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Teaching 2008-2009

All the course material from my teaching is available below in Powerpoint format. My teaching at Sciences Po Menton is now in English, but the University of Nice work is still in French. Some of the presentations contain links to video files that can be downloaded from the numerical ressources section of the website. As for the numerical ressources, feel free to use the powerpoint material/animations if they are useful, but please don't forget to cite!

Sciences Po.

The bulk of my teaching in 2008-2009 is an undergraduate introductory course in economomics at the Menton Campus of Sciences Po. This is part of an undergraduate english-speaking curriculum organised in the campus.

1st Semester 2008-2009: Microeconomics

  • Course Outline
  • Week 1 - Introduction
  • Week 2 - Consumer preferences and utility
  • Week 3 - The budget constraint and choice
  • Week 4 - Consumer demand
  • Week 5 - Extensions, uncertainty and intertemporal choice
  • Week 6 - Modelling the producer
  • Week 7 - The 'ideal' benchmark of perfect competition
  • Week 8 - The Monopoly
  • Week 9 - Oligopolies and monopolistic competition
  • Week 10 - The basics of Game theory
  • Week 11 - Welfare and state intervention, taxation
  • Week 12 - Information theory
  • Week 13 - Externalities and public goods
  • Week 14 - The labour market

2nd Semester 2008-2009: Macroeconomics

  • Course Outline
  • Week 1 - Introduction
  • Week 2 - The circular flow of income
  • Week 3 - Government intervention and fiscal policy
  • Week 4 - Money: functions and creation
  • Week 5 - The central bank and the money market equilibrium
  • Week 6 - The IS-LM model
  • Week 7 - The WS-PS model of the labour market
  • Week 8 - The Philips curve, the NAIRU and the role of expectations
  • Week 9 - The AS-AD model
  • Week 10 - Credibility and long-run reform
  • Week 11 - The Balance of payments and the exchange rate
  • Week 12 - The Mundell-Fleming model
  • Week 13 - The Solow model of growth
  • Week 14 - Beyond classical growth theory

I also teach an economics access course in the spring of 2008-2009 at the Menton Campus, as part of the english language program.

Economics Access Course

  • Course Outline
  • Week 1 - Introduction
  • Week 2 - The use of models in science
  • Week 3 - Functions, variables and models
  • Week 4 - Reading and drawing data graphs
  • Week 5 - Functions, equations and algebra
  • Week 6 - Solving an equation with one unknown
  • Week 7 - Systems of two equations and more
  • Week 8 - Linking graphs and systems of equations
  • Week 9 - Maximum and minimum in economic models
  • Week 10 - Functions and their derivatives
  • Week 11 - Partial derivatives, total derivatives
  • Week 12 - Finding a free maximum
  • Week 13 - Finding a constrained maximum
  • Week 14 - Application to economics

    University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis

    I am also down to teach 6 hours as part of a grouped Masters (M2) lecture on agglomeration, innovation and growth at the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis. My contribution is a course in new economic geography, entitled "Enjeux de nouvelle économie géographique" (Issues in New Economic Geography). 

    Lecture slides

    • Part 1 - Fundamental mechanisms of economic geography
    • Part 2 - Recent theoretical advances
    • Part 3 - Empirical issues