Master 2 Public Policy and Development (international track)

Why are some countries so poor while others are so much more affluent? Development economics is trying to provide an answer to this difficult question. 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 (PP&D) Master’s program aims at equipping its students with the tools required to become part of that quest at the cutting edge.

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

Syllabi are in the process of being updated. For information, here are all 2018-2019 syllabi

Program 2019-2020

SEMESTER 3 

SEMESTER 4

4 among 6 electives:

Non-Mandatory : 

4 among 8 electives:

  • Foreign Aid, Organization and Effectiveness
  • International Trade and Development
  • Structural Methods and Policy Evaluation
  • Micro-Finance, Land and Labor
  • North-South Economic relation****
  • Economic Analysis of Infrastructure and Network Industries (30 students max.
  • Historical perspective on development
  • Development Microeconomics*
  Internship or dissertation

* Choice of this option must be validated by the ETE Master Director as well as the PP&D Master Director
** Students 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 can not choose this elective

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