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040168 UK Macro Labor Economics (MA) (2017S)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 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 served).

Details

max. 24 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 01.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 06.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 08.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 15.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 20.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 22.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 27.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 29.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 03.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 05.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 24.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 26.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 03.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 08.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 10.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 15.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 17.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 22.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 24.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 29.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 31.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Wednesday 07.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 12.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 14.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 19.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 21.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 26.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 28.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 8 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course consists of two main blocks, which further divide in sub-topics:

1) Empirical Methods
1.a) Economics and Data
1.b) Empirical Methodologies
1.c) Applications of Empirical Methods
1.d) Inequality in Economics

2) Macroeconomic theories of the Labor Market
2.a) Search models
2.b) Applications of Search models

Assessment and permitted materials

Evaluation consists of three components:

(20%) A group presentation of a research paper
(40%) A midterm exam
(40%) The submission of an original research proposal

The group presentation will assess how effectively the ideas contained in a research paper are conveyed to the audience. To this end, I will evaluate

- Precision in exposition
- Competence: how well the research, its strength and limits, is understood, and how questions are answered
- Clarity: how easy it is for the audience to understand the content of the paper
- Professionalism: how the presentation is built

A good research proposal will be one that includes
- an original research question
- a decent motivation for why such question might be interesting
- a placement of the question in the literature on the subject
- a plan of how the question is supposed to be answered

The research proposal could be used as a starting point for a Master Thesis but need not be.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course aims at introducing the students to the tools and topics of empirical and quantitative research in Labor and Macroeconomics. Particular emphasis will be put on how to look at theories and data together, and on how to answer economic questions making use of both. By the end of the course, students are expected to have acquired a good understanding of when the most widespread empirical methods can and should be used, what are the main economic theories of inequality in labor markets and what implications these have for our interpretation of the data.

Examination topics

The lecture comprises 4 hours per week covering both theory and exercises.

Reading list

- "Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist's Companion", by Joshua D. Angrist and Jörn-Steffen Pischke

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:28