École doctorale, Programme doctoral d'économie
Teachers : Guy LAROQUE (Professeur émérite à Sciences Po). Prerequisite : Basic microeconomics Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Final examination. Course Description : Economics of taxation ; tax incidence, distortions and welfare losses ; optimal taxation : indirect taxation, direct taxation, nonlinear income taxation and separability ; choice of applications. Required reading : The economics of taxation, second edition 2011.
Workload : Students should read working papers and articles published in academic reviews after each session of the course in order to deepen their understanding of the covered topics. The reading list corresponding to a session will be distributed by the instructor at the end of this session. Some of these papers and articles could give rise to questions to be answered during the ﬁnal exam. Course Description : This course is an introduction to the theoretical and empirical methods used in the modern economic analysis of education. Both higher and primary/secondary educations are covered. In this course, economic theory and econometric analysis are applied to a wide range of educational policies issues, including theories of human capital and signaling, the demand for and returns to schooling, factors affecting educational achievement, early education, student incentives, teacher quality, the role of peer effects and of class size, etc. Throughout the course, attention is paid to the ability of econometric methods to make causal inference about effects of education policies, and to make predictions about the likely impact of policy reforms. Required reading : Becker (G.), Human capital : A theoretical and empirical analysis, with special reference to education (revised version), University of Chicago Press, 2009 ; Hanushek (E. A.) and Welch (F.), Handbook of the economics of education, Vol. 1, Elsevier, 2006 ; Hanushek (E. A.) and Welch (F.), Handbook of the economics of education, Vol. 2, Elsevier, 2006 ; Hanushek (E. A.), Machin (S. J.) and Woessmann (L.), Handbook of the economics of education, Vol. 3, Elsevier, 2010 ; Hanushek (E. A.), Machin (S. J.) and Woessmann (L.), Handbook of the economics of education, Vol. 4, Elsevier, 2010.
ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Denis FOUGERE (Research Director at CNRS). Prerequisite : Students must have taken courses in introductory microeconomics and introductory quantitative methods (or econometrics). The course is often based on articles from academic journals. Students will not be expected to understand thoroughly all the mathematics or econometrics. Instead, our focus will be on grasping the main concepts, assumptions, reasoning, methods and results. Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Each student of the class will be asked to write (with one or two other students of the class) a survey on a given topic (between 15 and 20 pages). For writing this survey, students will work in groups of two or three students. A list of survey topics (based on a reading list of ﬁve papers) will be distributed by the instructor to the students during the 2nd session of the course. The survey will be given by the students to the instructor during the 10th session of the course. The ﬁrst grade is the grade given by the instructor to the survey (30%). The second grade is the participation to the class (5%). The third grade is the grade obtained at the ﬁnal exam, which is a 2-hours written exam (65%). During the ﬁnal exam, extra support materials are unauthorized.
GRADUATE ECONOMETRICS 3
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Denis FOUGERE (Research Director at CNRS). Prerequisite : Students should have some basic knowledge in introductory econometrics (ordinary least squares, heteroskedasticity, instrumental variables, probit, logit and tobit models). 2313