The course teaching is structured around three main areas of economic policies:
- The economic policies of knowledge and innovation, with particular emphasis on applied approaches, theories based on real national systems and regimes of innovation, and an interdisciplinary approach (notably economics and law of intellectual property and economics of education and culture, which constitute main pillars for a knowledge economy);
- Analysis of macroeconomic dynamics and policies in real and financial dimensions, integrating both the central question of income distribution and inequality and the factors of financial instability in order to discuss the related regulation policies;
- Analysis of development policies in their economic, social, environmental and gender dimensions. A special emphasis will be put on emerging countries, migrations and intellectual property rights.
The core design of the EPOG Master’s relies on the development of an expertise in a specific field and a general understanding of interdependencies among economic policies with a precise, consistent and continuous course progression:
- Semester 1 and 2 for the basics of the specialisation,
- Semester 3 (September-February) for advanced courses and for providing a common culture on the various economic policies and their interdependencies to all the students,
- Semester 4 for enhancing and applying learning outcomes. Depending on their Master’s dissertation project and career perspectives, students will stay at University of Paris 13, return to the university where the first year of the Master’s was taken, or visit one of the associated partner (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, University of Massachusetts – Amherst or Seoul National University). They will also choose between (i) writing the Master’s dissertation in the context of a “professional internship” or (ii) writing the Master’s dissertation in a “research lab environment”.
In order to provide students with knowledge and skills in specific fields of expertise, students will have to choose one of three options and a major (which will determine part of the students mobility):
- Option A – Knowledge and innovation policies
- Option B – International macroeconomics and financial policies (with Major B1 – “International economics and governance” or Major B2 – “Political economy and finance”)
- Option C – Development policies (with Major C1 – Knowledge, industrial and local development” or Major C2 – “Macroeconomic development and finance”)
University of Paris 13 courses will provide a common culture for all students and an in-depth understanding of the “systemic” dimensions of economic policies interdependencies. This will be achieved through:
- five series of joint seminars with several different presenters and related work done by groups of students representing all three options (A, B and C);
- special focuses within the options that will enable deeper examination of the interactions between economic policies in two different fields. For instance:
The overviews and details on the structure of the Master’s course are available below for each option and major: here.
Please note that the given details are subject to evolutions and changes.