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AECO 17A00 - Core Economics

Type d'enseignement : Lecture and tutorials

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 84

Language of tuition : English



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, even those who do not want to pursue economic studies, 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 economics course also offers a rigorous theoretical toolbox for the analysis of recent empirical research. The lectures and tutorials are consistent with the “CORE Economics” teaching project. Students are invited to register on the eBook platform that displays all the pedagogical material in an interactive form. The Moodle website of this course contains all the material, pedagogical tools and problem sets of the tutorials. The goal is to provide students with the empirical and conceptual knowledge that is necessary to understand the economy.


  • CETRE, Sophie (Etudiante doctorante - Ph.D. en Economie)
  • PLANTIN, Guillaume (Professor, Department of Economics, Sciences Po)

Required reading

EBook CORE The Economy / L'Economie:

Senior lecturers

  • BASTIDAS, Daniel (Doctorant)
  • MAIRE, Thierry D. (Professeur)
  • MINK, Julia (Etudiant Doctorante)
  • NINO FERNANDEZ, Camila (Chargée d'enseignement)
  • ORTIZ SERRANO, Miguel Angel (Assistant de recherche)
  • RAVASAN, Farshad (Doctorant)