Promote, share and disseminate research in economics and finance


Since 2014, the Institut Louis Bachelier and Paris Sciences et Lettres have been jointly offering MOOCs on economic and financial topics.

Within the framework of continuing education, these online courses bring together students and professionals from the sector as well as novices in the field.

What is a MOOC?

MOOCs (massive open online courses) are an educational innovation that enable thousands of people to follow through an online platform courses given by one or more teachers on specific topic for number of weeks. MOOCs are generally divided up into a number of modules, spread over 4 to 7 weeks.


How does a MOOC operate?

  • Registration opens a month before the start of the course
  • For the first session the MOOC opens via an online platform
  • A new session is available every week
  • Each session ends with a set of questions to test the student’s knowledge
  • A final test is usually provided during the last week to ascertain the knowledge acquired by the students. If successful, they are given an end-of-course certificate
  • Closing of the MOOC and issuing of certificates

Students can participate in a discussion forum at any time during the MOOC.



  • Disseminating the findings of research results by the partners of the Institut Louis Bachelier
  • Shaping the content so as put on courses in video-quiz form
  • Offering courses that are accessible to as many people as possible
  • Developing the promotion of research and ways of accessing it

Financial regulation serving the economy

Broadcast in 2016

This MOOC offers an overall perspective of financial regulation in France and Europe

Course teachers

Financial risks management essentials

First broadcast in 2016 / Re-broadcast october/december 2017

The past years have a seen an increasing interest for financial risks management. This leads to having to grasp, measure and manage various risks (market risk, credit risk, counterparts risk, operational risk…). Due to the the reinforcement of prudential regulation and the increasing communication commitment, organisations must adapt to new regulation frameworks. This MOOC allows to deal with this topic as a whole: its history, its current and coming issues.

Course teachers



JUSTIN MCCARTHY Chair of PRMIA’s Global Board of Directors (Professional Risk Managers’ International Association), Expert – CEE-ONU Expert group on risk management (UNECE-GRM), Pathways Team at University College of Cork in Ireland.




OSCAR MCCARTHY Strategic risk consultant for ABN Amro Bank, on the PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers’ International Association) Board of Directors.




PIERRE-YVES MAUROIS Member of the PRMIA Board of Directors.






In line with the global commitments made at COP 21, keeping global warming below 2 degrees will involve a massive reorientation of investment in the coming years. Climate change already brings both risks and opportunities for finance professionals. Whether they be bankers, insurers, investors or service providers, all financial players must now take the climate into account in their businesses. This transformation of finance is already under way, but it will need to accelerate.

The Institut Louis Bachelier*, a leading research network in economics and finance, has hosted several research programmes around climate finance since its creation in 2008. The Institute is now launching a MOOC (Climate: a challenge for finance) that provides fundamental insights on finance and climate. This MOOC is aimed at financial professionals and Master students who want to have an accurate and up-to-date transversal view of the climate change issue in the financial sphere. Divided into six sequences, it will address the challenges and risks related to climate change, solutions to make the various financial sectors greener, the role of public and private financing, the international financial dimension and the need for financial systems to evolve.



Project manager for climate change, Caisse des Dépôts





Consultant for climate change Caisse des Dépôts, president of I4CE, Institute for climate economics





Pensions and solidarity department – Investment and Accounting Department





Institut For Climate Economics Director of Industry, Energy and Climate I4CE Programme, Institute for Climate Economics





Director in charge of financial stability in the general direction of treasure





Head of Climate Division at AFD (Agence Française de Développement)





Finance and Treasury Director, SNCF





Director of Sustainable Development – Groupe Crédit Agricole S.A