Economics and Quantitative Methods

Teaching

Economics/IBE (International Business Economics)

At the Bachelor’s level, the “Economics” track focuses on the fundamentals of economics, such as microeconomics and macroeconomics, as well as disciplines emphasizing current economic conditions, economic fluctuations, and industrial organization.  A wide array of electives is offered in the areas of economic growth, sustainable development, and experimental economics.  Many courses are structured around innovative teaching techniques, such as problem-based learning.  The program’s main goal is to prepare students for more challenging courses offered at the Master’s level.

At the Master’s level, the “International Business Economics” (IBE) track offers insight on areas such as international trade, globalization, country risk strategy, productivity and efficiency analysis, and managerial economics. The program’s main objective is to help prepare future managers who are adept at analyzing economic conditions and are also open-minded, capable of adapting to their environment and giving priority to responsible management issues.

Quantitative Methods

The “Quantitative Methods” track teaches the fundamentals of mathematics and statistics in the first year of the Bachelor’s cycle and subsequently introduces students to more advanced managerial decision-making tools in the second and third year.  It helps students understand how to formulate and test hypotheses, select data samples, and forecast future activity.  The track introduces students to data analysis tools such as simple regression, logistic regression, factor analysis, the analysis of variance, as well as various optimization techniques, which are studies using software packages such as SPSS, SAS, Python and Lingo.  The track also supports our different Master’s programs with more specialized topics in quantitative methods.

 

Research

Our department’s faculty are actively involved in world-class research that has led to a large number of publications in highly reputable, national and international journals, such as American Economic Review, Management Science, Journal of Econometrics, Economic Theory, European Journal of Operational Research, as well as other prestigious scholarly outlets.  We strongly believe that expertise based on research is a prerequisite for creating appropriate responses to the challenges companies face in the current economic conditions and that research plays a key role in helping us teach our students important problem solving skills.

Most of our professors are affiliated with one of IÉSEG’s research excellence clusters, called “Analysis of the Performance of Organizations.”  They work in the areas such as measurement of the performance in production, operations management, the theory of risk, game theory, and applied microeconomics in general, among the others.  Our faculty use a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods and rely on multidisciplinary approaches in their scholarly work, incorporating fields such as health economics, environmental economics, and corporate finance.

 

Academic staff of the Department

 

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Thomas BAUDIN
BAUDIN Thomas
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Loïc BERGER
BERGER Loïc
Ph.D. in Economics, Toulouse School of Economics
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David CRAINICH
CRAINICH David
Ph.D. in Economics, Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis
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Éric DOR
DOR Éric
Ph.D. in Economics, Université catholique de Louvain
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Hassan EL ASRAOUI
EL ASRAOUI Hassan
Ph.D. in Economics, EHESS, University of Aix-Marseille
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Kristiaan KERSTENS
KERSTENS Kristiaan
Ph.D. in Economics Sciences, KU Brussel
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Tat-Kei LAI
LAI Tat-Kei
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Toronto
Hervé LELEU
LELEU Hervé
Ph.D. in Economics Sciences, University of Paul Sabatier, Toulouse 3
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Simone MORICONI
MORICONI Simone
Ph.D. in Economics, Catholic University Milan
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Stefano NASINI
NASINI Stefano
Ph.D. in Statistics and Operations Research, Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Rabia NESSAH
NESSAH Rabia
Ph.D. in Industrial Systems and Optimization, Technologic University of Troyes
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Raluca PARVULESCU
PARVULESCU Raluca
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Lille 1
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Joseph SIANI
SIANI Joseph
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Caen Basse-Normandie
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Uyanga TURMUNKH
TURMUNKH Uyanga
Ph.D., Economics, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Mikayel VARDANYAN
VARDANYAN Mikayel
Ph.D. in Economics, Oregon State University
Marijn VERSCHELDE
VERSCHELDE Marijn
Ph.D. in Economics, Ghent University
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