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040100 PS Applied and empirical microeconomics (BA) (2021W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work
Tu 11.01. 08:00-11:15 Digital


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 05.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Tuesday 12.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Tuesday 19.10. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Tuesday 16.11. 08:00 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 23.11. 08:00 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 30.11. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital
Tuesday 18.01. 08:00 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 25.01. 08:00 - 09:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course will be ran fully online with streamed lectures and student presentations.

In this seminar students will practice finding economic information as well as analyzing and presenting it with both, online presentations and written seminar papers. The focus of the seminar is broadly within applied microeconomics and students have a high degree of influence on the selection of topics. The main goal is to learn to critically discuss and asses scientific papers. The course will also offer the students a chance to substantially deepen the understanding of their subfields of interest within applied microeconomics.

Assessment and permitted materials

To complete the seminar the following activities are mandatory:

* Presentation of a research synopsis and a pro seminar draft

* A seminar paper based on the draft

* Brief comments on other student's synopsis and draft and active participation and discussion during class meetings

Grade is composed as follows:
Essay and its presentations 70%
Peer feedback and class participation 30%

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Assessment is based on the quality of the presentations, the written work and student's class participation. Since the course does not have a final exam, students are expected to present twice, comment on one synopsis and one presentation and write a seminar paper to pass the course.

Examination topics

As a seminar, there is no exam. See other points for more details.

Reading list

Scientific articles that compose the literature review for the final essay.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Th 30.09.2021 17:08