Pantheon-Sorbonne offers a two-year Master Program with specialization on Development Economics and Sustainable Development. All courses are in English if you follow the PSME - Development Track in the first year. Or you can get courses both in French and English with the Master 1 Economie du Development. In the second year, you can choose between the Develpment Economics and the Sustainable Development track. We also offers mobility programs in prestigious universities in the Developing World and a specitif track at Cairo University.
Pantheon-Sorbonne University is the first French University in Development according to the Top Univ QS Ranking. Our Master Program is also the oldest diploma in Economic Development in France (founded by Gaston Leduc in the 1960's).
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In 1947, Gaston Leduc was recruited at the Faculty of Law and Economics of Paris, first as a lecturer, then as a professor of international economics. He created and was director of the Centre d’étude du Développement and taught the Overseas Economics and Development Course. He created the first "Diplôme d'Etudes approfondis" (corresponding to the current Master 2) specialized in Development issues in the fifties in France.
Today, Pantheon-Sorbonne University is the first French University in Development according to the Top Univ QS Ranking.
Gaston Leduc is known for being one of the founders of modern development economics. Amongst many other works he made the preface of the translation in French of the famous book of Arthur Lewis (The theory of economic growth).
The DEA has evolved over the years, with a focus on international economics and development. The director was the French economist Christian Morrisson.
In the nineties, it becomes the "DEA Economie Internationale, Développement et Transition" and then "Master Globalization and Development". Directors were succesively Jean-Pierre Laffargue and Jean-Claude Berthelemy. Both are now professors emeritus at Pantheon-Sorbonne University.
Jean-Pierre Lafargue is a specialist of macroeconomics, founder of the macroeconomic model "Marmotte", developed by the CEPII and CEPREMAP. He applies macroeconomic modeling and econometric methods to questions related to long run development, health and environment economics.
Jean-Claude Berthelemy has contributed in recent years to such topics as poverty traps, health and development and education and development. He has also written extensively on aid and development finance. He was Director of Research at the OECD and Director of the CEPII. He was also Dean of the Economics Department and founder of the Pantheon Sorbonne Master in Economics.
The Master was labelled "Development Economics" in the year 2000s and directed by Sandra Poncet, specialized in trade issues and China. The professional Master "Economie du Développement Durable" was created by Jean-Claude Berthelemy in 2016 with the support of the French development agency (AFD).
Remi Bazillier became director of the Master Development economics in 2016 and Laetitia Duval director of the Master Economie du Développement Durable between 2017 and 2020. Lisa Chauvet is now director of the Master EDD.
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Pantheon Sorbonne Master Program in Development Economics