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Master (M2) mention économie parcours type Public Policy and Development (PPD)

Informations générales

Niveau de recrutement
Bac + 4
Durée de la formation
1 an
Lieu(x) de formation
Toulouse (campus UT1)
Accessible en
Langues d'enseignement
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Why are some countries so poor while others are so many times 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 understand 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.

Modern development economics uses all the tools provided by mainstream economics, including economic theory and econometrics, to shed light on the problems facing developing countries. However, this discipline has a definite applied bent, making relevance the ultimate criterion for successful research. Ever since the end of World War II, the international community has been involved in trying to help developing countries to escape from poverty. Several international institutions have been created like the World Bank or the UNDP for collecting and channelling massive amounts of foreign aid to the countries in need. These institutions employ large number of economists and policy advisors.

The PP&D program aims at training its students to become actors in that process, either within aid agencies or within their own country’s government. Moreover, many non-state actors have emerged to take part in this development process and the PP&D program aims also to train potential actors in such activities. The ultimate objective pursued in the PP&D program is to turn knowledge into a policy tool for improving the fate of millions of people living in poor countries.


Niveau de recrutement : Bac + 4

Conditions d'accès

Selection is based on academic excellence.
- Applicants graduated in France must have passed an M1 (1st year Master’s) in Economics or in Applied Mathematics or an equivalent degree (e.g., engineering school,…).
- For foreign students, the required degrees are a BSc, an M.A. or an M Sc, within a recognized curriculum considered consistent with the program and approved by the TSE Committee. A working level of English is obviously required, as all the courses are delivered in this language.
- Pre-requisite: Students are expected to have acquired a good level in standard microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods. Some brushing up in economics and maths might be advisable in some cases.


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Pour les étudiants titulaires d'un diplôme étranger : 
Dossier disponible début novembre pour les étudiants étrangers et mi-avril pour les étudiants français.


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

Political Economy and Development
Economic Effects of Political institutions
Empirical methods in development economics
Microeconomics of Development
Governance, Industrial Organization and Development

Foreign Aid, Organization and Effectiveness
International Trade and Development
Econometrics of Program Evaluation
Micro-Finance, Land and Labor
North-South Economic relation
Economic analysis of infrastructure industry
Topics in Applied Econometrics and Development

Internship or dissertation

Année post-bac de sortie
Bac + 5


Responsables pédagogiques

Contacts administratifs

Toulouse School of Economics
Bureau des Masters TSE
Bâtiment A -1er étage - MA 106
Manufacture des Tabacs
31015 Toulouse Cedex 6 - France
Phone : + (33) (0)5 67 73 27 87
E-mail : studentsrecruitment@ut-capitole.fr
Site : https://www.tse-fr.eu/

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