Campus de Paris
tries. Mounting evidence suggests that quality early childhood education and development programmes may promote human capital, and therefore potentially alter lifetime trajectories of children, especially for children from more disadvantaged backgrounds. This course looks at early childhood education and care policies with a focus on an economics perspective, while also reviewing diverse interdisciplinary concepts framing the policy context. The main course objectives will be to : Understand and question current concepts in early childhood development and their relevance for policy making ; Learn about the economics of public investments in early learning ; Explore cross-national differences in policies and current policy debates ; Apply acquired knowledge to critically evaluate existing early childhood systems. Sessions will be interactive and require student participation. Required reading : A detailed reading list will be circulated in the ﬁrst week. Students will be expected to read extensively and prepare at least one reading each week ; OECD (2009) Doing Better for Children. www.oecd.org/social/family/doingbetterforchildren.htm ; James J. Heckman and Stefano Mosso (2014) The Economics of Human Development and Social Mobility. NBER Working Paper No. 19925 ; All students are expected to prepare at least one reading each week. Presentation and coursework will require reading widely, and including from outside the reading list.
essary for the lesson followed by presentations made by students and open discussion with the rest of students. Course Description : Economic policies and politics matter and affect ﬁnancial and product markets (and vice-versa). This is particularly evident in emerging economies, where (good or bad) management of economic policies or simply economic announcements have contributed to booms and busts in emerging capital markets. The purpose of this course is to study the interactions between capital markets' actors and policy makers. Speciﬁcally, it analyses the main channels in which these actors are connected and also it studies the interactions among major actors in the policy-making process (PMP). The case of study of the course is Latin America, a predominant region in the arenas of emerging capital markets and where the politics of polices processes have been crucial. Required reading : OECD (2016), Latin American Economic Outlook 2017, CAF-ECLACOECD Development Centre, OECD Publishing..
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
ECONOMIC POLICIES AND POLITICS : THE CASE OF LATIN AMERICAN MARKETS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Sean SAFFORD (Associate Professor). Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : There will be a mid-term taken in class in week 6, three one (1) page summaries, and a ﬁnal exam. The mid-term counts for 40% of the ﬁnal grade, the three short essays count for 15% of the ﬁnal grade and the ﬁnal exam counts for 45% of the grade. Workload : Each week, you are asked to read at least one required paper (sometimes two). There are also often suggested papers that will also be discussed in the lecture. You should come to class having read each of the papers. In addition, I post my lecture notes each week. The lecture notes will have links and references to further reading. Material from the text of the lecture as well as from the assigned readings from each week is fair game for the ﬁnal exam. There will not be ques389
Teachers : Sébastian NIETO PARRA (Economiste à l'OCDE). Pedagogical format : Elective Course validation : Research paper (40% of the ﬁnal grade). Country Note (20% of the ﬁnal grade). Presentation (30% of the ﬁnal grade). Participation (10% of the ﬁnal grade). Workload : The course will begin with a lecture by the professor on background information nec-