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040135 KO Master-Konversatorium fuer VWL (2019S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Blocked Meetings!
Attending the first meeting is mandatory. Students not showing up will not be scheduled for a presentation slot!

Details

max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 05.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Mittwoch 13.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 14.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Dienstag 19.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Donnerstag 21.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Dienstag 26.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Mittwoch 27.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Mittwoch 22.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Dienstag 04.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Mittwoch 05.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 12.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 13.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Dienstag 18.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Mittwoch 19.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Dienstag 25.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Mittwoch 26.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Donnerstag 27.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Donnerstag 27.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Advisory:
(i) This course does not evaluate the Masters’ thesis. In fact this is not allowed as grading the Masters’ thesis is the sole job of the advisor of the thesis.
(ii) This course independently evaluates whether the student is able to communicate the contents of his or her Masters’ thesis to a broad audience, convince others that he or she has made a novel contribution, and whether more generally, through giving feedback on the work of others, he or she can articulate themselves as an economist.

Format: This is a mandatory class for the Master in Economics at the University of Vienna and is only for those who have started to work on their Masters’ thesis. Each student has to present twice. The first presentation gives the ideas and related literature and highlights what kind of results are aimed for. The second presentation shows the results and added value and puts these in light of the literature. Prior to the second presentation the advisor of the Masters’ thesis has to approve in writing to the instructor that at least 60% of the thesis has been completed.
To have completed 60% of the thesis means that a central result has been obtained, that the detailed outline of the thesis is ready and that the related literature has been summarized. 60% are not ready if only the data has been gathered or only a model has been formulated.

Objective: In our economics bachelor students should learn how to understand economic reasoning. In our master they are supposed to be able to execute own economic reasoning. This masters’ course is about showing others that the student is an economist at the master level. It will be about learning how to identify novelty and how to present economic results, both in theory and empirically.
The first presentation lasts 10 minutes. The second presentation 15 minutes. Time limit is strict. No handouts are allowed. Prior to each presentation a title of the thesis and abstract of at most 100 words is handed to the audience. The abstract is like one of a published paper, it is a teaser to make the reader be curious. It is not a summary nor a table of contents of the paper. The title is like that of a published paper, it should be not too long, catch the attention, have some content and be related to the results. The presenter will get feedback on the first drafts of the slides if these are sent to the instructor at least 3 days prior to the date of presentation. This feedback will not be graded, it is only meant to improve performance.
After each presentation each member of the audience has to be ready to give immediate feedback orally. Good feedback has two parts, praise and critique. Good feedback has substance where one notices that this is based on knowledge acquired during the economics studies. The main element that needs to be commented on after the first presentation is the related literature (is it clear what has been done before and what has not), after the second presentation it is the novelty of the contribution (what was known prior to the thesis, what is the change in understanding due to thesis, can the listener explain the result in his or her own words). We will also be eliciting feedback on style of presentation (hands in pockets, format of slides, speech).
Participants are also encouraged to give feedback to the presenter outside of the class.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

In order to pass this course the student needs to explain the novelty of the material developed in their Masters’ thesis to a broad audience and they need to be able to give valuable economics feedback on the presentations of others. The total grade evaluates own performance in the two presentations of their own thesis and own feedback on presentations of others. A student receives a passing grade in this course if he or she has received a passing grade in two out of the three components and has attended unexcused all courses. The three components are first presentation, second presentation, feedback. After each presentation the presenter will receive an evaluation of his or her performance. Oral feedback will be graded at the end of the course, a student is allowed to ask the instructor at any point in time how he or she is doing up to that point in terms of oral participation.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Prüfungsstoff

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Literatur

Tips on how to avoid disaster in presentations, mimeo, Monika Piazzesi, https://economics.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/piazzesi.pdf

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Fr 06.09.2019 09:47