Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / Enseignements / Teachings
Teachers : Coline CHEVRIN (Teaching Assistant), Nicolas COLIN (Cause Builder President), Laetitia VITAUD (Consultant - CADRE NOIR LIMITED). Prerequisite : This course is designed to put the digital economy into perspective with an overview of 200 years of technological revolutions. It will be particularly useful for every student interested in technology, economics, institutions, and history. It will also be useful for all those pursuing a career in technology companies that are at the forefront of the current transition, or those that are about to join government agencies and traditional companies undergoing their own digital transformation. Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : An oral presentation (50%) + the writing of a story to be published on Medium (50%, partly based on reading ﬁgures). Reading assignments and class attendance are mandatory. Workload : Reasonnable. Course Description : According to Carlota Perez's Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital, the digital revolution is the ﬁfth technological revolution in 200 years. We're still early in the process of tackling the challenges that come with the current revolution. Yet as it is mainly a recurrence of what happened in the past with treadmills, railroads, steel and car manufacturing, it appears particularly useful to study history and devise where we are in the process, how current fears can be dealt with, and what institutions are still needed to make the digital economy more sustainable and inclusive. This course will be divided into three parts. The ﬁrst will be dedicated to the previous technological revolutions, from the 18th century to the development of the Ford Motor Company and its aftermath. The second part will go into more details of the history of the Fordist economy, in the 20th century, and its demise after the 70s oil shocks, the globalization of ﬁnance and the rise of the ﬁrst tech companies. Finally, the third part will be dedicated to understanding the digital economy, its origins in Silicon Valley, the challenges it currently poses on society and how we can sustain its development in the coming years. Also, various articles can be found on the following page as part of an essential reading list :
https ://salon.thefamily.co/an-essential-readinglist-by-thefamily-20360b3da2d6 Required reading : Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation : The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time, 1944 ; Carlota Perez, Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital, 2002 ; William Janeway, Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy, 2012.
HOUSING AND LAND IN THE METROPOLIS
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Sukriti ISSAR (Assistant professor OSC, SciencesPo). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course validation : Students will write 3 onepage reﬂection papers in any 3 weeks of their choice (15%). In week 4, students will write a one-page proposal for their ﬁnal paper (10%). In week 7, students will submit a 5 page ﬁrst draft (25%) of the 10-page ﬁnal paper (40% ; 40005000 words). Class participation forms the ﬁnal part of assessment (10%). Final paper ; students are encouraged to select a housing and land related policy issue, in a speciﬁc city, and drawing on some empirical data. For example, students could consider replicating or extending one of the class readings in a new, comparative context. The data could include newspaper reports, policy briefs, quantitative data, census data, and so on. Students will submit a proposal and a ﬁrst draft of the paper enabling them to revise and improve on the ﬁnal paper in each step. The three submissions for the ﬁnal paper allow for us to have a lively discussion and provide constructive feedback on other's projects. Students are encouraged to draw on their thesis or professional dissertation topic ; the ﬁnal submission must however be unique to this c