Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
Course validation : Continuous assessment ; mid-term written assignment (maximum 1,000 words) : 50% of total grade ; ﬁnal take-home exam : 50% of total grade. Workload : Twenty-four hours of lectures, which set out the key theoretical ideas of environmental economics, and discuss relevant empirical research and policy applications. Students are expected to supplement the lectures by reading a range of relevant literature, including selected book chapters, policy papers and academic journal articles. Pedagogical method : The course assumes no prior knowledge of economics, and will be taught in a non-technical style, without the use of formal mathematics. The aim is to introduce students to the key concepts and ideas in environmental economics, so that they can understand economists' contributions to policy debates, and the strengths and weaknesses of the economic approach to environmental policy. Course Description : Economics provides a framework for thinking about environmental policy choices, and some distinctive insights what have had a major inﬂuence on policy in recent years. This course provides an overview of the economic approach to key environmental policy issues, including air pollution, climate change, and biodiversity, and an assessment of the merits of different policy interventions, comparing conventional regulation and market mechanisms such as emissions trading and taxation. Policy case studies examine in detail the experience of some recent policy innovations, and the contribution 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 Con1568
tingent 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.
INTRODUCTION TO INTELLIGENCE
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : David CHUTER (Ex Administrateur civil britannique détaché à la délégation aux Affaires Stratégiques, ministère de la Défense). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : The students will be assessed on two written take-home assignments, each of 2500 words, and to be completed at the mid-point and at the end of the course. Workload : A limited amount of reading is required (see below). For most sessions, 3-4 students will be asked to think about the issues raised in advance and be ready with questions or comments. In addition, for about half of the sessions, students will be expected to read and think about a short scenario, not exceeding one page. Pedagogical method : The sessions will be a mixture of lecture/seminar format, with opportunities for questions and comments. Course Description : Intelligence is a much discussed but little understood facet of government and politics. This course seeks to de-mystify, intelligence, by explaining in simple terms what it is, why it is needed, how it is used, and the problems of collecting it and managing it in a democratic society. The main emphasis is on the use of intelligence as an aid to policy-making and implementation, especially in foreign and security policy. Intelligence organisatio