Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
class, (ii) a short comprehension test at the end of the course [30%], and (iii) class participation [10%]. Workload : The workload is commensurate with that of a 12 hours elective in this masters programme. 2 credits. Pedagogical method : The primary focus of the course will be on presentation of current concepts and an overview of the wide spectrum of varying practices in the ﬁnancial world. The heart of the course is a framework of concepts and a set of cases and exercises, reﬂecting current methods of integrating sustainability considerations in ﬁnance. The challenges of today as well as possible future developments are elaborated in an inter-active and inclusive approach together will all participants. Course Description : Sustainability in Finance is increasingly gaining momentum, with more than USD 3 trillion of assets managed under sustainability considerations, according to the US Sustainability Investment Forum.The course provides participants with knowledge, insights, and experience necessary to be at the cutting edge of investing in a sustainable manner, aiming at outperforming the market. It shares the state-of-art in integrating sustainability into ﬁnance and analyses sustainability as a tool for superior ﬁnancial performance.The aim is to bring participants up to speed about current best practice in terms of sustainable ﬁnance and anticipate tomorrow's challenges. Required reading : “Sustainability a CFO can Love”, Harvard Business Review – April 2014.
ics course in a research oriented master. However, students are expected to handle very basic algebra. Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : Continuous assessment grade based on a group homework (40%) and a ﬁnal examination (Multiple choice questions, exercises and short essays) (60%). Workload : Lecture (24h) Credits : 4 Homework : by groups of 4. In an essay format, groups are expected to address a policy question which deals with a current issue in macroeconomics using policy and academic articles (some suggestions will be provided in class but students can come up with their own question). Pedagogical method : Classroom participation is essential. You are encouraged to contribute with insights from your own experiences. Classroom participation will enhance your ability to think critically and to organize your thoughts in a clear and insightful manner. Course Description : Macroeconomic events are a fundamental source of changes in the business environment, markets, and society. The purpose of this course is to give you a better understanding of the macro-economy, to familiarise you with the workings of the global economy and the main factors that determine the incomes of nations and their ﬂuctuations. We will consider a range of questions such as : why are some countries growing faster than others ; how does technology and institutions affect the economy ; why do business cycles occur ; what are the determinants of exchange rates and inﬂation ; what is driving unemployment ; what are the principles and motivation underlying monetary and ﬁscal policy. Sessions 1 to 5 cover the long-run while 6 to 12 cover the short/medium-run. Throughout, theoretical concepts are backed and illustrated by real-world examples from a corporate and policy perspective. Please ﬁnd additional information regarding course details on the link : http ://econ.sciencespo.fr/staff/nicolas-coeurdacier Required reading : Macroeconomics, S. Williamson, 4th edition ; Macroeconnomics, Charles. I. Jones, 2nd edition.
UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD ECONOMY
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Nicolas COEURDACIER (Associate Professor in Economics, Department of Economics, Sciences Po). Prerequisite : The focus of the course will be on policy oriented questions and not as theoretical and model oriented as a standard macroeconom-