About us

In an ever changing world, businesses and public institutions increasingly need economists who understand the environment they operate in, and who are equipped to anticipate its demands. This is the kind of economist that AMSE trains. In a more and more digital society, AMSE students, trained to the techniques of economic analysis as well as to Big Data, will play a valuable role within organizations in data mining in order to support strategic decision-making process.

Open-minded, AMSE welcomes students coming from all over the world and promotes a semester of study abroad thanks to our partnerships with international universities. The bilingual education is another key asset of our program; this enables students to improve gradually their skills in working with english language. During the first and second years of studying they can choose to attend each course in their preferred language, either in english or french.

AMSE School, by sitting in the Aix-Marseille University, offers to students a renowned and high quality education providing them cutting edge techniques and concepts.


AMSE, a school within the university labeled excellence academy

Aix-Marseille School of Economics is a department of the Faculty of economics and business and the training component of the labex Amse. AMSE has been labeled "excellence academy" in 2015 by Amidex, foundation of Aix-Marseille University, thanks to the pedagogical innovation level of its programme, its bilingual and high quality curricula. AMSE combines the high scientific standards of a university with the rigorous learning environment of a French "grande ecole":

  • an all-round programme linking theory, applied economics, competence in statistical and econometric tools,

  • small classes,

  • genuinely close contact with a dedicated teaching team,

  • tutorials and supervised practical work to enhance learning,

  • courses in mathematics and computing equipping students with the technical resources they will need,

  • an active student life.

Training at the Aix-Marseille School of Economics with the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities.


Teaching excellence backed up by research expertise

Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE)  is a project combining a research unit (UMR 7316), the graduate school and an outreach department. AMSE is an innovative and original project centered on the fundamental concerns of our societies. Research and teaching are carefully combined to train a new generation of economists capable of dealing with all the challenges of a world in crisis, capable of putting their knowledge of economics to work for citizens and policy makers. AMSE research takes three directions:

  • Axis 1: economic crises and the crisis of macroeconomics,
  • Axis 2: development, democratic transitions, migrations and growth,
  • Axis 3: environmental and health crises.

Our aim is to build on our four existing fields of methodological excellence: Macrodynamics and quantitative macroeconomics, Network theory, Econometrics of time series, panel data, and Big data.



Our mission is to train a new generation of economists who understand the environment they operate in, and who are equipped to anticipate its demands. We have to ensure a good professional future to our students and make attractive their hiring by recruiters.


Our founding values

  • Responsibility: we provide high quality training that guarantees success in the job market for our students.
  • Excellence: our professors are internationally renowned specialists in their fields, be they academics who base their teaching on recent and original research, or professionals who transmit their specific skills and competencies.
  • Openness: our students come from all over the globe and provide a truly international perspective.
  • Confidence: we work to establish a relationship of confidence with our students