Universität Wien FIND

070137 PS MA-Proseminar - Applied micro- and macroeconomic theories for the historian (2019S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 04.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 11.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 18.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 25.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 01.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 08.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 29.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 06.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 13.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Thursday 16.05. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 20.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 27.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 03.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Thursday 13.06. 18:30 - 20:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Monday 24.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This course provides an introduction to micro and macro economic theories and the difficulties with respect to their application in historical explanations. Diligent students will learn to make sense of the problems discussed in micro- and macroeconomic theories, to evaluate their main achievements and to appraise the main criticism leveled against them. In particular students will learn to evaluate the explanatory power of economic theories applied to historical explanations such as explanations regarding modern trade, different explanations regarding the origin and development of the industrial revolution, explanations regarding the different industrial developments of northwestern Europe and certain Chinese regions (‘great divergent’), explanations regarding the increasing participation rate of women on labor markets, different explanations regarding the great Depression in the 1930ies and later recessions and depressions of the 20th and beginning 21st century., as for instance the crises of 2008

Assessment and permitted materials

Rewards and Requirements
Teaching consists in one unbroken 90-minute meeting. The language of instruction is Students are required to prepare for every meeting on the basis of obligatory readings and prepare answers in writing for questions distributed in advance. Also, they have to prepare brief presentations (ca 20 min) based on their answers.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In order to pass this course successfully students have to hand in all answers to all questions in writing, and present a brief talk at one particular meeting. Talks and seminar papers are evaluated according to the clarity, precision, logical structure and completeness regarding the problems and arguments discussed.

Examination topics

content of course

Reading list

to be announced

Association in the course directory

MA Geschichte: Schwerpunkte: Zeitgeschichte, Globalgeschichte, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte
MA ZGM: M2a, PS aus Zeitgeschichte
MA HPS: M 1.2, M 1.3

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