Non profit Economics

lecon2351  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Non profit Economics
5 credits
30.0 h
Brolis Olivier (compensates Nyssens Marthe); Nyssens Marthe;
Main themes
First, we will develop conceptual clarifications around concepts such as non-profit sector, social economy, third-sector ... Then, the course develops the socio-economic frameworks explaining the respective roles of public, for profit and non profit sectors in the provision of quasi-collective goods. Finally, the course covers various public policies (work integration, social services ...) governing the provision of these quasi-collective goods. These public policies are placed in a comparative perspective of the different European welfare states models. We systematically refer to the Belgian and European debates around the place of the third sector and its challenges.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The objective of this course is to analyze non -profit (third sector) organizations. The goal is to understand their place within the economy besides the for profit sector and public authorities. At the end of this course, students will have an overview of socio-economic grids of analysis of the third sector and should be able to mobilize them in the analysis of a specific third sector organization.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Other information
One course of microeconomics and of public economics The evaluation is based on: (1) the short written contributions prepared during the term (2) the final oral examination based on the final written paper analyzing, through the conceptual tools given in the course, a non profit organization chosen by the student The reference papers to be read are available at the " DUC ". Power points are downloadable from i-campus.
  • Les powerpoints seront disponibles sur moodle.
  • Les powerpoints seront disponibles sur moodle.
  • Livre de référence : Economie sociale et solidaire (2017), J. Defourny et M. Nyssens, De Boeck: En vente à la DUC
  • Le site de l’économie sociale
  • Marée M., Mertens S., Contours et statistiques du non-marchand en Belgique pp 1 - 27, 2002.
Teaching materials
  • Les powerpoints seront disponibles sur moodle.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [60] in Economics : General

Master [120] in Sociology

Master [120] in Economics: General

Master [120] in Political Sciences: General

Master [120] in Multilingual Communication