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AECO 16A00 - Core Economics

Type d'enseignement : Lecture and tutorials

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 60

Language of tuition : English


Cours magistral (36h/semestre) + conférence de méthode (24h/semestre)

Course Description

The Economics course at the undergraduate level is an introduction to the main contemporaneous issues in economics. Its objectives are: to introduce the core concepts and the debates (both theoretical and empirical) that structure the discipline; to introduce quantitative methods for students who want to deepen their knowledge of economics; and to allow for a first specialization in some topics. This course enables every student to have a good understanding and intuition of economic mechanisms and a good knowledge of historical facts, political-economy debates, and economic institutions. We will show that economic reasoning enables to better understand the current debates and challenges facing our societies, including in their political and social dimension (e.g., globalization, development, inequalities, unemployment, crises, finance…). The goal is to provide students with the empirical and conceptual knowledge that is necessary to understand the economy.


MOTTET, Stéphane (Maître de conférence des Universités)

Pedagogical format


Course validation

The final exam accounts for 1/3 of the final grade; a continuous assessment accounts for the remaining 2/3. The continuous assessment is computed as follows: 1/3 of the grade for the midterm exam (mid-semester exam common to all students) and the remaining 2/3 will be decided by the teaching assistant of the tutorial using two different evaluations (for instance: grading of the discussions of the problem sets, small quiz and MCQ, debates in class, reading notes).

Required reading

EBook CORE The Economy / L'Economie accessible on the website (online registration to access the eBook and the pedagogical material is free). PDFs in English and French of the main units are accessible on Moodle.