The Condorcet Center for Political Economy is a research center which aims at carrying out research projects and promoting tools in the domain of public policies, at the local, national and international level. The center supports theoretical, empirical and experimental analyses, conducted by the methodologies of economics. In the past years, it has organized many events and joint activities with other research centers. The number of working and published papers proves its dynamism. The host research institute for the Condorcet Center is a CNRS unit, the Center for Research in Economics and Management (CREM).

Within the framework of  the Faculty of economics of the University of Rennes 1, two master’s degree training programs have been designed: the master IMEPP (Ingénierie, management et évaluation des politiques publiques)  and the International Master in Public Finance. Both master programs provide the students with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in public finance, policy analysis, consultation, or in applied economic research.

A dynamic research environment 

Several fields of analysis

·         Political economy/Public choice
·         Decision theory/Social choice
·         Program evaluation/Public economics

Researchers in the field provide high-level publications in international journals: e.g., Journal of Public Economics, Public Choice, European Journal of Health Economics, Review of International Organizations, European Journal of Law and Economics.


The Center for Research in Economics and Management (CREM) is a joint research unit of the University of Rennes 1 and the University of Caen-Basse Normandie. CREM counts more than 240 members, who teach and do research in different areas: macroeconomics and finance, public economics and social choice, industrial economics, business and management.

International recognition

Based on a 10-year worldwide computation, the CREM belongs to the 5% of top laboratories in economics.

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The CREM is ranked 37 worldwide for “collective decision-making”.

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Master IMEPP

The master IMEPP (Ingénierie, management et évaluation des politiques publiques) is co-accredited by ENS-Rennes (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Rennes).

International Master

The International Master in Public Finance is a joint program with the Universities of Fribourg, Tampere, Piemontale Orientale, Mazaryk, Turin and Minho.

In-service training

The Faculty of Economics of Rennes offers several alternatives for professionals who wish to increase their proficiency in the management and evaluation of public policies.