Master 2 Public Policy and Development (international track)

Public policy and development are at the core of the public debate. Issues such as education and health and other public policies, democracy, foreign aid, governance, human development, infrastructure, and the historical origins and effects of political and economic institutions, are of concern, not only to academics, but also to the general public all over the world.

The Master 2 in Public Policy and Development 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.

Each student must choose 4 courses (30 hours each) in each semester.

Program 2019-2020

SEMESTER 3 

SEMESTER 4

4 among 6 electives:

Non-Mandatory : 

4 among 8 electives:

  Internship or dissertation

* Choice of this option must be validated by the ETE Master Director as well as the PP&D Master Director
** Students who followed the course " Professional Development" in M1 in 2018-2019 will be exempted.
*** Upgrade course in Mathematics, open to students in M1 and M2 of TSE.
**** Students who have already attended the "North-South Economic Relation" course in 2018-2019 cannot choose this elective

Program 2020-2021

(Syllabi will be available later)

SEMESTER 3 

SEMESTER 4

4 among 7 electives:

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

Non-Mandatory : 

  • Datanomics : regulation of data spreading and data protection
  • Math refresher courses***: Algebra Refresher,
    Probability Refresher, Dynamic Optimization refresher
  • Professional Development**

4 among 7 electives:

  • Institutions and Long-Run Development
  • Agriculture and Global Value Chains
  • Structural Models and Policy Evaluation
  • The Long-Run History of Trade
  • Economics of Human Development
  • Economic Analysis of Infrastructure and Network Industries (30 students max.)
  • Development: Theory, Public Policy, and Historical Perspectives*
  Internship or dissertation

* Choice of this option must be validated by the ETE Master Director as well as the PP&D Master Director

** Students who followed the course " Professional Development" in M1 in 2019-2020 will be exempted
*** Upgrade courses in Mathematics, open to students in M1 and M2 of TSE

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. Working knowledge of English is obviously required.
For more details about application process, we invite you to visit our Admissions section