Master Économie parcours Analyse économique (Economic Analysis)


Nature de la formation : Master (LMD)

Domaine : Droit, Economie, Gestion

Formation : Formation initiale


The Master 2 in Economics Analysis is a joint program between the University of Cergy-Pontoise and ESSEC Business School.

For the website of the Master 2 in Economic Analysis, click here.

The application process for 2018-2019 is now closed.

Grants are available. The M2 Economic Analysis program provides several scholarships for excellent students.

The content of courses and program's organization for 2018-2019 is available here. The program for 2018-2019 will be available soon.

The Master 2 in Economic Analysis is a joint program between University of Cergy-Pontoise and ESSEC Business School. It offers high quality training in economics in a one-year program, where all courses are taught in English. Its purpose is to prepare for further studies in a PhD program. Therefore, the program focuses on economic theory as well empirical methods. The content of the courses is available here.

This program is the sequel of the Master 1 Economie Quantitative from University of Cergy-Pontoise. The information on the Master 1, which is taught in French, can be found here.

The Master 2 in Economic Analysis is part of a Ph.D. program in Economics of ESSEC Business School, in partnership with University of Cergy-Pontoise. Students who have successfully completed the master program may demand admission to the Ph.D. program. They are also eligible to apply to the doctoral program at University of Cergy-Pontoise.

Students gain a mastery of quantitative methods (optimization, econometrics, simulation methods) and the basic concepts of the individual choice theory and the micro and macroeconomic equilibrium. Specialization courses address current and advanced research in applied fields.

The training in research follows international standards of scientific quality in economy. Fluency in English facilitates the research activity, which is international in nature.

The two partner institutions have a strong scientific visibility. According to international rankings, University of Cergy-Pontoise is among the very best French universities, while ESSEC is among the French business schools that are most active in research.

Career Opportunities

At the end of the program, students are able to join a PhD program, where they can develop their research skill to either to pursue an academic career or to work as consultants/researchers in think tanks or the private sector. Potential employers outside academy are international institutions (European Commission, European Central Bank, CDE, IMF, World Bank, WTO, ILO, BIS, Regional Development Banks, etc..), government administration, banks or large corporations.



Responsables du Master : Laurence JACQUET, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, et André FOURCANS, ESSEC

Secrétariat pédagogique :Mélanie RIDOLFI - tél. : 01 34 25 67 84 Université de Cergy-Pontoise - site des Chênes 1 - bureau 435/3 (4ème étage)

Web site

m2.ecoanalysis @

Adresse postale :

Université de Cergy-Pontoise

UFR économie et gestion - M2 Economic Analysis

33, boulevard du Port


Savoir-faire et compétences


1Maîtriser les concepts fondamentaux de la théorie du choix individuel et de l’équilibre microéconomique et macroéconomiqueFondamentaux de l'économie
2Maîtriser les outils mathématiques nécessaires à la modélisation en économie, tels que le calcul différentiel et intégral et l'optimisationModélisation
3Analyser des données en utilisant des outils statistiquesAnalyse
4Réaliser des études économétriques pour investiguer les relations entre les variables comme prévus par la théorie économiqueEconométrie
5Maîtriser les développements les plus actuels et les plus avancés dans les domaines des spécialités choisis par l'étudiant parmi: économie internationale, économie publique et organisation industrielle.Veille
6Rédiger, en anglais, les résultats d'un travail de recherche scientifique Communication
7Présenter oralement, en anglais, un travail de recherche scientifiqueCommunication
8Faire l'état de l'art sur un sujet de recherche scientifique en économieVeille

Contenu de la formation









Introductory courses: September




Introduction to Microeconomics




Mathematics for Economics



T1: October to December








Game Theory











T2: January to March





Advanced Macroeconomics



 Mathematics for Economists II200


Advanced Microeconomics



1 course among 2




Time Series Analysis



2 electives among 5

Industrial Organization



International Finance



International Trade



Labor Economics



Public Economics



T3: April to June




Master’s Thesis




Research Seminar 1: Professor’s  Seminar




Research Seminar 2: Student’s  Seminar



Présentation complète (PDF)


Programme de la deuxième année

The program starts in September with intensive two months courses of “Mathematics for Economics” (20h) and “Introduction to Microeconomics” (20h). The goal of these two courses is to provide students with a homogeneous theoretical basis and the mathematical tools they will need for the specialization courses.

