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290042 SE Seminar in Economics (Macroeconomics) (2021W)

The Costs of Bad Economics - From Ricardo to Milton Friedman

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work
ON-SITE

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. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

UPDATE 11/24/2021: Because of the decreed by the federal government and the lockdown, the seminar units will take place online via Moodle from now until further notice!

Tuesday 05.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 12.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 19.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 09.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 16.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 23.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 30.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 07.12. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 14.12. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 11.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 18.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Tuesday 25.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The socioeconomic costs of myths, distorted theories and half-truths in economics are more dangerous than pandemias. Among others, these costs comprise high unemployment, long-run redistribution from low to high incomes, increasing old-age poverty and under-development. This statement will be substantiated both by theoretical arguments and also by empirical case studies in the seminar.
It is the goal of the seminar on the one hand to make students (more) doubtful against widely accepted economic theories and, on the other hand, to provide solid arguments in defense of empirically supported theories.

Assessment and permitted materials

The seminar is "prüfungsimmanent", which means that the presentations, summary of presentations and contribution to the discussions form the basis for evaluation and the mark.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Presence at the seminar according the rules for "prüfungsimmanente" courses.
Marking: presentation (including powerpoint-file): 70%; contributions to the seminar discussions: 30%

Examination topics

Reading list

Basic literature is to found in the handout.

Association in the course directory

(BA UF GW 07)

Last modified: Fr 10.12.2021 15:29