École nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique

École nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique

name = ENSAE ParisTech
original_name = École nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique

motto = La grande école de l'économie, de la statistique, de la finance et de l'assurance
established = 1942
type = Grande Ecole
endowment =
calendar = Semester
president = Sylviane Gastaldo
students = 400
undergrad = 85
postgrad = 315
non-degree = 30
faculty = 40
city = flagicon|France Malakoff
state = France
country = France
campus = Urban, Malakoff
athletics =
free_label =
free =
nickname = member of ParisTech
website = [http://www.ensae.fr/ www.ensae.fr]

The École nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique or ENSAE is one of the French Grandes Ecoles of engineering and a member of ParisTech (Paris Institute of Technology).

It is one of France's top schools of economics and statistics and is directly attached to France's National Institute of Economic and Statistical Information (INSEE) and the French Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Students are given a proficient training both in economics and statistics and they can get specialized in macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics or finance.

The ENSAE has the ability to train its students for the French actuary graduation (Institut des Actuaires).


The ENSAE was established in 1942 under the National Statistics Service (ancestor of the INSEE, National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies) under the name of the School of Applied Statistics. In 1946, the creation of INSEE, the school took the name of INSEE Specialization School. At this time, the school lead to two types of administrative career: "administrateur" (the highest managing level of the INSEE administration) and "attaché" (the lower level) civil servant executives. Early promotions included five or six "administrateurs" students five or six "attachés" students .

The decree of Nov. 2 1960 change the name of the school in the National School of Statistics and Economic Administration. The number of students grows, and the curriculum opens to graduate students from Law Schools and Universities of Economics. The decree of April 15 1971 clarifies the administrative status and the objective of the school in the academic field, definitely making the ENSAE a Grande Ecole. The school moved to its current campus, at Malakoff Hauts de Seine, 1975.

In the 1980's, a system of scholarship is established to support doctoral studies. A research laboratory, the CREST (Center for Research in Economics and Statistics), was formed in 1988.

In 1994, the Department of training for "attachés", becomes a full-fledged school, the National School for Statistics and Analysis Areas information (ENSAI, relocated to Rennes). The "administrateurs" training stays at the ENSAE where more and more students choose to specialize in financial modeling and other new area of applied statistics such as biostatistics or marketing.

In 2006, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin announced officially the moving of the School to the new ParisTech Campus in Palaiseau, near the Ecole Polytechnique in 2010.


Included in the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) under the tutelage of Ministry of the Economy, Industry and Employment, ENSAE provides training for statisticians-economists, some of which are civil servants belonging to the Corps des Administrateurs de l'INSEE, a category of top level public managers in the French administration.

Economists and statisticians trained are intended to contribute to the economic research; former students hold positions within international organizations (UN, IMF, World Bank, European Commission,…) and French administration or other public institutions (Ministry of Economy, INSEE, CREST ,…).

The school admits students from diverse backgrounds:
* Alumni of classes préparatoires (from scientific preparatory classes MP / MP *, but also business school preparatory classes ( "HEC math") and Humanities and Social Sciences preparatory classes (Khâgne BL)).
* Admission after a graduate degree (normaliens, polytechniciens students or other holders of Grandes écoles masters degrees).The institution is actually the only French Grande école to admit scientific, business and humanities students.

Since 2006 the school is accredited to deliver the title of "ingénieur" by the French Commission of Engineering Titles.


The specialization available during the last year.

*Actuarial Science
*Market Analysis & Corporate Finance
*Quantitative Finance
*Quantitative Methods & Social Sciences
*Forecasting & Economic Policy

Academic Affiliations

The school has several partnerships and agreements with other academic institutions where students can complete their curriculum during their specialization year. A large and growing number of students chose to do such dual degree program in order to get an additional Master of Science, MBA or PhD degree from renowned institutions in the area of economics, finance or statistics: Harvard, Columbia, Universitat Humboldt Berlin, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, etc.

The ENSAE also has a partnership with Sciences Po Paris, allowing its students to pursue both curriculum at the same time and get an additional masters degree from Sciences Po. The agreement waives the students from passing the entry written examination.

ENSAE is member of ParisTech, the excellence engineering cluster gathering the best parisian Grandes Ecoles in each area of engineering: X, AgroParisTech, ENGREF, Ponts, ESPCI, Mines, ENSTA, ENSAM, Télécom Paris, Chimie Paris).

