PhD Scholarships

The Groupe des Écoles Nationales d’Économie et Statistique (GENES) is offering PhD scholarships for its 3-year PhD program.

They correspond to a gross monthly payment of 1 753.93 €.

Students will conduct their research within CREST (Center for Research in Economics and Statistics), under the supervision of an ENSAE (resp. ENSAI) professor for those applying in Paris (resp. in Rennes) and will be enrolled in our doctoral program.

ENSAE-ENSAI students are particularly encouraged to apply.

All topics listed below in

  • Economics
  • Finance-Assurance
  • Statistics
  • Sociology

are eligible.

ECONOMICS : Labour Economics, Economics of Education, Urban Economics, Economics of Development, Environment, Macroeconomics, Growth Theory, Economic Fluctuations, International Economics, Monetary Economics, Public Economics, Theories of Employment and Unemployment, Industrial Organization, Contract Theory, Game Theory, Corporate Finance, Regulatory Economics, Competition Policy, Innovation Theory, Economic Policy Analysis, Randomized Experiments.

FINANCE-INSURANCE : Financial Econometrics, Financial Time Series, Econometrics of Insurance, Risk and Portfolio Managements, Regulation, Ratings and Credit Scoring, Corporate Risk, Longevity Risk and Pension Funds, Market Finance, Financial Economics, Banking Theory, Role of Intermediaries, Microstructure, High Frequency Data, Dynamic Modeling ,Systemic Risk, Speculative Bubbles,  Scenario Generators, Monte-Carlo Methods, Analysis of Web Data, Web Insurance.

STATISTICS : High-Dimensional Statistics, Statistical Learning, Nonparametric Statistics, Bayesian Statistics and Simulation Methods, Compressed Sensing, Functional Data Analysis, Dimension Reduction, Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes, Theoretical Econometrics, Survey Theory.

SOCIOLOGY : Quantitative and mixed-methods approaches on the following topics (the list is not exclusive): Social Mobility and Inequality, Demography, Gender and the Family, Consumption and Spending, Lifestyles and Cultural Practices, Social networks, Economic Sociology, Migration and Immigration, Health Inequalities.

Applications have to be submitted before April, 30, 2018, to

Mrs TRAORE Fanda
TSA 96642 – Bureau 4116
5, avenue Henry Le Châtelier
91120 Palaiseau – France
e-mail :

Tel :

Mandatory documents are :

The selection among the applicants can include an interview.



CREST PhD. Scholarship 2018-2019

PhD grant in economics : « The econometrics of many-to-one matching »

Bourse de Thèse : « Algorithmes bayésiens pour la grande dimension, applications en cosmologie »