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Economics for Smart Cities and Climate Policy, Master Degree

École Polytechnique, France

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Master DegreeFull-time2 yearsSeptemberEUR 14100 per yearEUR 14100 per year

About Economics for Smart Cities and Climate Policy, Master Degree - at École Polytechnique

The Economics for Smart Cities and Climate Policy Master’s Degree is a two-year program entirely taught in English. It is designed for highly qualified and internationally oriented students.

This course will provide you with the economics know-how to navigate the current trends shaping 21st-century metropolitan economies. It involves applying economics quantitative methods to the study of new and transforming metropolitan areas and their competitive environments. This program in fact involves a strong involvement and interest for economics and econometrics applied to urban subject (Urban economic, Environmental and Energy Economics, Evaluation of Public policy, Econometrics, Traffic and Transportation systems, Geographical Information System, Big data,... )

The teaching is firmly oriented towards the business world, and relies on a combination of economics theoretical methodology and real-world case studies. The ESCLiP Master’s Program has developed strong links with industrial and academic partners from various related fields, namely electricty, finance, energy, international organizations, transportation and ministries. Institutions and companies partnered with the Program include the City of Paris, EDF and SNCF, to name a few.

For more information about the programs, please register to our online information sessions.


The Capstone Project is done over the course of Year 1 and Year 2 and involves evaluating the climate action plan of Paris. Students select one of the areas of the Paris climate and energy action plan (mobility, housing, air quality, sustainable consumption, waste policy, adaptation strategy) and conduct a scientific study to evaluate it in relation to their chosen area.

The ESCLiP Master students address a wide range of thematics, among which:

Projects of 2019:

  • The effects of carbon pricing, with application to transportation
  • The 100% Renewable Energies Program and waste valorization
  • Value creation thanks to urban agriculture
  • The effects of pollution and air quality on health
  • Smart Buildings
  • The impact of big events in a durability perspective

Projects of 2020:

  • Plastic reduction
  • Electrically-assisted bicycles
  • Incentive pricing of waste
  • Electric bunkering
  • The impacts of the "Bicycle Plan"
  • The energetical renovation of buildings
  • The Building Information Modelling
  • Compensate the biodiversity in a hyper-dense urban area
  • The new contaminants: Impact on the top athletes

Student Testimonial

This program taught me skills I didn’t think I needed to learn, and now I see them as essential. I wanted to work in the urban policy environment, and I didn’t have it in mind that we always need to have an economic view on policies before even treating the administrative and legal aspects, because everything is driven by economics.


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Entry requirements

Entry in Year 1 : bachelor’s degree in economics, mathematics, civil engineering and/or transportation studies, or a French engineering degree (diplôme d'ingénieur).

Entry in Year 2 : master’s degree or M1 in economics, or a French engineering degree (diplôme d'ingénieur), with a background in quantitative economics.

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