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290129 SE Seminar in Economics (Macroeconomics) (2021S)

Selected Topics in International Economics

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 served).


max. 24 participants
Language: German



Termin-Update: 25.02.2021!

Fr 05.03.2021, 08:00-09:30 Online Vorbesprechung, Gruppeneinteilung
Fr 21.05.2021, 08:00-13:00 Online Präsentationsblock I
Fr 28.05.2021, 08:00-13:00 Online Präsentationsblock II
Das Seminar wird rein digital abgehalten werden!


Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar will enable students to better understand the most important economic concepts in international economics. The seminar papers and presentations in class will particularly focus on recent developments in international economic policy like trade agreements, trade sanctions, disintegration of the EU, the economic crisis of the EU etc. The seminar consists of papers written by pairs of students (group of 2) and presented in class. The paper and presentation should give a comprehensive overview of the topic, comprising the research question and results as well as (policy) conclusions. The benchmark for the length of the presentation should be 30 minutes, the paper should comprise 10-15 pages. Furthermore, students should participate in the general discussion of the presentations.

Assessment and permitted materials

Disposition, Seminar paper, presentation and participation in the general discussion as well as short scientific review of another paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

A positive grade for the paper and its presentation. 80% of the grade is determined by the paper (incl. disposition and presentation), 20% by the peer-review and the general participation in class discussions.

Examination topics

Reading list

Literatur zu den Seminarthemen wird in der Lehrveranstaltung besprochen und auch elektronisch zur Verfügung gestellt. Darüber hinaus ist es auch Aufgabe der Studierenden, selber nach relevanter Literatur zu suchen.
Als allgemeine Einführung wird Baldwin/Wyplosz, The Economics of the European Integration, 2015, empfohlen.

Association in the course directory

(BA UF GW 07)

Last modified: Th 25.02.2021 11:49