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DECO 1975A - Emerging Economies and Societies

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


This class is for students interested in international economics and especially the economies of emerging countries. A first experience in these countries will make class participation easier.

Course Description

The emergence of BRICS is the most striking phenomenon of the past decade. After the BRICS countries, a new wave of emerging countries is appearing in the South, from Nigeria to Indonesia through Ethiopia and Vietnam. As a major strategic challenge for the OECD countries, emerging markets are both growing markets and competitors, with which new partnerships must be invented. Emerging countries aspire now to be recognized as full partners in global governance and want to have more influence in international institutions, including trade and currency. This conference addresses the key issues that affect the economy and society in emerging markets: globalization, slowing growth, demography, urbanization, religion, commodities, water, renewable energies, climate change, currencies, enterprises and geopolitical power politics.


DAZIANO, Laurence D. (Responsable contrôle de gestion - SNCF Mobilités)

Pedagogical format

Based on class participation and interaction, this class emphasizes a practical approach and is designed for students interested in international economics and finance who wish to better understand the role and impact of emerging countries in the global economy.

Course validation

Get an average of 10/20 on the required works weighted as follows: - Work (“exposé”): 25% ; - Press Review: 25% ; - Situation Note: 25% ; - Book review: 25%. Class participation is actively encouraged.


Each student will: - Prepare an individual presentation work (“exposé”) (15 min) ; - Submit a press review in pairs (20 min) ; - Individually answer questions during the midterm and final examination (not open-book) (2x30 min). The lecturer provides methodological assistance in the preparation of each of the works requested.

Required reading

  • Daziano (Laurence), Les pays émergents, approche géoéconomique, Paris, Armand Colin, collection U économie, 2014
  • The Economist, London, weekly
  • Financial Times, daily

Additional required reading

  • DAZIANO (Laurence), The New Wave of Emerging Countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Indonesia, Vietnam and Mexico, Paris, Fondation pour l'innovation politique, 2014.
  • Beardson (Timothy), Stumbling Giant, the threats to China's future, Yale University Press, 2013.
  • SEVERINO (Jean-Michel), RAY (Olivier), Le temps de l'Afrique, Paris, Odile Jacob, 2010
  • Problèmes économiques, Les pays émergents, Paris, La documentation française, n°01.2014, 2014.
  • BOILLOT (Jean-Joseph), DEMBINSKI (Stanislas), CHINDIAFRIQUE, La chine, l'Inde et l'Afrique feront le monde de demain, Paris, Odile Jacob, coll. Économie, 2013.
  • RAMSES 2015, Le défi des émergents, Paris, Dunod, 2014.