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290124 SE Seminar in Economics (Macroeconomics) (2019S)

Current topics in economic policy

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

Details

max. 24 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 14.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 21.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 28.03. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 04.04. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 11.04. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 02.05. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 09.05. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 16.05. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 23.05. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 06.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 13.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Thursday 27.06. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course is to acquire skills in reading economic texts, in arranging presentations, developing questions about current economic policy issues. Special emphasize will be put on formulating self-contained, clear, and understandable economic policy problems and possible recommendations. The course will stimulate your readiness to discuss these issues. The topics will cover a blend of current economic policy issues oriented along the schedule for secondary education at Austrian Gymnasium/BHS, which have been discussed recently in economic journals. During the course we will develop skills for problem analysis and appropriate economic policy advice.

Assessment and permitted materials

Seminar paper (topics, short and long version) and presentation in class. Elaborating questions and answers for each topic.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Absence of at most two units. Hand over of short version and the presentation sheets one week before your presentation. Hand over of long version before the end of the semester. Ongoing development of questions to the topics presented and elaborating one answer related to your own presentation. The quality of the written paper contributes 40%, the presentation in class 40%, the questions 10%, and the answers 10% to your grade.

Examination topics

Lehrbuch und die für Referate ausgewählten Publikationen aus Fachzeitschriften

Reading list

Kronberger, R., Österreichische Wirtschaftspolitik – Eine anwendungsorientierte Einführung, Facultas, Wien, 2017.
Diverse Publikationen in wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften.

Association in the course directory

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

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