Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / Enseignements / Teachings
presentation of a scientiﬁc paper (20%), a one page report of a scientiﬁc article and two written questions raised while reading a scientiﬁc article (10%), assiduity and class participation (20%). Workload : Students are invited to read one paper each week and to work more speciﬁcally on three papers : they will 1) prepare an oral presentation (in English) of one paper, 2) write a one page report of another paper (in English or in French) of another and 3) write down two short “killer” questions for the author of a discussed article (in English). All students are expected to participate in the debate following the presentation of an article by students. Pedagogical Method : Each lesson will be divided in two parts. During the ﬁrst 75 minutes, the professor will do a lecture. During the last 45 minutes, one or two students will do an oral presentation of a paper that will be followed by an interactive discussion with the students and the professor. Course Description : Financial markets have become a central institution of market societies but remain obscure. Courses on ﬁnance and ﬁnancial markets are generally devoted to technical dimensions such as option pricing, asset allocation or valuation of assets. The ambition of the Sociology of Financial Markets class is to consider ﬁnancial markets also as a human institution, with its history, its hierarchies, its various forms of rationality, its set of norms and beliefs, its social networks, its cognitive categories or its labor market. Analyzing the concrete day to day functioning of the ﬁnancial markets is crucial not only for understanding this speciﬁc institution but also for understanding the logics that are diffusing beyond. Hence, ﬁnancial markets are at the forefront of new forms of capitalism and constitute therefore an excellent observatory of their development. The course will build bridges between concrete examples of ﬁnancial markets, recent advances in the emerging ﬁeld of sociology of ﬁnancial markets and classical studies in economic sociology. The course will be of great value for all students interested or attracted by ﬁnancial markets, either as a possible option for a professional career, as a matter of political concern, or as an exciting topic of scientiﬁc study. Required reading : BAKER Wayne, 1984, “The Social Structure of a National Securities Market”, American Journal of Sociology, vol. 89, n°4, p.
775-811 ; Dobbin, Frank and Jiwook Jung. 2016. “Agency Theory as Prophecy : How Boards, Analysts, and Fund Managers Perform Their Roles”, Seattle University Law Review 39 : 291–320 ; Godechot, Olivier. 2016. “Financialization is Marketization ! A Study on the Respective Impact of Various Dimensions of Financialization on the Increase in Global Inequality”, Sociological Science 3 : 495-519 ; MacKenzie, Donald and Yuval Millo. 2003. “Constructing a Market, Performing Theory : The Historical Sociology of a Financial Derivatives Exchange”, American Journal of Sociology 109 (1) : 107-45 ; Zuckerman, Ezra W. 1999. « The Categorical Imperative : Securities Analysts and the Illegitimacy Discount », American Journal of Sociology 104 (5) : 1398-1438.
SOCIOLOGY OF FREE MOVEMENT
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : Ettore RECCHI (Professor at Sciences Po). Prerequisite : None. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : Each session includes a discussion of compulsory readings, students' presentations and debates on selected topics, and a short lecture. Attendance is mandatory (no more than two absences admitted). Students' evaluation is based on participation to class discussions (20%), presentations (30%) and a ﬁnal essay (50%). The ﬁnal essay should tackle an original research question linked to free movement issues (length : 20-25,000 characters). Workload : Students are expected to do the compulsory readings befor