This master's degree offers a very general vision of institutionalist approaches in economics and social sciences. In addition to theoretical courses, quantitative and qualitative methodologies and thematic courses, our student are supervised to realized a ambitious research project.
How does the programme provide content to ensure students achieve an understanding of a reasonably diverse set of perspectives on understanding economies?
This master's degree provides students with a mastery of the concepts, tools and methods of analysis and research necessary to grasp the issues involved in analyzing institutions and organizations according to several disciplinary approaches, at different scales of analysis, in a variety of contexts (and in particular developed vs. emerging economies), and on a variety of themes. Thus, through the deepening of the disciplinary foundations in economics and supplemented by contributions from other social sciences, the program offers the learning of different observation and analysis tools necessary for research activities or studies on institutions.
How does the programme ensure students understand the interaction between economic and ecological systems?
Ecological is not yet at the core of the master, even if at least one thematic lecture is dedicated to it avery semestre.
How does the programme ensure students understand how to critically explore real-world evidence, both qualitative and quantitative?
Quantitative lectures of the program are strongly enlighten by a critic and reflexive approach, based on the sociology of quantification. In every lecture, our institutional paradigm stresses the importance to understand that the economy is socially and politically constructed. For example, our lecture on European economics is based on a research program studying the historical institutionnal configurations of the European countries and their unions, as well as the sociology of the leaders of the european economic institutions.
What pedagogical approaches does the programme use to ensure that students examine the historical context, assumptions and values in all economic thinking?
Depending on the courses, our pedagocical approaches are based on
1) reading research papers and studying their context of production
2) empirical work on data. A full course is about the production and use of large surveys
3) empirical field work with interviews or observations.
How does the department ensure that the teaching culture and capacity to deliver economic pluralism are continually improving?
The master program is embedded in a interdisciplinary and pluralistic research lab, IDHES. Students are invited to the seminars and guided through an individual, 2-year-long, reserach project.
Université Paris Saclay
Economie, organisations et société
Economics & Management