Economics and Society

Présentation de cours du programme universitaire

Economics and Society

  • Professeur: Roberto Galbiati
  • Session: juillet
  • Langue d'enseignement: anglais
  • Nombre d'heures de cours: 36

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Objective of the Course

The objective of the course is learning how to use economics to understand situations that according to the common wisdom belong to the domain of other social sciences (sociology, political sciences, demography, criminology and legal studies). We will apply both simple economic theory and empirical analysis. At the end of the course students should be able to apply simple economic reasoning to complex situation and assessing the quality of simple empirical works. The course does not substitute for the analysis of these disciplines but rather provides a complementary view on complex social phenomena.

Organization of the Course

Topics addressed in this course include:

  • The economic approach to human behaviour.
  • From theory to data: identification issues.
  • Economics of love and marriage.
  • Religion
  • Immigration
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Addiction, sex and blood
  • Incentives and individual motivation
  • Social interactions / Peer effects
  • Social Capital
  • Economic Crises and Political Regimes
  • Economics of Mass Media                                            

Main Professor Biography

Roberto GalbiatiRoberto Galbiati is a CNRS professor of economics at Sciences Po Paris. Roberto's main research interests are in law and economics and political economics. His research has focused on incarceration and on the link between laws, institutions and the determinants of cooperative and illegal behaviors using experimental, administrative and historical data. He has published extensively in economics and social sciences journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the Economic Journal and the Journal of Public Economics.

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