PARIS - CLUBBING: French capital far from party central In this ordinary classroom, a professor and his attentive students are learning about economic warfare. In 2009, four of them reviewed Paris' nightlife over several months. At first glance, the clubbing scene has little in common with economic intelligence. But the study ordered by Paris' City hall and a night professionals union shows they're closely intertwined. And the French capital is far from party central -behind Barcelona, Amsterdam, Berlin, and London.