ENSAE is closely related to CREST, the Centre de Recherche en Economie et en Statistiques. The CREST has approximately 100 full-time and associate researchers, working in one of the following eight fields: statistics, micro-econometrics, industrial economics, finance and insurance, macroeconomics, quantitative sociology, statistics and survey methodology, statistics and modelling.

CREST provides ENSAE with part-time teachers. It organises a series of advanced courses (Training through research) which are open to motivated third year ENSAE students. The course programme is completely updated each year. Approximately half of these courses are taught by visiting foreign scholars. Some of the best ENSAE students are authorised to start research in their third year at the school under the supervision of a senior CREST researcher. In line with its basic policy of facilitating exchanges between junior and senior researchers from different backgrounds, the CREST trains doctoral students and offers grants to qualified foreign and French students, including ENSAE graduates.

Researchers at the CREST participate in international work groups, associations, and academic fellowships. The CREST's eight laboratories hold weekly, biweekly, or monthly seminars, in which CREST researchers participate actively. The CREST regularly organises international conferences with institutions either in France or abroad. It publishes the review "Annales d'Economie et Statistique".

Visit the website of the CREST, research partner of ENSAE.for Research in Economics and Statistics