Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Teachers : Thierry MAYER (Professeur des Universités à Sciences Po). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : Grades are based on a midterm exam (50%), and a comprehensive ﬁnal examination (50%). Workload : Students are expected to read the textbook chapters before each lecture. Pedagogical method : Each lecture will take 2 hours, with a total of 24 hours. The 12 lectures will be dedicated to the study of the topics speciﬁed in the syllabus, 1 mid-term exam (2 hours), and 1 "rehearsal" session before the ﬁnal exam. Each lecture will take the form of a seminar, powerpoint presentations will be available in advance. Even though no students' presentation is planned, students are strongly encouraged to ask questions, and show their interest for the topics that will be discussed. Course Description : The objective of this course is to provide students the analytical tools that are essential to understand the process of globalization through the international trade in goods. Lectures will focus on the key topics that are at the center of the policy debate : why do countries open to trade ? What are the effects of free trade on the process of economic development and inequality ? Why do countries restrict the exchange of goods, and what can we say about the effects of protectionism on trade and welfare ? At the end of the course, students are expected to have a good knowledge of the mechanisms and predictions from the traditional models of trade, and from the New Trade Theory. Students will also be able to read simple research articles that can be used for the writing of policy notes. The 12 courses (24 hours) will be organized as follows : 10 lectures will be designed to deal with the main topics of the course. 1 lecture will be assigned to the mid-term exam. Finally, the last lecture will be used as a rehearsal to prepare the ﬁnal exam. Required reading : Chapters of the Krugman Obstfeld textbook : International Economics. Pearson.
Teachers : Eliza PATTERSON (Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs - Columbia University). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : A midterm in-class examination, which accounts for 45% of the total grade. A ﬁnal in-class examination, which accounts for 55% of the total grade. Workload : Students are required to read the relevant material on each topic as found on the WTO website www.wto.org ; click “trade topics”located relevant topic. Xeroxed exerpts from Legal Problems of International Economic Relations, 5th ed., John Jackson, William Davey, Alan Sykes, West Group 2002, ISBN 978-0-314-16026-3 may be distributed in class over the course of the semester. Course Description : This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the international rules that govern international trade and investment. The course undertakes an in-depth analysis of the rules regime of the WTO. This includes an examination of the policy objectives behind the rules, the compromises resulting from the complex negotiating process, and the operation of the rules. This latter will be undertaken through a study of speciﬁc dispute settlement cases. The course will conclude with a discussion of so-called "trade-and" issues for which rules have yet to be negotiated, to wit, trade and labor/environment/competition policy. Required reading : World Trade Law, Text Materials and Commentary, Simon Lester and Bryan Mercurio, HART Publishing, 2008 ; E. CanalForgues, Le Règlement des différends à l'OMC, Bruylant, 3e édition, Bruxelles, 2008 (p. 209).
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS (LECTURE)
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW AND THE WTO
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Miguel CARDENAS RODRIGUEZ (Economiste environnemental), Stephen SMITH (Professeur). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical format : Lecture alone