290144 SE Seminar in Economics (Macroeconomics) (2017W)
Current Debates in Applied Economics
- Registration is open from Sa 02.09.2017 07:00 to Mo 25.09.2017 07:00
- Deregistration possible until Mo 16.10.2017 07:00
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
• Elaboration of the topical question
• Historical background of the question
• Methods of Operationalization
• Evidence and opposites, discourses
• SummaryThe work is to be composed and presented by two participants. The joint presentation shall last about 40 minutes.
The work is to be delivered one week before the presentation
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Content (25%), the comprehensibility of the lecture (10%), short summary (15%), the scientific method (10%) and the ability to discuss (5%) are evaluated.
Also, each has to make once a prepared discussion contribution (about 5 min) and 2 further ad hoc discussions (15%)At the end of the semester, a final exam in written form(about 45 minutes) will finalize the evaluation (20%), all the resumes of the papers will be tested
- Stevens, P. (2003). Resource impact: curse or blessing? A literature survey. Journal of Energy Literature. 9 (1): 3-422. GDP or what - are there alternatives measurement of to wealth and progress?
- Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi (2009): Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress3. Markets between competition and oligopolization - market power measurement and competition policy
- Bontrup Heinz-J. (2006): Work, Capital and the State. P. 194-2514. How Google became a world power? Peculiarities 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. 193-2275. Can tax cuts finance themselves? Is the Laffer curve correct?
- Udo H. Raab (1995): Public transaction costs and efficiency of the government revenue system. S.199-2406. The Kuznets Curve and Environmental Kuznets Curve. Relation of environmental pollution and prosperity / development - empirics and criticism
- Borghesi Simone (1999): The Environmental Kuznets Curve: a Survey of the Literature. European University Institute
- David Stern: The Rise and Fall of the Environmental Kuznets Curve. World Development. Volume 32, Issue 8, August 2007. Is there a "Middle Income Trap"?
- Arie Y Lewin (2016): China's Innovation Challenge: Overcoming the Middle-Income Trap. Chapters 1, 13, 168. "Adam Smith in Beijing" - How can we explain the development of the last decades in China?
- Giovanni Arrighi (2007): Adam Smith in Beijing: The Genealogy of the 21st Century, last 3 chapters9. Global convergence, but divergence at country level? - How does the global income distribution develop?
- Branko Milanovic (2016) The unequal world - migration, the one percent and the future of the middle class. Chapter 3-510. Piketty! "R> g" as a new key formula?
- Thomas Piketty (2016): Economics of inequality: an introduction. 144 p11. Schumpeter: Innovation and Creative Destruction (Disruption)
- Joseph A. Schumpeter: Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy. Ch. VII, VIII, XII12. Advertising - necessary for information and competition, or a consequence of oligopolisation
- Naomi Klein (2000): No Logo - the fight of global players for market power, a game with many losers and few winners. Chapters 1, 7, 8, 1813. Reindustrialization of the US and Europe?
- Aiginger K. (2013): The "Greening" of Industrial Policy, Headwinds and a Possible Symbiosis. WIFO Working Papers, No. 450.
- Peneder M. (2014): Warum die Neue Industriepolitik die Deindustrialisierung beschleunigen wird. FIW-Policy Brief Nr. 23