PSIA, Fundamentals and Skills
DAIN (Ingénieur), Guillaume LEVANNIER (Advisor of the chairman at SCOR), Sébastien RICARD (Chargé de mission). Prerequisite : Students who already master the following program, given they have covered similar content during higher education previously, should register for Quantitative Tools Level 2 (see program). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : The module is validated by continuous assessment (2 in-conference assessments of one hour each) and a ﬁnal 3-hour assessment, common to all groups in French and English, including several different exercises. The ﬁnal assessment may include the use of a simple Excel spreadsheet. Continuous assessment accounts for 2/3 and the ﬁnal exam for 1/3 of the ﬁnal mark. For ﬁnal exam all calculators allowed ; computers with autonomous power supply allowed. Pedagogical method : The form adopted for this teaching is « course – seminar » featuring one part with lectures on the basic principles and theories and some practical tutorials. The limited number of students should guarantee a high level of student-teacher interactivity. We strongly insist on the practical aspects of the discipline. Course Description : The teaching Quantitative Tools – level 1 of political, economic and social sciences, focuses on instruments of quantitative analysis in the context of the problems these tools allow to analyze and solve. The objective of this module is to provide the essential basics of applied arithmetic, ﬁnancial calculus, descriptive statistics, and basics for inductive statistics. This teaching focuses on facilitating the understanding of the technical tools of reading, analyzing and decision-making and, to some extent, their mastery in a concrete setting. The idea is to accompany the student in his understanding of the main quantiﬁed problems, encountered in political science, economics, demography, international trade, ﬁnance and more generally to support the major axes of the master's degree, in particular all the aspects concerning quantitative analysis of international relations. The teaching is highly progressive starting from a minimum set of basis corresponding to the techni-
cal content of secondary school literary programs or more generally the end of high school. Teaching « Quantitative Tools - level 1 » is followed by « Quantitative Tools - level 2 ». This is not a deeper level 1, but a wider scope of knowledge. « Quantitative Tools - level 2 » requires knowledge of « Quantitative Tools - level 1 » and approaches the instruments in other settings. Incidentally, this module allows to specify some technical tools of Excel. Teaching Languages : French or English. Required reading : Timothy C. URBAN, Statistics in plain english, 3° ed, Routledge edition, 2010 (book noted C) ; G. KELLER, B. WARRACK, Statistics for management and economics, Thomson, Brooks/Cole, Paciﬁc Grove, 2003 ; F. K. REILLY, K.C. BROWN, Investment analysis and Portfolio Management, Thomson South Western, 2006 ; D. SCHLACTHER, Comprendre les mathématiques ﬁnancières, Hachette, coll. Les Fondamentaux, 4° ed. 2012 (book noted A in the programme) ; D. SCHLACTHER, De l'analyse à la prévision, Hachette, coll. Les Fondamentaux, 5° ed. 2009 (book noted B in the programme) - 3 volumes.
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Mathilde BAUWIN (Doctorante), Cyril BENOIT (Attaché temporaire d'enseignement et de recherche), François BRIATTE (PhD Candidate - University of Grenoble), Louise CARON (Doctorante à l'IEP de Paris), Antonin DE LAEVER (Etudiant normalien), Alexandra JAROTSCHKIN (Etudiante doctorante), Lisa OBERLANDER (Chercheur). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Students are expected to be regular and active participants in the course, and to complete required readings and exercises prior to class meetings. Course sessions start with a theoretical and practical introduction, after which students will train themselves to perform routine qu