Universität Wien FIND

040263 UK Quantitative Economic History (BA) (2018W)

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

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Details

max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

The course starts on Oct 04, and ends on Jan 25. It takes place over 24 sessions. Each session lasts 90 minutes. There are no lectures from Dec 17 to Jan 07 (Christmas break), and on Oct 26 (National Day), Nov 01 (All Saints' Day), Nov 02 (All Souls' Day), Nov 30, and Jan 31.

Donnerstag 04.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 05.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 11.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 12.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 18.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 19.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 25.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 08.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 09.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 15.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 16.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 22.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 23.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 29.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Donnerstag 06.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 07.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 13.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 14.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 11.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 17.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 18.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Donnerstag 24.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Freitag 25.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The aim of this course is to introduce the measures used in long-run applied economic history, their theoretical underpinnings, and their implications in empirical research. The course covers both theoretical and empirical research. The first part of the course (Sessions 1-11) focuses on historical stylized facts and proposes a theoretical framework that generates predictions in line with these facts. The second part (Sessions 12-18) focuses on empirical research in economic history and the implications theory has on estimation. The last part (Sessions 19-24) consists of student presentations.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The evaluation of the course will be based on two take-home assignments that will account for 30% of the grade (15% for each assignment), one presentation that will account for 30% of the grade, and four one-page research paper summaries that will account for 40% of the grade (10% for each summary). Class presence is not mandatory, but is strongly recommended. There is no make-up exam.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Although the course is self-contained and concepts and methods are developed gradually, students should have a good background in microeconomics, economic growth, and empirical methods (applied microeconometrics).

Prüfungsstoff

The first part of the course (Sessions 1-11) focuses on historical stylized facts and proposes a theoretical framework that generates predictions in line with these facts. The second part (Sessions 12-18) focuses on empirical research in economic history and the implications theory has on estimation. The last part (Sessions 19-24) consists of student presentations.

Literatur

The presentation material is downloadable from the website of the course. In the first part of the course we will follow: Gregory Clark, A farewell to alms: a brief economic history of the world (Princeton University Press, 2008), and Oded Galor, Unified growth theory (Princeton University Press, 2011). The reading list for the empirical part of the course is available on the Moodle page of the course.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:42