"I entered the ENS de Lyon after two years of cram school. With an interest in societal development, and a major in quantitative analysis, the pluridisciplinal training proposed by the Department of Economics seemed like a good choice to me. And I am happy I chose that direction.
Over the years of training, the rich curriculum of courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and applied economics, has allowed me to nurture my interest in societal development, and in particular economics of development. It has also provided me with tools that allow to tackle societal challenges such as urban development, labour and unemployment.
A highlight of my training was my research internship at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD. This enriching experience allowed me to exchange with policy advisors, collect and analyse research data, and explore deep and thought-provoking questions. In addition, it allowed me to get a first-hand experience in economic research; something I would like to continue with after the graduate program.
For students considering the ENS de Lyon, and most notably the Department of Economics, I must emphasize that the quality of the corses, and the investment of the Department in us students makes it a great place to study, learn and grow. You will be in for an intellectual but highly rewarding challenge."