Jobs prospects

Former ENSAE graduates work in finance, management, consulting, economic analysis and research (in economics and statistics).

About 10% of the recent alumni work in the public sector, the remaining works in capital markets (25%), insurance (25%), consulting (15%) or other industry sectors.

Around 30 % of them get a first job outside France, in particular in London and New York. They are hired by financial firms such as banks, insurers or hedge funds for their technical expertise in finance, mathematics, economics and statistics.

2006 graduates positions are as follows:

*13% keep studying (research, Sciences Po, etc.)

* 53% work in finance insurance:

21% work in financial engineering

14 % are traders

11% are actuaries

7% are portfolio managers

* 24% are work in market survey and consulting:

17% economic analysis

4% consulting

3% audit

Since the ENSAE was founded, more than 5,000 statisticians economists have graduated.

* See [http://www.ensae.fr/ensae_engl//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=62 First job in 2006]


Note that the abbreviation ENSAE also refers to SUPAERO, a grande école for aerospace engineering in Toulouse, France. In order to mark the difference between the two schools, ENSAE is sometimes called "ENSAE Malakoff" "ENSAE Paris" or ENSAE ParisTech", in reference to the city where it is located.


As a Grande Ecole, the ENSAE has a strong and organized alumni network. The "Association des Anciens de l'ENSAE" (ENSAE Alumni Association) manages the links between the different generations of graduates and help them at each stage of their career. The ENSAE Alumni Association is a member of ParisTech Alumni, manageurs.com and AAGEF. The current President of the association is Fabrice Wilthien.

Here is a list of some of the most accomplished alumni. This illustrates perfectly the great diversity of positions held by its alumni both in the public and private sector.

* Antoine Paille (1977), founder of the Equity Derivatives Department of Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in 1980' see article [http://www.risk.net/public/showPage.html?page=2096 here]
* Jacqueline Aglietta (1965), CEO of Médiamétrie ;
* Michel Aglietta (1964), Economist ;
* Patrick Artus (1975), Economist, Professor at École Polytechnique and Chief Economist at Natixis ;
* Alain Bensoussan (1965), member of the French Academy of Sciences, former Chairman of European Space Agency (ESA) Council, former President of the CNES, former President of the INRIA ;
* François Bourguignon, former Chief Economist of the World Bank, President of the Paris Graduate School of Economics ;
* Philippe Bouyoux (1982), Director of the Economic Policy, French Ministry of finance ;
* Jérôme Cazès (1977), CEO of Coface ;
* Eric Chaney (1988), Chief Economist (Morgan Stanley Europe) ;
* Paul Champsaur (1968), President of the French telecommunication regulation agency ARCEP ;
* Jean-Michel Charpin (1973), Economist, Director of the French National Institute of Economy l'INSEE ;
* Benoit Coeuré (1992), Director of Agence France Trésor, Professor at the École Polytechnique ;
* Alain Desrosières (1965), Sociologist
* Bruno Durieux (1969), former minister ;
* Pierre-Henri Flamand (1995), Global Head of Goldman Sachs Principal Strategies ;
* Philippe Khuong-Huu (1988), Co-founder of Alphadyne Asset Management;
* Henri Gagnaire (1987), Chairman, SVP ;
* Franck Goddio, underwater archaeologist;
* Michel Haski (1970), CEO of AGF Asset Management ;
* Philippe Herzog (1964), former European Deputy ;
* Jean-Jacques Laffont (1970), Economist ;
* Edmond Malinvaud (1948), Economist ;
* Jean-Louis Mathias (1973), EDF ;
* Gilles Michel (1979), director of Citroën (PSA Peugeot Citroën) ;
* Jean-Claude Milleron (1963), Economist ;
* Pierre-Michel Passy, President of Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners ;
* Patrick Rey, Professor at the IDEI and at the École Polytechnique ;
* Bernard Salanié (1986), Economist, professor at the École Polytechnique and at Columbia University ;
* Christian Sautter (1965), former French Minister of Finances ;
* Claude Thélot (1970), former President of the Commission du débat national sur l’avenir de l’École ;
* Michel Volle (1965), Economist

External links

* [http://www.ensae.fr ENSAE]
* [http://www.ensae.org ENSAE Alumni]

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