Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
expose students to current ﬁnancial practices and real-world ﬁnancial instruments. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
mation, 5. introduction to game theory. These ﬁve themes offer the fundamentals for subsequent courses in economics at Sciences Po. This course will be especially helpful for the second semester macroeconomics course, and well into second year courses. Required reading : Etienne Wasmer (2010), Principes de microéconomie, Pearson.
INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Anne BORING (PhD - Researcher OFCE - Sciences Po). Prerequisite : There are no prerequisites for this course. Any course of Mathematics or Economics would be helpful. Pedagogical format : Lecture and tutorials Senior lecturers : Anna BERNARD (ATER mitemps Sciences Po), Pierre DESCHAMPS (PhD student), Aseem PATEL (PhD student), Virginia ROBANO (PhD. Economist). Course validation : Grading is based on : - exercises during seminars and a mid-term exam (2/3 of ﬁnal grade, including 70% for exercises and 30% for the mid-term exam) ; - a ﬁnal exam at the end of the semester (1/3 of ﬁnal grade). The ﬁnal exam lasts three hours and covers all the material. There are four parts to the ﬁnal exam : a multiple choice section, a course content section, an exercise section and a case-study section. Pedagogical method : This class consists of twelve weeks of two hour lectures and two hour seminars. The seminars cover the exercises and assignments that apply the concepts from the lecture of the week. Their goal is to prepare students for the ﬁnal exam. The homework assignments for the main lecture are posted every week on the Moodle platform (http ://moodle.sciences-po.fr/). Course Description : The ﬁrst semester course in economics introduces the key concepts of economic reasoning, following ﬁve main themes : 1. basic principles of microeconomics (consumer and producer theory, competitive and non-competitive equilibrium), 2. exploration of empirical economic analysis and public policy evaluation, 3. approach to the principle of economic rationality and its limits, 4. notions of asymmetric infor124
INTRODUCTION TO MIGRATION STUDIES, WITH A FOCUS ON SOUTH ASIA
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Christine MOLINER (PhD Student). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : The assessment will be based on : - 1 oral presentations (debates between several students on a current topic related to migration ; press and article reviews ; individual oral presentations) - 30% - a mid-term quizz - 20% - a ﬁnal written test – 40% - general participation in class- 10% Pedagogical method : Each session will include a lecture by the teacher, oral presentations by students and whenever possible extracts of documentary ﬁlms Course Description : This course will introduce the students to key concepts and theories that analyze the complex phenomenon of transnational migration and the challenges it poses for contemporary societies, states, and international relations. It will review the origins of contemporary migration and refugee regimes, will address the political economy of migration from a historical perspective as well as consider immigration politics and policies. Using maps, statistical data and institutional reports, as well as key texts and approaches to migration in the social sciences, it will help the students to conceptualize contemporary migration in relation to political and economic regimes of