Toulouse School Of Economics

Toulouse School of Economics
Established 2007 as an independent institution
1751 in the University of Toulouse
Type Economics departement
Chairman Jean Tirole
Undergraduates 250
Postgraduates 320
Doctoral students 109
Campus Toulouse, France
Affiliations University of Toulouse Capitole ; as a research center : École des hautes études en sciences sociales, École Polytechnique
Website .eu.tse-frwww

The Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) is a school of economics within the University of Toulouse. 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.

In 2011, the Toulouse School of Economics was established as the University of Toulouse's (established in 1229) department of economics.

According to REPEC, in March 2014 it was ranked as the 11th most productive research department of economics in the world, and the 3rd in Europe.[1] Other rankings place TSE as one of the leading schools of economics in the world, all of them placing the School among the top 3 in Europe.

The chairman Professor Jean Tirole was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences in 2014 for his analysis of market power and regulation. [2]

International recognition

Toulouse School of Economics is consistently ranked among the very best in Europe in rankings based on quality-weighted publications. For instance, the website Econphd [1] 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
IDEAS 11 2 2
Tillburg University 30 11 1
EconPhD 18 2 1
UCL 4 1
University of Minnesota 29 5 1

Advisory Council

The scientific council is composed of most famous economists in the world including 4 Nobel Prizes:

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.

Doctoral programme

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.


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External links

  • Toulouse School of Economics official website
  • Jean-Jacques Laffont Foundation official website

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