How is the Double Degree option unique?
The combination of studies at the two universities is based on a clear structure. All students admitted to the programme spend their first year in Konstanz and their second year at AMSE. This enables the students to experience two influential and complementary academic systems, in turn giving them an enriching experience and boosting their employability. Through the degree programme, moreover, the students will profit from the interaction of two cultures, experiencing for themselves international relations.
Aix-Marseille School of Economics is combining a research unit, a graduate school and an outreach department. AMSE is an innovative and original project centered on the fundamental concerns of our societies. Research and teaching are carefully combined to train a new generation of economists capable of dealing with all the challenges of a world in crisis, capable of putting their knowledge of economics to work for citizens and policy makers.
AMSE research takes three directions.
- Axis 1: Economic crises and the crisis of macroeconomics; We aim to help provide new foundations for macro-economics, taking into account the lessons of the 2008 crisis.
- Axis 2: Development, democratic transitions, migrations and growth; Most countries are experiencing higher levels of inequality and unemployment. Some developing countries have, in addition, faced political instability and conflicts, generating massive migration flows. Our aim is to understand these new dynamics, the possible resilience mechanisms and the means to prevent or alleviate future crises.
- Axis 3: Facing environmental and health crises; We analyze the causes, consequences and policy implications of pollution, resource overexploitation and climate change.
The aim of AMSE is to build on four existing fields of methodological excellence: Macrodynamics and quantitative macroeconomics; Network theory; Econometrics of time series, panel data; Big Data.
All admitted students from the University of Konstanz are eligible to receive a stipend of aprox. 360 EUR during 8 months.