Masters in Analysis and Political Economy (APE)


Jointly accredited by EHESS, ENS, ENSAE, École Polytechnique, École des Ponts ParisTech, and HEC, and labelled by the Paris School of Economics, the APE Masters program provides a general preparation for research in theoretical and applied economics at a level comparable to the best international institutions.


The purpose of the APE Masters program is to provide students in the first year of fundamental training with general knowledge and technical tools in micro- and macroeconomics and econometrics, and with a step-by-step introduction to research methods. This M2 gives them access to high-level specialist knowledge and research activity.


This program provides a training in economics research at Masters and PhD level. It is one of the best PhD programs in Europe, and is recognized for:

  • Its international character: a growing number of students come from the best universities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas;
  • The quality and diversity of its teaching: more than 60 academics are involved in the program, many of them with strong international experience;
  • the excellent employment opportunities for Masters and PhD students.

The APE program places special emphasis on supporting and assisting its students throughout their time at the School. Initiation into research and exposure to the social sciences are at the heart of the program’s learning objectives.

Career Opportunities

After obtaining their Masters, students generally move into careers as economists or statisticians in government departments, both in France and abroad, and in banking and insurance. Other students go on to do a PhD (notably at the Paris School of Economics).