École urbaine, Master in Governing the Large Metropolis
tive discussions, and by taking part of a ﬁeldwork on one aspect of the Paris metropolis. Required reading : BECKER H. S., Tricks of the Trade : How to Think about Your Research While You're Doing It, Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998, p. 239 ; OCEJO Richard E., Ethnography and the City : Readings on Doing Urban Fieldwork, New-York : Routledge, 2012, p. 272 ; GERRING John, Case Study Research, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007, p. 278.
ciﬁcally, the spatial determinants of productivity, R&D, land prices, and real income are presented. Required reading : Brueckner, Jan K. (2011). Lectures on Urban Economics (ch. 1 to 3) MIT Press.
GOVERNEMENT AND GOVERNANCE OF THE METROPOLIS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
ECONOMICS OF THE LARGE METROPOLIS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Patrick LE GALES (Research Director, CEE - Sciences Po). Prerequisite : None Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : A written mid-term exam based upon the readings of ﬁve books (2 hours). A research paper based upon the analysis of changing forms of urban governance in one city. Workload : Students are expected to read two papers every week. All the papers will be posted on the Google Drive. Pedagogical method : 12 sessions of 2 hours. Course Description : The class will start by developments concerning the large metropolis, their change over time and analytical models to understand them which have been developed over time, in relation to globalised urbanisation processes. A second set of lectures deal with the question of governance and regulation of complex societies and is related to the development of various types of states and cities. The relations between states and cities, following C.Tilly, is seen as a key variable to understand the development of governance pattern in large metropolis. The sociology of the state (construction, development, crisis, failures) will be mobilised to understand the institutional and structural constraints of urban governance in large cities. The last and third theme is more related to the question of comparative urban policies and organised around urban problems. Required reading : Edelman, Murray, Politics as Symbolic Action,, Academic Press, 1971 ; Logan, J. R. (ed.), The New Chinese City : Globalization and Market Reform, Oxford, Blackwell, 2002 ; 2221
Teachers : Pierre-Philippe COMBES (Research Professor, CNRS). Prerequisite : Basic graphic analysis for economics, basic statistics and econometrics. Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : 2-hour in-class essay on a general question or on a short text to be commented (50%). Home essay (over a 4-week period) : report or book chapter to be summarized, commented and discussed (50%). Workload : Regular re-reading of the lecture notes and slides between lectures. Pedagogical method : 12 sessions of 2 hours. Lectures with projected slides and complementary ﬁgures drawn on the white board. Slides are printed and distributed to the students before the lectures. Course Description : The ﬁrst part of the course is devoted to the economic theory intuition explaining why cities exist and induce an uneven spatial distribution of land and good prices ; why cities of different size co-exist within integrated areas as countries where both goods and people are mobile ; and, ﬁnally, what is the impact of trade integration on spatial concentration. Then the second part of the course moves to the empirical studies that evaluate the gains and costs of agglomeration. A special emphasis is put on the impact on spatial disparities of individual location choices by workers and ﬁrms that are heterogeneous (in terms of productivity for instance). Spe-