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040121 PS Topics in Applied Behavioral and Experimental Economics (BA) (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

For our meetings we use BB Collaborate (login through Moodle).

Monday 05.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Monday 12.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Monday 19.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Monday 23.11. 16:45 - 20:00 Digital
Monday 30.11. 16:45 - 20:00 Digital
Monday 07.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Monday 11.01. 16:45 - 20:00 Digital
Monday 18.01. 16:45 - 20:00 Digital
Monday 25.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

In this ‘Proseminar’, students will write and present an essay in the field of behavioral and experimental economics. In terms of content, we focus on applications relevant to the digital economy, voting and applied game theory. The first few classes serve as an introduction to the core elements of writing a scientific essay. Student will learn how to state a research question, review related studies and structure the essay. A reading list, which is handed out in the first session, offers different essay topics and is intended to guide students to important questions and literature in the field. Following the introduction and the choice of a topic, essay concepts will be presented in class, which allows to receive feedback from peers to further improve the essay. The aim of this seminar is to equip students with important writing and presentation skills which are useful for future assignments such as the Bachelor thesis.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment: The assessment is based on the presentations, peer feedback and the written essay (grading details are given in first session). It is imperative to participate in the first session. Students who cannot (for a good reason) participate in the first session should send me an e-mail one week before the first session. Note that scientific writing classes are held in German but project work can be done in English. Note also that it is not possible to write a Bachelor’s thesis in this course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

See assessment above. Details are given in first session.

Examination topics

Students choose a research question on their own. The grade depends on the presentation of the own essay (presentation 30% and written work 30%) as well as feedback on an essay of another student (presentation 20% and written work 20%). At total of 50% is required for a passing grade.

Reading list

Reading list will be provided in first session (handout/moodle).

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 05.10.2020 10:48