This course aims to present the basic concepts and rationales of economic analysis. While referring to the most recent developments in theory, the course will use many detailed examples illustrating economic reality and will highlight economic policy issues. The first chapters approach economic analysis in terms of "supply and demand" and gradually shift to consumer and business behaviours. The following chapters will examine the functioning of perfectly and imperfectly competitive markets. Finally, problems related to market failures and state intervention are analysed in the final chapters.


  • Krugman et Wells. Micro économie, De Boeck, 2016.
  • Mankiw et Taylor. Principes de l’économie : Adaptation européenne, De Boeck, 2015.
  • Wasmer, E. Principes de micro économie, Pearson, 2017.
  • De Crombrugghe, A. Introduction aux principes de l’économie. De Boeck, 2016

In brief

Year First year

Teaching languageFrench

Teaching term Six-monthly

ECTS credits 1.0

Number of hours 18.0

Teaching activityLecture course

ValidationFinal written examination

Mandatory teaching



Forest Amandine [+]

Houdayer Corinne

Educational manager :
Sardin Jean-Pierre