International economics


The class has a twofold purpose. It aims, first of all, to provide an overview of the main problems facing the international economy, by examining them from a historical perspective and highlighting the role of institutions. Secondly, it will present the basic concepts and principles of economic analysis, describe the mechanisms at work in the world economy, and will explain the sequences and interactions between real economic phenomena, monetary phenomena, and political interventions.

The class is divided into two sections. The first will focus on international monetary and financial problems. The second section will address issues related to international trade and the multilateral trading system.

Form of assessment

The number of ECTS credits and the assessment methods are likely to be different for students in credit exchange programmes.


  • Lemoine M. & Madiès P., Les grandes questions d’économie et finance internationales, De Boeck, 2016.
  • Allegret J.P. & Le Merrer P., Économie de la mondialisation : Vers une rupture durable ?, De Boeck, 2015.
  • Benassy-Quéré A., Économie monétaire internationale, Economica, 2014.
  • Krugman P., Obstfeld M. & Melitz M., Économie internationale, Pearson, 10e édition, 2015.
  • Dumas A., L’économie mondiale, De Boeck, 2009.

In brief

Year Fourth year

Teaching languageFrench

Teaching term Six-monthly

ECTS credits 2.0

Number of hours 18.0

Teaching activityLecture course

ValidationFinal written examination

Mandatory teaching

Open to exchange students



Educational manager :
Sardin Jean-Pierre