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M2 Economics | Theoretical and empirical economics

Teaching method: Initial training or Continuing education

Location : Marseille

Type of degree: Master

Duration of studies: 2 years

Output level: Bac+5

Language(s) : French, English

Department: Aix-Marseille School of Economics

  • Objectives

    The aim of this Master's programme is to provide students with a generalist education in theoretical and empirical economics leading to research or economic analysis.
    The teaching programme of this Master's programme aims to provide an in-depth understanding and mastery of the latest developments in economic theory and its methods, as well as the theory and practice of econometrics.

    The program aims to introduce the student to research and to develop his or her ability to define and conduct a research project in economics.

    Main professional skills targeted at the end of M2 :

    • Contribute to innovative scientific production in economics
    • Valuing research results
    • Solving economic problems
    • Demonstrate expertise in an area of economic research

    This training has the label " Diploma in International Partnership (DPI )". This label covers different types of collaboration between AMU and one or more foreign institutions with a view to either issuing a double or multiple diploma(s), or a joint diploma, or to relocating AMU training to a partner institution.

  • Teachings

    There are two tracks: classic track and Magistère track

    Master 2 Economics Theoretical and Empirical Economics  (ETE) - Class track

    Semester 3 M2 Economics Theoretical and Empirical Economics (ETE) - Classic track

    • Common core (9 credits)
      • Advanced Macroeconomics
      • Advanced Microeconomics
      • Advanced econometrics
    • Economics of networks and development economics (6 credits)
      • Network economics
      • Development Economics
    • Introduction to Research (3 credits)
      • Research questions
    • Elective teaching units I (choose 1 out of 2) (6 credits)
      • Political economy and Incentive theory (6 credits)
        • Political economy
        • Incentive theory
      • Macroeconomic cycles and Automatic model selection methods (6 credits)
        • Macroeconomic cycles
        • Automatic model selection methods
    • Elective taching units II (1 EU to be chosen out of 2) (6 credits)
      • International trade and Public choice (6 credits)
        • International Trade
        • Public choice
      • Health economics and environmental economics (6 credits)
        • Health economics
        • Environmental economics

    Semester 4 M2 Economics Theoretical and Empirical Economics (ETE) - Classic track

    • Research methodology (4 credits)
      • Research methodology
    • Research dissertation or end-of-study internship with report and defence (20 credits)
    • Elective teaching units (choose 1 out of 2) (6 credits)
      • Labour Economics and Labour econometrics (6 credits)
        • Labour economics
        • Labour econometrics
      • Dynamic macroeconomics and Theoretical econometrics (6 credits)
        • Dynamic macroeconomics
        • Theoretical econometrics

    Master 2 Economics Theoretical and Empirical Economics (ETE): Magistère track

    Semester 3 M2 Economics Theoretical and Empirical Economics (ETE) - Magistère track

    • Common core (9 credits)
      • Advanced Macroeconomics
      • Advanced Microeconomics
      • Advanced econometrics
    • Economics of networks and development economics (6 credits)
      • Network economics
      • Development economics
    • End-of-study project (6 credits)
    • Big data III (6 credits)
      • Big data tools (Hadoop, Hive, Spark)
      • Advanced machine learning
    • Introduction to research (3 credits)
      • Research questions
    • Elective courses I (choose 1 out of 4) (6 credits)
      • Political economy and Incentive theory (6 credits)
        • Political Economy
        • Incentive theory
      • Macroeconomic cycles and Automatic model selection methods (6 credits)
        • Automatic model selection methods
        • Macroeconomic cycles
      • International trade and Public choice (6 credits)
        • International Trade
        • Public choice
      • Health economics and Environmental economics (6 credits)
        • Health economics
        • Environmental economics

    Semester 4 M2 Economics Theoretical and Empirical Economics (ETE) - Magistère track

    • Big data IV (6 credits)
      • Big data management with SAS
      • Hands on project
    • Research methodology (4 credits)
      • Research methodology
    • Research dissertation or end-of-study internship with report and defence (20 credits)
    • Elective teaching units (1 EU to be chosen out of 2) (6 credits)
      • Labour Economics and Labour econometrics (6 credits)
        • Labour economics
        • Labour econometrics
      • Dynamic Macroeconomics and Theoretical econometrics (6 credits)
        • Dynamic macroeconomics
        • Theoretical econometrics
  • Admission - Second Year

    Who can apply?

    A high-level training in theoretical and empirical economics is required to apply.
    The M1 of the Master's Degree in Economics of the AMSE department of the Faculty of Economics and Management of Aix-Marseille University offers privileged access to this course. Parallel entries in M2 can however be envisaged for students who have validated 60 credits of M1 level Economics in a course with a strong quantitative focus.

    How to apply?

    Apply at the time of admission on the dedicated platform.

  • Practical information

    This master is part of the University Research School (EUR) AMSE, which brings together nearly one hundred researchers from AMU, CNRS, EHESS and ECM. The teachers are selected on the basis of their expertise within these entities. The teaching team is also supplemented by professionals from the sector.

    The student's course concludes with the writing of a research paper or the completion of a minimum three-month internship.
    The research paper is written under the supervision of a teacher-researcher or researcher.

    This training is available in :

    • Initial training
    • Continuing education
  • What's next?

    Professional opportunities

    ROME codes :

    Training specialties (NSF code) :

    • 114d: Mathematics of Economics, Demographic Statistics, Mathematics of Social Sciences, Humanities
    • 122b: Econometric Models; Methods of Economic Analysis
    • 313n: Economic and financial studies

CONTACTS

Pedagogical Manager

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Roberta
ZIPARO
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Lecturer

Administrative Manager

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Emilie
ALPACCA
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Academic Studies Secretary AMSE