Introduction to Economics

Lecturer(s): Laure FLANDRIN
Course ⋅ 18 hTC ⋅ 10 hAutonomy ⋅ 4 h


Understanding the contemporary economic world as an interlocking set of crises:

  • Understanding the dysfunction of capital and labour markets.
  • Understanding the global crisis of inequality.
  • Understanding the global crisis of ecosystems.

Palabras clave

Capitalism; Crises; Growth instability; Secular stagnation; Financial instability; Unemployment; Inequality; Globalisation; Innovations; Negative externalities; Carbon prices; Regulation; Pollution rights market.


Three main parts:

  • Crises of capitalism: capital and labour markets in turmoil
  • Crisis of globalisation and inequality
  • Global crisis of ecosystems: markets for pollution rights, carbon tax, research subsidies

Learning Outcomes

  • C2I3 Thinking and acting in an unpredictable and uncertain environment.
  • C5N2 Making sense.


Literature review with questions.