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.

Public Outreach

At the interface between academic research and society, AMSE disseminates economic knowledge to  non-academic audiences by:

  • making the results of research accessible to everyone through its digital journal, Dialogues économiques, which publishes articles, videos and infographics,
  • organizing outreach events (conferences, festivals, exhibitions), 
  • supporting researchers to contributing to the public debate (journalistic writing, press relations).


Deputy director 
Deputy director and director of the graduate school 
Scientific director
Recruiting manager
PhD program manager
Director of the Public Outreach department


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

Institutional partners

Institut de recherche pour le développement

Funding partners

Plan France 2030