Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Teachers : Antoine CHAPSAL (Economist, MAPP). Prerequisite : None Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : Exam (40% of the grade) : Student will have a 3-hour examination at the end of the semester. The exam will consist in basic open questions that will require short answers. Final paper (40% of the grade) : Groups of 2 or 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 (one or two) multiple choice tests (20% of the grade) : Students will have to participate during the lectures. Workload : Students have to read the lecture notes sent in advance as well as other reading material (European Commission's decisions and guidelines, articles, etc.). Pedagogical Method : The course will mainly consist in lessons. Students need to participate by asking and answering questions. One or two guest teachers (enforcers, head of competition global practices) are likely to participate to share their experience. Course Description : This course provides a comprehensive presentation of competition policy and regulation. It draws on the literature on the economics and law of antitrust and regulation to present in detail some major cases of cartels, abuses of dominant positions and mergers. It also presents tools of market regulation. Empirical techniques, theoretical models and cases are discussed to explain the economics of competition and regulation. Required reading : Armstrong (Mark), and Sappington (David), Recent Developments in the Theory of Regulation, in Handbook of Industrial Organization, North Holland, 2007 ; Kovacic (William), and Shapiro (Carl). Antitrust Policy : A Century of Economic and Legal Thinking, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 14, Number 1, 2000 ; Crandall (Robert) and Winston (Clifford), Does Antitrust Policy Improve Consumer Welfare ? Assessing the Evidence, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 17, Number 4, 2003 ; Baker (Jonathan), The Case for Antitrust Enforcement, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Volume 17, Number 4, 2003. 1258
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
ECONOMICS OF THE LARGE METROPOLIS
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). Speciﬁcally, 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.
ECONOMICS OF THE MEDIA : A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE (THE)
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English