Sylvain Barde's Webpage

Teaching 2012-2013

Basic information regarding my teaching is available below, as well as an archive of previous teaching while at OFCE and university of Kent. All the course material in the archive is available in Powerpoint format. 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 archived powerpoint material/animations if they are useful, but please don't forget to cite!

University of Kent.

In 2012-2013 I teach an undergraduate introductory course in economomics for the University of Kent Buisiness School as well as a skill-based introduction to professional economics for the School of Economics. For more details on both modules, please go to the Introduction to Economics and the Economic Institutions and the Economics Profession pages on the University of Kent module catalog.

Autumn term 2012-2013: Introduction to Economics (Medway)

  • Week 1 - Introduction / Supply and Demand in a market
  • Week 2 - Supply, Demand and Elasticities
  • Week 3 - Exchange, Markets and Money
  • Week 4 - Consumers’ Decisions and Individual Demands
  • Week 5 - Organisation of Production and Costs
  • Week 6 - Perfect Competition / Assessment Skills Practice
  • Week 7 - Microeconomics Test/ Essay-writing coaching
  • Week 8 - Monopoly
  • Week 9 - Oligopoly and Strategic Behaviour
  • Week 10 - Factor Markets, Income Distribution and Poverty.
  • Week 11 - Externalities and the Environment

Spring term 2012-2013: Economic Institutions and the Economics Profession (Canterbury)

  • Week 13 - Introduction
  • Week 14 - Government Institutions I – Choosing the right budget
  • Week 15 - Government Institutions II – Competition regulation and fair trading
  • Week 16 - Economics in Finance I – The Bank of England and “Quantitative Easing”
  • Week 17 - Economics in Finance II – Regulation and the LIBOR scandal
  • Week 18 - Economics and the environment I - The London Congestion Charge
  • Week 19 - Assessment week
  • Week 20 - Economics and the environment II – Agriculture and climate change
  • Week 21 - Social issues in economics I – Welfare reform and universal credit
  • Week 22 - Social issues in economics II – The value of education
  • Week 23 - International institutions and structural adjustment – Assessing the IMF intervention in Iceland