Toulouse School of Economics
|Motto||Une grande école au sein de l'université|
Motto in English
|At the heart of economics|
|Established||2011 within the University of Toulouse |
2007 as an independent institution
|Affiliation||Université fédérale de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées|
|Campus||Toulouse 1 University Capitole|
|Affiliations||University of Toulouse Capitole ; as a research center : École des hautes études en sciences sociales, École Polytechnique|
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 bachelors degrees), several masters 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.
In 2014, the chairman Professor Jean Tirole was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences for his analysis of market power and regulation. 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. Its research department is also affiliated with the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences and the École Polytechnique
Toulouse School of Economics is consistently ranked among the very best in Europe in rankings based on quality-weighted publications. The website Econphd  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).
|Economics departments rankings||Worldwide||Europe||France||Year|
|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|
The scientific council is composed of most famous economists in the world including 4 Nobel Laureates:
- Susan Athey (Harvard University)
- Richard Blundell (University College London)
- François Bourguignon (Paris School of Economics)
- Mathias Dewatripont (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
- Ivar Ekeland (University of British Columbia)
- Armin Falk (University of Bonn)
- Drew Fudenberg (Harvard University)
- Bengt Holmström (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
- Paul Joskow (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
- Andreu Mas-Colell (Pompeu Fabra University)
- Eric Maskin (Princeton University)
- Roger Myerson (University of Chicago)
- Torsten Persson (Stockholm University)
- Rafael Repullo (CEMFI Madrid)
- Amartya Sen (Harvard University)
- Suzanne Scotchmer (University of California)
- Nicholas Stern (HM Treasury)
Jean-Jacques Laffont Foundation
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.
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
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.
- Top 25% Economics Departments, as of April 2019
- Nobel Prize in Economic Science Awarded to Jean Tirole
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