Academic excellence at the heart of ESSEC




The Department of Economics has developed a research strategy aimed at achieving high societal and organizational impact studies based on the latest methodological developments and addressing issues related to the concerns of economic and public decision-makers. The recruitment of new professors favors applications from researchers with high potential and/or international recognition in their field.

The research of the Department of Economics revolves around two main themes:

  • Microeconomics and applied game theory, Industrial organization, Health Economics, Experimental economics.
  • Macroeconomics, Monetary economy, International economy and Institutional economy.

The Department of Economics professors are affiliated with the Center of research in Applied Microeconomics ThEMA (UMR 8184 CNRS – UCP). In addition to the geographical proximity, the Department of Economics has common interests with the ThEMA researchers, in particular in industrial economics, theory of applied games, analysis of the labor market, international economy and monetary and banking economics. ThEMA and the Department of Economics jointly organize a weekly seminar in Economic analysis, Econometrics and Finance (AEEF) with the participation of very prestigious guests.

AEEF Seminar Calendar

The professors of the Department of Economics publish their work in prestigious journals such as: Journal of Economic Theory, Rand Journal of Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and organization, Journal of Public Economics, Labor Economics Health Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Economic dynamics, theory and decision, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of International Economics, etc.
They regularly participate in major international conferences and organise specialized conferences and seminars at ESSEC.

The Department of Economics of ESSEC is an important partner of the Labex MME-DII and actively contributes to its research program through the organisation of conferences and seminars and through the implementation of research projects. The Department is also active within the ISITE Paris-Seine.

The Economics track of the ESSEC PhD program, developed in partnership with the University of Cergy-Pontoise, welcomes every year 3 to 4 new doctoral students.

Former graduates of the doctoral/PhD program pursue careers as professors in France and internationally, and benefit from a high level placement (e.g. Trinity College, University College Dublin, Central Bank of Israel, etc.).


Following the long tradition of ESSEC, established in 1901 as Ecole supérieure de sciences économiques et commerciales , the Department continues its mission of transmitting to students and participants in continuing education a solid knowledge base in economics.

The Department of Economics offers introductory courses in macroeconomics and microeconomics for all the programs of ESSEC. Master’s level students must also take a fundamental course in managerial economics that provides them with advanced knowledge in industrial organization, market analysis and business strategies.

The department also offers optional specialized in-depth courses contributing to the understanding of major societal problems in areas such as: international economy, monetary problems, banking economics, Labor Economics, growth economics, health economics, economic analysis, game theory, etc. The department offers two transdisciplinary courses: contemporary economic challenges for specialized masters and a course on the scientific contribution of Nobel Prize winners.

In the Master in Management program, the Department of Economics proposes a the Department of Economics proposes a track organized around a selection of courses in economics and related disciplines such as econometrics. Each year, this track attracts students motivated by a career as researcher in economics or looking for high-level positions in the economic administration or international organizations. These students can work along with the professors of the Department on research projects and have priority for teaching assistant missions.

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Finally, advanced courses are offered to the students enrolled in the ESSEC PhD in Economics, in collaboration with the researchers of the University of Cergy-Pontoise.


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Head of the Department: Patricia CHARLETY
Assistant to the Department: Cindy ESNAULT, tel. + 33 (0) 1 34 43 96 84

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