Between October and March the students take advanced courses on microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics and get some extra reinforcement in mathematics used by Economists. They also choose elective courses among the fields courses available on industrial organization, international economics, public and labor economics.

Finally, the last quarter of the program is dedicated to the master thesis, which the students write under the supervision of a professor.

The link to download the list of courses and the content of courses is at the right hand side of the page.


Condition d'accès

Any student holding a M1 (at the University of Cergy-Pontoise or elsewhere) may apply to the Master 2 in Economic Analysis. Likewise, students who have graduated from a Grande École d’ingénieur ou Grande École de Gestion may apply,  as well as students from the ESSEC MBA having completed at least half of the credits for the MBA. Admission decisions are based on the analysis of the student's application material. Please carefully check what you need to include in your application package here.

A degree in economics is not necessary, but the candidate should have some background in mathematics, since the courses rely heavily on mathematical modelling of economics.


The link to download the application form for the academic year 2018-2019 is here.

Deadline for application: May 16, 2018 / For International students: April 8, 2018


In addition to the application through this site, foreign students from outside the European Union, holding a foreign degree, must also follow the instructions in the website: In this case (and only in this case), you can send the M2EA application form via e-mail (see "contact"), with the documents required attached (you don't need to send the envelopes). Attention: the deadline for Campus France countries is by the end of february 2018.

 The University of Cergy-Pontoise offers a limited number of scholarships for the best applicants. The deadline for applying for the UCP Merit-Based Scholarship is in April.  Instructions in French are here : Bourse d'excellence, and instructions in English are here : Merit-based Scholarships. A few other scholarships (from LabeX and UFR) are also available.

The tuition fees will be approximately 490€, including about 220€ for the social security.


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Career Opportunities

The Master 2 in Economic Analysis offers a number of alternative careers. Among the several options, there are the large international institutions (European Commission, European Central Bank, OECD, IMF, World Bank, WTO, ILO, BIS, Regional Development Banks, etc.), which recruit students at Research Master level. French and foreign governments are also an outlet. Finally, the private sector, in particular the financial sector, is another option, since economists are capable of guiding major strategic choices.  

Finally, the students most interested in academic research may continue into the PhD program to be able to pursue a career in universities, research institutions (CNRS, INRA, OFCE, etc..) or in Business Schools in France or abroad. The Master prepare students to follow a doctoral program in economics, in the fields of industrial organization, international economics, public economics, labor economics, development economics, macro and microeconomics. Students pursuing a PhD will be welcomed into the THEMA. They may also apply to the "Ph.D. in Economics", which is a program in partnership between ESSEC and the University of Cergy-Pontoise. The Master 2 corresponds to the first of the 2 years of courses within the PhD program. After that, the student’s time is devoted to the thesis research.


Secteur(s) d'activité  (santé, énergie, enseignement...) 
Métier(s) À l’issue de la formation, les étudiants sont en mesure d’entreprendre une thèse de doctorat qui peut être validée au meilleur niveau international (publications dans des revues internationales) ou encore d’être opérationnels en tant que chercheurs/consultants dans des cabinets de conseils internationaux. En dehors des carrières académiques ou du conseil, les employeurs potentiels sont les institutions internationales (Commission européenne, Banque centrale européenne, CDE, FMI, Banque mondiale, OMC, BIT, BRI, Banques régionales de développement, etc.), les administrations françaises ou étrangères, les banques ou les grandes entreprises


Contact(s) administratif(s)

M2 Economic Analysis - Mélanie RIDOLFI
Tel : 01 34 25 67 84
m2.ecoanalysis @ or