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040162 SE Political Order, Culture, Geography and Economic Development (MA) (2020W)

Track in Macroeconomic Policy and Trak ind Policy Evaluation

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

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This seminar is a blocked course. It is likely (but not yet certain) that the last class meeting on Friday December 18, 2020 will not be needed.

Students not attending the first class meeting on October 8, 2020 (in which also a lot of organizational issues will be announced and discussed) will automatically be de-registered from the course.

If the Covid-19 situation permits, this course will be held offline (i.e., with physical presence) at the times and locations indicated. Otherwise this course will be moved online. In the latter case, information (such as links to online class meetings, etc.) will be sent to registered students ahead of time.

Thursday 08.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 07.12. 09:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 11.12. 09:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 14.12. 09:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Friday 18.12. 09:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this seminar we will examine (long-term) effects of political order, institutions, culture, geography, trade, economic aid and inequality on economic development. For this purpose, participants will study, analyze, present and discuss various articles that mostly have an empirical focus. By doing so, participants will learn about how more recently analyzed factors affect economic development, and learn to critically discuss and asses scientific papers.

Assessment and permitted materials

To complete the seminar the following activities are mandatory:

* Presentation of up to two papers in class
* Brief comments on a third paper during class
* A seminar paper on a fourth paper
* Active participation and discussion during class meetings

The exact weights of these activities for the composition of the final grade will be announced during the first class meeting.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Will be announced during the first class meeting.

Examination topics

Will be announced during the first class meeting.

Reading list

Will be announced during the first class meeting.

Association in the course directory

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