Founded from the legacy of world-class economist Jean-Jacques Laffont, Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) in France is a remarkable centre for research in economics, now chaired by Nobel Laureate Jean Tirole.
Working together for the greater good, TSE educators and students pursue answers to significant questions concerning scientists and citizens through multidisciplinary Master’s programmes and exemplary research.
Striving for solutions to societal challenges
Working to supply solutions to today’s key economic and social issues, promoting excellence in research and higher education while encouraging interdisciplinary research and connecting it to policy in France, Europe and worldwide, TSE is where economics meets innovation.
Understanding the impact of digitization and how it affects consumer behaviour or competition between companies, TSE is upskilling students with need-to-know knowledge for the field. A new driver of development, the digital economy is now a focal point for many graduates looking to expand their expertise on modern economic trends. As a result of the rise, it’s now essential for students to understand the benefits and drawbacks of the digital economy and how future economists may thrive in our tech-infused world.
That’s why TSE is training the next best economists to propose solutions that will tackle many challenges brought on by digital dilemmas, configuring effective ways to make global states and organisations more efficient, fair and sustainable.
With your teachers as researchers and regular participation with academic debates alongside your professors or visiting speakers, you’ll soon learn how to stabilise your skillset in the face of modern economic growth.
“It’s important that 80 percent of our professors are researchers because they can introduce our students to transformative techniques, immerse our students in topical discussions and introduce them to important challenges that society currently faces. This will then help them to succeed at their roles within companies for the coming years and enable them to advise businesses about the current state of economics,” TSE Dean Stéphane Gregoir explains.
A toolbox for future autonomous and versatile economists
By enrolling in one of TSE’s Master’s Programmes, you’ll be working for the common good and start to tackle issues that will improve the situation of the future organisation, company or country you choose to work for.
Each course will grant you a dynamic toolbox of skills that allow you to analyse model properties and adapt them to suit various circumstances.
Economics is at the heart of TSE teaching but adopts a multidisciplinary approach, moulding you into a future-proof economist equipped with a unique intellectual experience through TSE’s scientific rigour and approach.
Located in the stunning surroundings of southern France, TSE offers practical English-taught postgraduate courses. In the first year, you can choose from two international track master’s degrees that prepare you for second year. And in second year, you can choose to specialise in various fields.
With regards to the first year, you can opt for the Master 1 in Economics (international track) programme and partake in compulsory modules such as Game Theory, Theory of Incentives, Macroeconomics and Intermediate Econometrics.
Alternatively, you can choose the Master 1 in Econometrics and Statistics (international track) and learn from compulsory modules such as Strategic Optimization, Advanced Analysis, Markov chains and applications, Optimization and more.
“During my time at TSE, I learned a set of multidisciplinary skills such as data and modelling, that I use daily as an economist. My degree was an asset when I applied for my current role and it was recognised instantly. Especially as the school is known worldwide in international institutions,” TSE alum and economist at the European Central Bank, Nordine Abidi explains.
Degrees that combat digital and environmental challenges
If you’re looking to dive deeper into the impact of human activity on natural resources and biodiversity or of digitalisation and fully understand how it affects consumer behaviour or company competition, TSE notably offers two specific programmes that focus on these topics.
One of these is the Master 2 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (international track).
Exploring the pressing issues in energy and climate policy, ecosystem management and biodiversity; as well as essential concepts on cost-benefit analysis, valuation methods and dynamic modelling of ecological issues, this programme emphasises teamwork and hands-on experience with real-world case studies and datasets.
Helping you understand how biodiversity and ecosystems are modelled and measured, how you can measure the ecological and the economic value of biodiversity and ecosystems, and how economic policy can be used to influence human behaviour and its consequences on biodiversity and ecosystems.
In comparison, the Master 2 in Economics of Markets and Organizations (international track) has integrated courses dedicated to the study of the digital economy and its impact on the strategies implemented by companies in all economic sectors.
Through this course, you’ll start to decipher how markets work, how firms make strategic choices and what determines demand and cost structure.
Encouraged by a team of TSE economists/teachers who stand at the forefront of current research into the digital and environmental economy, as well as members of TSE’s two focus centres – the Digital Centre and the Climate and Energy Centre – your selected programme will be complemented by key industry engagement and valuable business networks.
So, if you’re ready to be trained as a future economist with an eye for detail and a mindset for sustainability and success, TSE is where your entry into world-class economics begins.