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290170 SE Seminar in Economics (Macroeconomics) (2018W)

Growth and Business Cycle Theory

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

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 02.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 09.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 16.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 23.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 30.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 06.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 13.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 20.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 27.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 04.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 11.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 08.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 15.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 22.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 29.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims and Content of the Course:
The aim of this seminar is to introduce students to the problems and solutions discussed in business cycle theory. Diligent and interested students will obtain a critical introduction to the problems and solutions discussed in business cycle theory as well as to its explanatory power and development. Different explanations regarding observable periods of economic growth as well as of recessions and depressions will be discussed and students will learn to critically evaluate the historical background as well as the different positions and criticism developed in those debates. Examples here are: different explanations regarding the Great Depression of the 1930ies but also of recessions of more recent origin such as the Japanese deflation in the outgoing 20th and beginning 21st century, and the economic crises after 2008.
Method:
Teaching consists in one unbroken 90-minute seminar. The language of instruction is German. Students have the possibility to prepare for each meeting on the basis of texts and questions distributed in advance. Students are required to present a substantial talk (ca 40 min) at one particular meeting on problems to be discussed in the seminar and to write a substantial seminar paper (ca 20 pages) on the basis of that talk. Students are required to contribute in a lively manner to discussions at all classes.

Assessment and permitted materials

Teaching consists in one unbroken 90-minute seminar. The language of instruction is German. Students have the possibility to prepare for each meeting on the basis of texts and questions distributed in advance.Students’ efforts will be evaluated on the basis of presentations, (40 min), seminar papers (20 pages) and contributions to discussions.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Rewards and Requirements:
In order to conclude this seminar successfully students have to present one substantial talk (40 min) and write one substantial seminar paper on the basis of the problems discussed in the presentation. Talks and seminar papers are evaluated according to the clarity, precision, logical structure and completeness regarding the problems discussed.

Examination topics

Problemsand solutions discussed in the talks presented in the seminar and in the seminar papers.

Reading list

Todd A, Knoop, Recessions and Depressions, Praeger, Oxford, England, 2nd ed., 2010
B. Felderer, S. Homburg, Makroökonomik und Neue Makroökonomik, 9Aflg., Berlin, Springer, 2005

Association in the course directory

(MA UF GW 03)

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