Universität Wien FIND

040122 PS Topics in Labor Economics (BA) (2019W)

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

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max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 14.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 21.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 02.12. 11:30 - 14:45 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 09.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 13.01. 11:30 - 14:45 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 20.01. 11:30 - 14:45 Hörsaal 17 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 27.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

In this Proseminar, students will write and present an essay in the field of labor economics. This area of research involves many interesting topics such as unemployment, discrimination and earnings inequality.

At the beginning of the Proseminar will be 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.

Following the introduction, essay concepts will be presented in class, which allows to receive feedback from peers to further improve the essay.

At the end of the Proseminar, students will have acquired important writing and presentation skills, which are useful for future assignments such as the Bachelor thesis.

Note that it is not possible to write the Bachelor thesis as part of this Proseminar. The course is solely meant as preparation.

Assessment and permitted materials

The assessment is based on the presentations, peer feedback and the written essay.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Students will choose a research question on their own.

Reading list

Research papers in labor economics and adjacent fields.

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Last modified: Th 10.10.2019 12:07