Toulouse School of Economics

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Toulouse School of Economics
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MottoUne grande école au sein de l'université
Motto in English
Economics for the Common Good
TypeEconomics departement
Established2011 within the University of Toulouse
2007 as an independent institution
AffiliationUniversité fédérale de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées
ChairmanJean Tirole
DirectorChristian Gollier
CampusToulouse 1 University Capitole
AffiliationsUniversity of Toulouse Capitole ; as a research center : École des hautes études en sciences sociales, École Polytechnique
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The Toulouse School of Economics (TSE; French: École d'économie de Toulouse) is a school within the Toulouse 1 University Capitole, a constituent college of the Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, located in Toulouse, France. While the core focus is economics, TSE offers a range of academic degrees spanning licences (French equivalent to bachelor's degrees), several master's degrees and a doctoral (PhD) programme. Classes are taught in both French and English. Currently, the school has around 2400 students from over 90 nationalities and 150 full faculty members. According to RePEc, TSE was ranked as the 9th most productive research department of economics in the world and the 3rd in Europe by April 2019.[1]

In 2014, the chairman Professor Jean Tirole was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences for his analysis of market power and regulation.[2] In 2007, the French government and the Academy of Sciences chose TSE as one of 13 "Réseaux Thématiques de Recherche Avancée" (RTRA) across all fields, enabling the creation of a private foundation, the Jean-Jacques Laffont Foundation, which serves to foster world class research in economics and related social sciences at TSE.[3] Its research department is also affiliated with the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences and the École Polytechnique

International recognition[edit]

Toulouse School of Economics is consistently ranked among the very best in Europe in rankings based on quality-weighted publications.[4] The website Econphd [1] ranks TSE first in the world in information economics, and second in the world in industrial organisation. Many of the faculty members are fellows of the Econometric Society and the European Economic Association.TSE scholars have also received numerous national and international awards, including the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the CNRS Gold Medal, the highest scientific Honor in France (both Jean Tirole in 2007 and 2014), and the Yrjö Jahnsson Award, granted every two years to the best European economist under 45 (Jean-Jacques Laffont and Jean Tirole in 2003, Gilles Saint-Paul in 2007).[5]

Economics departments rankings Worldwide Europe France Year
Shanghai Ranking 17 4 1 2018
IDEAS 9 3 2 2019
Tillburg University 19 4 1 2018
EconPhD 18 2 1 2004
Amir, R., & Knauff, M. (2008). Ranking economics departments worldwide on the basis of PhD placement. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 90(1), 185-190. 29 5 1 2008
Lubrano, M., Bauwens, L., Kirman, A., & Protopopescu, C. (2003). Ranking economics departments in Europe: a statistical approach. Journal of the European Economic Association, 1(6), 1367-1401. - 4 1 2002

Advisory Council[edit]

The scientific council is composed of many of the most famous economists in the world including 4 Nobel Laureates:

Jean-Jacques Laffont Foundation[edit]

The Jean-Jacques Laffont Foundation - Toulouse School of Economics gathers about 150 senior and junior researchers affiliated with various research institutions (University of Toulouse, EHESS, CNRS, INRA) and about 100 PhD students (70% international). It relies on a prestigious scientific committee composed of 16 members including 3 Nobel Prize winners.

Doctoral programme[edit]

Its doctoral programme provides a rigorous and in-depth training in the major fields of economics to prepare students for quantitative and qualitative economic analysis. TSE offers core courses in the main disciplines (microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics) as well as a broad choice of applications in those disciplines. In addition, TSE offers a two-year Masters programme and a senior year bachelor programme. TSE graduates become professional economists, whether in academia, government, private firms, or international organisations.

Involvement in policy-making[edit]

TSE researchers have developed strong relationships with economic actors as regulators, corporations and other various institutions. They take an active part in policy-making in France (The French Council of Economic Advisors) as well as for a variety of institutions in Europe (The European Commission) and the rest of the world.[6]

Notable Alumni[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°36′19″N 1°25′56″E / 43.6054°N 1.4322°E / 43.6054; 1.4322