Collège universitaire / Undergraduate Program / Enseignements / Teachings
Teachers : Miguel CERVANTES (Economist at Fraser Institute, lecturer at Neoma Businesss School). Prerequisite : Interest in free markets and trade. Pedagogical Format : Elective Course validation : The course validation will be based on oral participation (10%), student presentations (45%) and a short term paper (45%). Workload : Participation in economic audits, it will be work in groups. Each group will choose a country to work with. They will analyse the country data and compare it to the freest countries. Main conclusions from the groups wil create a set of recommendations that are a crucial to improving economic freedom. Main goal of the work in groups is to pinpoint the most critical areas in the ﬁeld of public expenditures, rule of law, monetary policy, free international trade, and regulation in order to foster conditions for prosperity. Pedagogical Method : The ﬁrst weeks I will give a description of the different indicators and how they are built, the different sources. The rest of the sessions there will be students presentations and a discussions. Course Description : In this class 3 main indexes will be analysed. The economic freedom of the world, Fraser Institute Mining Survey, Fraser Institute Petroleum Survey. Economic Freedom aims to provide a reliable and objective metric of economic policy throughout the World. It measures the extent to which citizens are able to make their own economic decisions without limitations imposed by the government or by crony elites. The report provides sound empirical measurement of economic policy that can distinguish between phony reform that leaves economic and political power in the hands of crony elites, and real reform that creates new prosperity, entrepreneurship, and jobs, by opening business and work opportunities for everyone. Economic freedom is simply the ability of individuals to take charge of their fate and make their own economic decisions—to sell or buy in the marketplace without discrimination, to open or close a business, to work for whom they wish or hire whom they wish, to receive investment or invest in others. The mining and petroleum surveys will help you identify countries or jurisdictions that have become more open to investment in the natural
resource sector, and also the juristiction that have failed to make the necesary reforms. Required reading : Salem Ben Nasser Al Ismaily, Azzan Al-Busaidi, Miguel Cervantes, and Fred McMahon Title : Economic Freedom of the Arab World : 2016 Annual Report, Fraser Institute ; James Gwartney, Robert Lawson, and Joshua Hall : Economic Freedom of the World : 2016 Annual Report Publisher : Fraser Institute ; Jackson, Taylor, and Kenneth P. Green (2017). Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies 2016. Fraser Institute. ; Jackson, Taylor, Kenneth P. Green, and Kyle Sholes (2016). Global Petroleum Survey, 2016. Fraser Institute.
FRENCH POLITICS : UNDERSTANDING THE STAKES OF FRENCH POLITICAL LIFE (1958-2016)
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Vincent MARTIGNY (Maître de conférences), Ségolène MENNESSON (Doctorante). Prerequisite : No pre-requisite, apart from an interest in Learning about contemporary France and politics. Beginners in French Politics welcome. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : - Mid-term exam (40% of the overall grade) ; - Take home ﬁnal essay (60% of the overall grade). Course Description : This 12 weeks lecture in political science is dedicated to the presentation, discussion and analysis of the main stakes of French political life, with a particular focus on presidential elections. Its main objective is to enable students unfamiliar with French politics to understand and participate in the political debate during their stay in France, as well as decipher the news coverage of French politics, and understand the major political shift that happened in the last presidential campaign. More precisely, this course will consist in e