École d’affaires publiques, Master politiques publiques
Prerequisite : No speciﬁc requirement but students should read the following three books : Esping-Andersen Gøsta, 1990, "The three worlds of welfare capitalism", Cambridge, Polity Press. Morel, Nathalie ; Palier, Bruno and Palme, Joakim "Towards a social investment welfare state ? Ideas, Policies and Challenges", Bristol Policy press, 2012. Hemerijck, Anton (2013) "Changing Welfare States", Oxford University Press. Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : In the grading of students, the participation to discussion, based on reading in advance will be taken into account (20% of the grade). One book review the course (30%). There will be a Final exam (50%). Workload : Before each session of the course, students are required to read the assigned text(s) (accessible on moodle) and prepare a question given to students in advance. Pedagogical method : Courses will start with a collective discussion of the texts associated to the session. On the base of the discussion, the teacher will then develop the main points of the session, presenting the main results of recent research on the analyzed topic. Course Description : This course will present how different welfare states are organized, developed and reformed. It will explain and discuss several methodological debates in the ﬁeld of cross-national comparison of welfare systems. It will start by explaining the origins of the welfare states in various regions, and then will analyze their development. It will then present the various challenges that national welfare states are confronted with, such as demographic ageing, the entry of women into the labour market, globalisation, the end of industrialism, the rise of information and communication technology and the digitalisation of the economy. It will analyse welfare states' differing capacities to reforms and adapt to these new economic and social contexts of the 21st century. Perspectives on new models of welfare will also be presented and discussed. Required reading : Esping-Andersen, Gøsta, 1990, The three worlds of welfare capitalism, Cambridge, Polity Press ; Morel, Nathalie ; Palier, Bruno and Palme, Joakim (eds). (2012) Towards
a social investment welfare state ? Ideas, Policies and Challenges, Bristol : Policy press, 2012 ; Hemerijck, Anton (2013) Changing Welfare States, Oxford : Oxford University Press.
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Antoine CHAPSAL (Economist, MAPP). Pedagogical format : Lecture alone Course validation : Exam (40% of the grade) : Students will have a 2-hour examination at the end of the semester. Final paper (40% of the grade) : Groups of 3 students will have to write a 10-page ﬁnal paper presenting the economic study they would perform to analyse a speciﬁc case. Participation and two multiple-choice tests (20% of the grade) : Students will have to participate during the lectures. Workload : Lecture (24h). Credits : 4. Course Description : This course provides a comprehensive presentation of competition policy. It draws on the literature on the economics and law of antitrust to present in detail some major cases of cartels, abuses of dominant positions and mergers. Both empirical techniques and theoretical models are discussed to present the objectives and the tools of competition policy. Lecture 1 : Introduction ; Lecture 2 : Relevant market and market power ; Lectures 3 & 4 : Collusion, tacit collusion, horizontal agreements ; Lectures 5 to 8 : Abuses of a dominant position, Deﬁnition and methodology, Predatory pricing, Price discrimination and loyalty rebates, Tying and bundling ; Lectures 9 & 10 : Vertical restraints ; Lectures 11 & 12 : Mergers. Required reading : Massimo Motta, Competition Policy : Theory and practice, Cambridge University Press, 2004 ; Kovacic W. and Shapiro C., Antitrust Policy : A Century of Economic and Legal Thinking, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 14, Number 1 (2