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290110 SE Seminar in Economics (Business Administration) (2017W)

General Business Economics related to Current Economic Events

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


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


max. 24 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Weitere Termine:
MO 13.11.2017 09.00-13.00 Besprechungsraum 3.OG OMP: muss leider verschoben werden auf DI 14.11.2017 14.00-18.00 Besprechungsraum 3. OG OMP
MO 20.11.2017 09.00-13.00 Besprechungsraum 3.OG OMP

Monday 02.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 16 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 22.01. 08:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 29.01. 08:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

The intention of the seminar is the strengthening of skills to transform literature of economics into relatively short papers. Important is that the papers have a clear structure and contain understandable statements within a given volume. Further should the capability of discussion be improved. The topic is the current crisis of the Western Economy and the Eurozone. There should the causes of the current crises be analyzed, in relation to the Euro-zone the analysis is focused on the consequences of imbalances in the balance of trade. Additionally there will strategies and concepts for the solution of the crisis be discussed. These concepts are based on the work of J.M. Keynes, particularly in relation to the increase in public investments.

Assessment and permitted materials

Papers (thesis, long-version paper, short-version paper) and lectures (35 resp. 10 minutes)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Absence not more than 2 seminar units; delivery of the thesis at latest 3 weeks and of the long-version paper 1 week before and the short-version paper 1 week after the lecture; objects of the assessment are the quality of the papers (70%) and the performance of the lecture (30%).

Examination topics

Reading list

Paul Krugman, "Vergesst die Krise! Warum wir jetzt Geld ausgeben müssen" (2012) und H. Flassbeck, C. Lapavitsas, "Nur Deutschland kann den Euro retten. Der letzte Akt beginnt" (2015).

Association in the course directory

(L2-e4, L2-e-zSE) (UF GW BA 07)

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:42