Contemporary Economic Facts

Contemporary Economic Facts
Licence Économie et gestionParcours International economics and management


The purpose of the course is to give students sufficient knowledge to understand the economic facts. We propose to go beyond the conventional ideas, to provide critical elements against the dominant thought since the 80s and to present new approaches.

Compétences visées

  • Awareness of the multiple analytical frameworks alternative to apparently straightforward economic interpretation
  • Capacity of analysis and of building student's own view on contemporary economic facts
  • Open-mindedness

Modalités d'organisation et de suivi

Plan of the lecture:

  1. Globalization of the economy
  2. The revolution of the 80s
  3. The debate surrounding the concept of free market
  4. The debate surrounding the question of Public spending and public debt
  5. The debate surrounding the question of tax system
  6. The debate surrounding inequalities and social justice
  7. The economy of recognition
  8. The economy of empathy
  9. Different subjects according to the current events.


  • Sciences économiques
  • Sciences de gestion et du management


  • Adrien Blundell –Vignall, Paul Atkinson, Se Hoon Lee (2008), “The current Financial Crisis; Causes and Policies issues” OECD 2008
  • Fraser N. (1996), “Social Justice in the Age of Identity Politics: Redistribution, Recognition, and Participation” THE TANNER LECTURES ON HUMAN VALUES Stanford University
  • Hoevel C. (2013), The Economy of Recognition: Person, Market and Society in Antonio Rosmini, Springer Eds.
  • Palley Thomas (2004), “From Keynesianism to Neoliberalism: Shifting Paradigms in Economics”, May 5, Foreign Policy in Focus
  • Piketty T. (2014), Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the Belknap Press
  • Rifkin J. (2013), The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World inCrisis, Tarcher ed.
  • J.E Stiglitz (2013), The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future, W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
  • J.E Stiglitz (2007), Making Globalization Work: The Next Steps to Global Justice, Penguin Collection: PENG.PRESS NF


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