PSIA, Master in International Energy
bution that economics can make to better policy assessment. Exposition is non-technical, and the course should be accessible to students with little previous economics as well as those with a more extensive grounding in the discipline. Required reading : Stephen Smith (2011), Environmental Economics. A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-019-958358-4 ; David M. Newbery (1990), "Acid Rain", Economic Policy, issue no. 11, October 1990 ; David Pearce, Anil Markandya and Edward Barbier (1989) Blueprint for a Green Economy. London : Earthscan Publications Ltd. ISBN 1-85383-066-6. Chapter 3 'Valuing the environment' (pages 51-81). Chapter 6. 'Discounting the future' (pages 132-152) ; Symposium on Contingent Valuation, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 1994, Vol. 8, No. 4, pages 3-64, (papers by Portney, Hanemann ; Diamond & Hausman) ; A. Denny Ellerman, Claudio Marcantonini and Alexsandar Zaklan (2015) "The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme : Ten Years and Counting". Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. Published online doi : 10.1093/reep/ rev014.
A white paper. The insights gained from becoming specialists of your controversy will be consolidated into a white paper. The point of the paper is to sharpen the contentious points of the controversy and clarify its dynamics. So this is « white » as in normatively neutral but decidedly engaged in moving the controversy out of its opacity and shedding light on it. You will be helped every step of the way to write it up. Tasks will be assigned on a weekly basis, and roles will be rotated so that all group members get to do everything, that is collect data, analyse and summarize, write sections of the paper, design the main argument of the paper. A website. You will use the white paper to build a media rich website. It will enrich the linear narrative of the white paper and allow you to illustrate aspects of the controversy that visual material will bolster. You will use a template developped by Medialab so you are NOT expected to become web designers in the Fall 2016. You will be evaluated on your ability to think with visual material and to imagine ways of organizing in a website the variety of evidence that you will have to present so the readers can understand the controversy. Workload : This is a project course. As such it is experimental and the delivery (the combined white paper and website) will be the direct result of your involvement in your group. Expect to read a lot and to discuss a lot. Readings and discussions will be mostly about the case your group will study, so solidly grounded in a controversial situation that needs to be understood, analyzed and explained in objective and scientiﬁc manners. Pedagogical method : As a project based course, you will work intensely with your group, under the supervision of your group teacher. Each week, you will meet your group to work on an assignment, and you will present your ﬁndings during class to your group teacher and to your classmates. Some weeks, your group will be organized in subgroups. Other weeks (but rarely apart from the introduction) you will meet with the whole class. One of the important by-product of this course is to learn the ethics and methods of working on a class project over 3 months. At a time of increasing complexity of questions that you will have to tackle, whether in the industry, in national state agencies or in academia, working by oneself is less and less an option. 1459
MAPPING CONTROVERSIES : CRYPTOCURRENCIES, ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT : ALTERNATIVES TO THE PROOF OF WORK
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English ; French
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : ksenia ERMOSHINA (Etudiante doctorante). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : You will be evaluated along three axes : A weekly evaluation. Every week, we will ask you to + search documents pertaining to your controversy and to + analyse them using a series of methods and tools that we will teach you. You wil