About us

Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE)  is a project combining a research unit (UMR 7316), a 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,
  • Big data.

Graduate school

AMSE graduate school is a department of the Faculty of Economics and Management at Aix-Marseille University. It provides world class programs in Economics focusing on:

  • empirical and theoretical economics,
  • economic policy analysis,
  • quantitative finance and insurance,
  • econometrics-big data-statistics,

and awards Master, Magistère, and PhD degrees.

AMSE brings together rigorous selectivity, research-based pedagogy, world class support to students, interdisciplinary curricula, strong connections with the business community and international visibility. Our aim is to train a new generation of economists, researchers, professors, and decision-makers capable of addressing the challenges of a world in crisis.


AMSE plays an essential role in disseminating knowledge and providing advice on economic problems. It aims at providing a multi-faceted approach taking three directions: Knowledge-sharing ; Intervention in public debate; Consulting.



Alain Venditti
Deputy director 
Thomas Seegmuller
Deputy director and director of the graduate school 
Tanguy van Ypersele
Scientific director
Yann Bramoullé
Financial director
Frédéric Dufourt
Recruiting manager
Bruno Decreuse
PhD program managers
Nicolas Berman, Sebastian Bervoets
Manager of DialogEco
Charles Figuières


Aix-Marseille Université
Centre national de la recherche scientifique
Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales
École Centrale de Marseille

Institutional partners

Institut de recherche pour le développement

Funding partners

L'Agence nationale de la recherche
Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir 3