Master (M2) mention économie parcours type Environmental and Natural Resources Economics (ERNA)

Résumé de la formation

  • Type de diplôme : Master (LMD)
  • Niveau d'étude visé : BAC +5
  • Domaine d'étude : Economie, Environnement

Accessible en :

  • Formation initiale
  • Formation continue non diplômante
  • VAE



Etablissements partenaires

• The program combines recent developments in economic theory and quantitative techniques with applications in real-world problems in environmental and natural resource management such as water, air, energy, land, forestry, or fisheries.

• The teaching is mainly performed by highly qualified economists from Toulouse School of Economics. The environmental and natural resource economists are doing their research within the LERNA, one of the major research centers in environmental and natural resource economics in Europe. The program is supported by INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research).

• Faculties have developed research projects with strong ties with public institutions (French Ministry of the Environment, French Water Agencies, The World Bank,…), as well as companies involved in environmental and natural resources issues (EDF, Areva, GDF SUEZ, Veolia,…) and investors through the Chair on “Sustainable Finance and Responsible Investments”


Environmental issues such as pollution, climate change and the conservation of biodiversity are currently in the headlines of economic debate. Governments design public policies such as taxes or emission trading schemes to mitigate the negative impacts of air or water pollution. Firms launch green business strategies such as investments in cleaner technologies, product labelling or socially responsible investments to improve their competiveness.

The Master 2 in Environmental and Natural Resources Economics (ERNA) is providing students the analytical skills to assess, analyse and recommend economic policies and strategies to tackle environmental issues and manage natural resources. Students will target jobs in natural resources management and sustainable development (large businesses, public institutions and local communities), within international institutions, or will pursue an academic career.

This programme is mainly led by the LERNA, a research center in environmental and natural resource economics, part of the Toulouse School of Economics.


Condition d'accès

Selection is based on academic excellence.

Applicants from the French system must have passed an M1 (1st year Master’s) in Economics or in Applied Mathematics or an equivalent degree (e.g., engineering school,…).

Regarding foreign students, the required degrees are either a BSc, M.A., or MSc, within a recognized curriculum regarded as consistent with the program and approved by the TSE Selection Committee.
Students are expected to have acquired a good level in standard microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods. Some brushing up in economics and maths might be advisable in some cases. A working level of English is obviously required, as all the courses are delivered in this language.


Pour les étudiants titulaires d'un diplôme français :

Pour les étudiants titulaires d'un diplôme étranger :


Contenu de la formation

1st semester

  • Environmental Economics
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Environmental Valuation
  • 1 course among :
  • The economics of energy markets and networks
  • Topics in Environmental Economics
  • Empirical Methods in Development Economics

2nd semester

  • Natural Resource Economics
  • 3 courses among :

- Empirical Environmental Economics
- Environmental Policies
- Energy Economics and Climate Change
- Industrial Organization and the Food Industry
- The Econometrics of Program Evaluation
- Micro-Finance, Land and Labor
- Topics in Applied Econometrics and Development
- Topics in dynamics, land use and conservation
Students must complete 8 courses of 30 hours and write a Master thesis or do an internship and write a report under the supervision of a TSE faculty.

Et après ...

Perspectives professionnelles

Lieu d'enseignement

  • Toulouse



Renseignements sur les formations et l'orientation :

Contact scolarité

Toulouse School of Economics
Bureau des Masters TSE
Bâtiment A -1er étage - MA 106
Manufacture des Tabacs
31015 Toulouse Cedex 6 - France
Phone : + (33) (0)5 67 73 27 87
E-mail : studentsrecruitment@ut-capitole.fr
Site : http://ecole.tse-fr.eu/en

Contact formation continue
  • Mail : m2fcv2a @ ut-capitole.fr