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Economic Analysis and Communication

  • Enseignant(s):   J.Montez  
  • Titre en français: Analyse économique et communication
  • Cours donné en: anglais
  • Crédits ECTS: 6 crédits
  • Horaire: Semestre d'automne 2022-2023, 4.0h. de cours (moyenne hebdomadaire)
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  • Formation concernée: Maîtrise universitaire ès Sciences en économie politique
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The course helps future economists advocate for knowledge based solutions.

The objectives are twofold: i) challenge students to apply microeconomic principles and empirical methods to a real world situation and ii) develop key skills to more effectively communicate these to future employers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.


Reviewed for 2022-23, students will work in small groups (two or three students) to analyze a policy question, while engaging with professional stakeholders.

The findings are communicated in a executive summary and press article. The press article highlights and explains the main issues to a general educated audience, while critically exploring alternative viewpoints (i.e., “persuasive writing”). Intermidiary feedback is provided.

Finally, students present the key findings to the class. Feedback on presentation skills and visuals is provided.


Slides and related materials given in class.


This course is intended for 2nd year Master students, so knowledge of standard microeconomics tools.


1ère tentative

Sans examen (cf. modalités)  

55% Written group assignment: microeconomic analysis of a current policy question (summarized in 2500 words or circa 7 pages, 25%), an executive summary (extra 500 words, 10%), and a press article (6000 characters or circa 2 pages, 20%).

25% Presentation to the class.

20% Participation and engagement in class and coaching activities.


Sans examen (cf. modalités)  

Students who fail will be asked to develop and present a new subject at a retake session. As no class participation, the weights are the following:

70% Written assignment (see above)

30% Presentation

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