Master & PhD in Economics
Institut Polytechnique de Paris


Academic Placement

  • Baptiste Souillard, diplômé 2017 - PhD ULB, 2018.
  • Amelie Goerger, diplômée 2017 - PHD ETH, 2017.
  • Raphael Raux, diplômé 2019 - PhD Harvard, 2019.
  • Deivy Houeix, diplômé 2017 - PhD MIT, 2019.
  • Rafael Veiel, diplômé 2019 - PhD MIT, 2019.
  • Aymeric Bellon, diplômé 2016 - PhD Wharton School. univ Pennsylvania, 2016.
  • Damiano Argan, diplômé 2017 - PhD European University Institute, Florence, 2018.
  • Yacine Sbai Sassi, diplômé 2018 - PhD UC Berkeley, 2018.


Following a bachelor’s degree in Economics at the Ecole Normale Superieure Paris-Saclay, I decided to join the Master in Economics. I chose this Master given the high quality of the classes, the excellent reputation of the supporting schools, and the exciting research produced by its faculty members.

The program is structured around the first two years of the Ph.D. program and follows the current standards of economic teaching, i.e., the core courses (Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Econometrics), along with several field courses. This prepares students to join top PhD programs worldwide, but also to go to the private sector. It allowed me to refine my interests and hone my capacity to contribute to original research in different fields in economics. As part of the program, I worked under the supervision of Prof. Bruno Crépon on my master’s thesis, which culminated in an empirical paper.

Besides, the master’s offers tremendous research opportunities through the faculty network, but also thanks to the connections built by former students. I was able to strengthen my quantitative skills by working as a research assistant at the World Bank at the end of the first year. I continued to develop my research capabilities in development economics at Stanford University as a research manager after graduating. The master’s degree provided me precious exposures to economic research, which ultimately allowed me to join the PhD program in Economics at MIT.

Deivy Houeix, Graduated in 2017, currently PhD at MIT (2019).

The Master in Economics allowed me to get to the frontier of research in public finance and political economics, my fields of interest; courses covered the fundamentals in the discipline, but also proposed an in-depth look at state-of-the-art research areas in which professors were specialized. I had the pleasure to conduct my Master thesis under the supervision of Pierre Boyer, with whom I could start to craft research ideas, and develop them further as I go onto my PhD.

Raphael Raux, Graduated in 2019, currently PhD at Harvard (2019).

The master in economics (MiE) of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (IPP) was very good preparation for doing research in economics. Both in terms of coursework and in terms of research opportunities offered to master students. The department cares a lot about its master students and welcomes their involvement in the department. I found opportunities to write joint research papers, participate in reading groups with faculty and Ph.D. students, seminars and teaching. The program has many funding opportunities for international students, which allowed me to come to Paris for the MiE. What makes this program very attractive for international students is the internship. I did a six months’ internship at the OECD. The internship opportunities included academic departments abroad, other international organizations, central banks, and commercial banks among others. I am very interested in the intersection between economics and mathematics. My main reason for choosing MiE was the group of theorists that are affiliated with the program. For every topic that I was interested in, the department had someone that could advise me. I found Paris, and IPP in particular, to be a great place to study and do research in economic theory.

Rafael Veiel, MiE 2019, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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