Study programme 2020-2021Français
Political Economics and Tutorials 2
Programme component of Bachelor's (Charleroi (Hor. jour)) à la Warocqué School of Business and Economics

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UW-B1-SGEGIG-014-CCompulsory UEMAHY BenoîtW718 - Analyse économique du travail
  • FERAUGE Perrine
  • MAHY Benoît

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français4224030066.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
W-AETR-058Political Economics and Tutorials 2 - AAEP42180300Q2
W-AETR-059Political Economics and Tutorials 2 - AAEHP06000Q2
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Implement an academic view on knowledge, particularly through the mastery of methods and literature research tools.
    • Understand, synthesise and discuss complex information and texts on economics and management.
    • Develop and structure reasoning by basing it on suitable scientific arguments
  • Actively master the fundamental concepts and models of economic sciences and management sciences
    • Identify and explain the concepts, principles and models of fundamental theoretical trends in economic sciences and management sciences and their applications.
    • Understand how organisations and markets work
    • Understand the methods and tools adapted to the field of economics and management
  • Mobilise communication skills in two languages other than French, both orally and in writing, as a presentation of an argument or piece of research in accordance with scientific ethics.
    • Communicate in a clear and structured manner on issues of economics and management
  • Demonstrate working and analytical rigour.
    • Be rigorous and independent in learning, particularly through adequate planning of activities to be undertaken in order to best utilise the time available.
    • Demonstrate self-awareness, assess themself, and adapt.

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the end of the course, future economists or businessmen will be able to master some economic analysis fundamentals. At a microeconomic level, the course provides them first tools in order (1) to rationally decide their price and their production in market structure under imperfect competition, (2) to carry out a first analysis of the labour market. At a macroeconomic level, different tools are available in order (3) to measure the circular flow of income, (4) to understand the Keynesian theory in order to determine the level of economic activity in the short run and the multiplier effects on economic activity coming from increasing demand, (5) to understand the role of money (and non monetary assets), the money market behaviour and how it can be influenced by supply and demand components, and (6) to figure out the general equilibrium and the way (mixed) fiscal and monetary policies can influence economic activity and the interest rate.
At the end of peer tutoring, they will also (7) acquire skills through document research, achieving and presenting a first economic or social work at a university level.

Content of UE

The course is structured in 6 chapters :
1.  Profit maximising  under imperfect competition: firm equilibrium(production and price) under monopolistic competition or oligopoly, competition and collusion, expectations and strategy, the importance of timing, strategic behaviour to prevent entry, price discrimination, monopolistic competition or oligopoly and the public interest                                                                  
2.  Labour market : perfect labour market, supply of labour, demand for labour, wages and profits, equality and inequality, imperfect markets, monopsony, unions, bilateral monopoly, collective bargaining, efficiency wages, discrimination
3.  National economy : major macroeconomic issues, circular flow of income, withdrawals and injections, measuring economic activity in terms of production, income and expenditures, measuring growth and inflation, equilibrium in the circular flows, GDP and country's well-being                                                                                                                                       
4.  Short run macroeconomic equilibrium : relationship between aggregate demand and national income, consumption, investment, government expenditures, exports and imports functions,  determination of national income, verbal, analytical and numerical approaches of multiplier effects from (autonomous) demand components on economic activity, role of government and foreign countries                                                                                                                                                                
5.  Money and interest rates : meaning and functions of money, financial system, definition and measures of money supply, the role of private and central banks in creating money, money supply and the interest rate, transactions-precautionary and speculative demand for money, money market equilibrium and chocks                                                                                  
6.  General equilibrium : relationship between investment, consumption and interest rate, money supply and economic activity, fiscal policy and crowding out of investment, general equilibrium on goods (IS) and money (LM) markets, (mixed) fiscal and monetary policy impacts on economic activity and interest rate, managing aggregate demand.
The peer tutoring sessions are conducted under the responsibility of third year students and the professor supervision : exchange of information on methods of work after first period of examination, organization of debates from texts of opinions within the discipline, look for and analyze economic papers, presentation,  powerpoint or video.

Prior Experience

Sans objet

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

A 2 hours 30' written examination is organised in June and counts for 90% of the total. It consists of 10 multiple choice questions (6 points) in order to test for students' ability to understand and apply concepts, of 1 long question (8 points) to test for understanding and assimilating concepts, and of 2 graded exercises (6 points) to test whether students can mobilize concepts in order to solve problems.
The remaining 10% relate to Peer tutoring sessions: active and appropriate participation in tutoring sessions (6 points), oral presentation (6 points) and written work (8 points).

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

A 2 hours 30' written examination is organised in August and counts for 90% of the total. It consists of 10 multiple choice questions (6 points) in order to test for students' ability to understand and apply concepts, of 1 long question (8 points) to test for understanding and assimilating concepts, and of 2 graded exercises (6 points) to test whether students can mobilize concepts in order to solve problems.
There is no evaluation at Q3 for tutoring activities (10% of the total).

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Travaux pratiques
  • Remédiations intégrées à un type d'AA

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed
  • From a distance

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
W-AETR-058Not applicable
W-AETR-059Not applicable

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
W-AETR-058Not applicable
W-AETR-059Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
W-AETR-058Sloman, J., Wride, A. and Garratt, D. (2015), Economics, Pearson Education Limited
W-AETR-059Not applicable
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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