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Over a period of nine months, the teachings of the core curriculum focus on fundamental subjects:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative techniques (Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics)
  • Research Methodology
  • Development Economics
  • Computer skills - Software used: EXCEL, WORD, POWERPOINT, Econometric software
  • English for Economics

Courses taken in the various PTCI Masters organized by these faculties are harmonized. The detailed program is as follows.

Macroeconomics (75 hours)

  • Consideration of behaviors
  • Savings  and consumption behaviors
  • Investment function
  • Supply and demand for financial assets
  • Labor market
  • Intertemporal choices, changes and growth
  • Optimization and growth
  • Rational expectations and new classical economics
  • Shocks and cycles in balance
  • Keynesian Renewals
  • Equilibria at fixed prices (neo-Keynesian)
  • Contributions of the "new Keynesian"
  • Endogenous explanations
  • Theories of endogenous growth
  • Explanations of endogenous fluctuations: nonlinearities, chaotic dynamics
  • Economic policies
  • Consideration of expectations in the conduct of economic policy, credibility and reputation
  • Coordination of economic policies


Microeconomics (75 hours)

  • Consumer theory under conditions of certainty
  • Traditional analysis of consumer
  • Duality in consumption
  • Revealed preference theory
  • Application of demand theory: specification and estimation
  • Consumer theory: analysis of intertemporal choice
  • Extensions of consumer theory
  • Production theory, costs and firm behavior
  • Production function: basic concepts
  • Cost theory
  • Application: Some functional forms in production
  • Models of rural households
  • Partial equilibrium and markets theory
  • Markets: perfect competition and monopoly
  • Imperfect markets and game theory
  • Microeconomic theory conditional uncertainty
  • Elements of Industrial Economics


Quantitative Techniques (75 hours)

  • Econometrics
  • Econometric approach
  • General linear model estimation Stress
  • Relaxation of assumptions (autocorrelation, heteroskedasticity, stochastic regressors, multicollinearity, specification error, nonnormality)
  • Dynamic models: classical approach (Delays staggered finite, infinite lag, autoregressive models)
  • Dynamic models: the cointegration approach
  • Limited dependent variable models (Models Logit, Probit, Tobit)
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Statistics
  • Survey
  • Nonparametric tests
  • Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Mathematics
  • Recurrent  and differential systems
  • Optimization (Resolution of a linear program, duality in linear programming, nonlinear optimization under constraint)
  • Game theory (game two player zero-sum prisoner's dilemma, game n players)


Development Economics (75 hours)

  • Causes of underdevelopment
  • Poverty measures and quantitative indices of inequality between nations psycho-sociological approach of underdevelopment
  • Historical and institutional approach
  • Globalist approaches
  • Determinants of development
  • Masters in demography
  • Mobilization of human, natural and financial resources for national industrialization and rational management of the economy
  • Modernization of agriculture
  • Modernization of the education system
  • Internal control of financial system
  • Theories and strategies of development
  • Evolution of thought on economic development
  • Sectoral choices and instruments of implementation strategies
  • Role of public and private institutions
  • Financing for Development
  • Integration policies
  • Benchmarking
  • Cross-cutting or Panel Analysis
  • Regional comparisons
  • Country Case Studies

Students admitted for examinations in common courses are grouped together in one place called "Common Campus for Specialized Courses " where are offered in addition to the  core curriculum, Economic Analysis and Policy, three options (your choice) each having several specialties.


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