for economists specialised in the field.
This track also aims to provide a solid foundation in economics for students wishing to pursue careers in political and economic journalism, or to manage projects requiring input from public stakeholders.