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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)
(Stage optionnel)
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 (PPD) 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 PPD 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 PPD program aims also to train potential actors in such activities. The ultimate objective pursued in the PPD program is to turn knowledge into a policy tool for improving the fate of millions of people living in poor countries.


Mandatory: Internship or Master Thesis



Niveau de recrutement : Bac + 4

Conditions d'accès

De droit :
- L’étudiant titulaire d’un Master 1 mention Économie de l’École d’Économie de Toulouse.

Après examen du dossier (en fonction des places disponibles) :
l’étudiant titulaire d'une licence dans un domaine économique ou mathématique,
- l’étudiant titulaire de diplômes ou crédits, français ou étrangers, jugés équivalents et pouvant attester d'un niveau de langue anglaise C1 ainsi que d'un niveau de Mathématiques (GRE pour les étudiants titulaires d'un diplôme étranger).

Les certificats de langue anglaise admis sont : TOEFL 90/120 minimum, IELTS 6.5/9 minimum et le Cambridge English Assessment (C1 niveau Advanced).

L'ensemble des pièces justificatives pour constituer le dossier de demande d'admission est détaillé sur le site de l'Ecole d'Economie : https://www.tse-fr.eu/fr/admission.

Admission :
Les demandes d'admission se font à partir du site internet de l'Ecole d'Economie du 7/11 au 27/11 pour les étudiants candidats à la Bourse Eiffel, en début d'année civile (du 13/01 au 10/02) pour les étudiants titulaires d'un diplôme étranger et en mai (du 5/05 au 26/05) pour les étudiants titulaires d'un diplôme français

Frais de scolarité :

5500 euros/an (frais de formation TSE) + frais de scolarité (333 € droits d'inscription universitaire + CVEC). Des exemptions de frais de formation aux étudiants méritants peuvent être offertes chaque année.Pour plus d'information, veuillez consulter le site de TSE.


Program 2019-2020

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



4 among 6 electives:

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

Non-Mandatory : 

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

4 among 8 electives:

  • Foreign Aid, Organization and Effectiveness
  • International Trade and Development
  • Structural Models 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 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

More information: www.tse-fr.eu/master-2-ppd-international-track

Année post-bac de sortie
Bac + 5


Responsables pédagogiques

Contacts administratifs

Toulouse School of Economics
1 Esplanade de l'Université
31080 Toulouse Cedex 6 France
Téléphone : +33 (0)5 61 12 85 05
E-mail : scoltsem2@ut-capitole.fr

Contact Admissions :
Téléphone : +33 (0)5 67 73 27 87
E-mail : tse-studentsrecruitment@ut-capitole.fr
Site : tse-fr.eu

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