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290110 SE Seminar in Economics (2021S)

Current Debates in Applied Economics

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

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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. 24 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

digitale und voraussichtlich ab 2. Semesterhälfte hybride (teils digitale / teils vor Ort) Durchführung

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ACHTUNG! SEMINARBEGINN IST DER 09.03.2021
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Tuesday 09.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Hörsaal 2 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Tuesday 16.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Hörsaal 2 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Tuesday 23.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Hörsaal 2 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Tuesday 13.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Hörsaal 2 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Tuesday 20.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Hörsaal 2 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Tuesday 27.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Hörsaal 2 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Tuesday 04.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Hörsaal 2 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Tuesday 11.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Hörsaal 2 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Tuesday 18.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Hörsaal 2 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Tuesday 01.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Hörsaal 2 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Tuesday 08.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Hörsaal 2 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Tuesday 15.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Hörsaal 2 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Tuesday 22.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Hörsaal 2 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3
Tuesday 29.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Digital
Hörsaal 2 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 5 Hof 3

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the course is to understand, interpret and present current discourses on theories, models and hypotheses in economics.
Contents are 10 concrete topics, see below.
A seminar paper on one of the topics shall be written. In addition, the respective lecture and the discussion, as well as the discussion on the other topics.
In the first lesson, an introduction is given; and topics will be determined

Assessment and permitted materials

Central is the writing of a seminar paper, which should be structured as follows:
- Elaboration of the topical question
- Historical background of the question
- Methods of Operationalization
- Evidence and opposites, discourses
- Summary
The work is to be composed and presented by one or two participants. The (joint) presentation shall last about 40 minutes.
The work is to be delivered one week before the presentation
In a joint seminar paper, it should be noted who is mainly responsible for which parts.
Changes in the first version (revision) are to be emphasized in further versions

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

(The percentages below refer to the proportion of weight in the overall assessment :)
The content (35%), the comprehensibility of the lecture (10%), the ability to summarize briefly (10%), the scientific method (10%) and the ability to discuss are assessed.
Everyone also has to make a prepared discussion contribution (approx. 5 min) (10%). Ad hoc contributions to the discussion are also noted positively.
At the beginning of each hour there is a repetition of the topic from the last hour, randomly inviting 2 students to do so. (10%)
At the end of the semester there is a final test (approx. 45 min), in which resume from all work is queried. (15%)

Examination topics

TOPICS
Schumpeter: innovation and creative destruction (disruption)
- Joseph A. Schumpeter: Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy. Chap. VII, VIII, XII

Reindustrialization of the United States and Europe?
- Shih W. (2013): The Re-industrialization of the United States? Economic Policy Gazette 2/2013. S.297-312
- Aiginger K. (2013): The "Greening" of Industrial Policy, Headwinds and a Possible Symbiosis. WIFO Working Papers, No. 450th
- Peneder M. (2014): Why the new industrial policy will accelerate de-industrialization. FIW Policy Brief No. 23

Advertising - necessary for information and competition, or a consequence of the oligopoly
-Naomi Klein (2000): No Logo - the battle of global players for market power, a game with many losers and few winners. Chap. 1, 7, 8, 18

Waldviertel Autobahn and regional development in the light of the (new) economic geography
- Ihara Ryusuke, Machikita Tomohiro: Voting for highway construction in economic geography. The Annals of Regional Science. December 2007, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 951-966

Piketty! "R> g" as a new key formula?
- Thomas Piketty (2016): Economics of Inequality: An Introduction. 144 p

"Adam Smith in Beijing" - How can the development of the past decades in China be explained?
-Giovanni Arrighi (2007): Adam Smith in Beijing: The Genealogy of the 21st Century, last 3 chapters

The New Silk Road - the largest investment strategy in history
- Erebus Wong, Lau Kin Chi, Sit Tsui and Wen Tiejun (January 2017): One Belt, One Road - China's Strategy for a New Global Financial Order. Monthly Review. Vol 68 Issue 08
- Grübler Julia, Stehrer Robert (2017): The Chinese investment offensive "One Belt, One Road" - Economic potential for Austria? Policy Brief No. 33, February 2017

The scrapping of the "Donauuferbahn" in the light of climate and regional policy
- Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (2018): The climate and energy strategy of the Federal Government - # mission2030

The Anthropocene Discourse
- Moore Jason W. (ed) (2016): Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism
- Malm Andreas (2016): Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming. London. Verso. 2016

Is there a middle income trap?
-Arie Y Lewin (2016): China's Innovation Challenge: Overcoming the Middle-Income Trap. Chapters 1, 13, 16

Markets between competition and oligopolization - measurement of market power and competition policy
- Bontrup Heinz-J. (2006): Labor, Capital and the State. Pp. 194-251

How did Google become a world power? Special features of network economies
- Shapiro Carl, Varian Hal R. (1999); Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy, Boston: Harvard Business School Press. Chapter 9
- Keese Christoph (2014): Silicon Valley. In particular pp. 193-227

Reading list

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Association in the course directory

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