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290170 SE Seminar in Economics (Macroeconomics): 'macroeconomics: theory and politics' (2020W)

für Geographinnen und Geographen: 'Makroökonomie: Theorie und Politik'

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. 20 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

due to the present CoVid 19 situation all meetings will be held online via moodle (big blue button)unless the situation improves dramatically

Tuesday 06.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 13.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 20.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 27.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 03.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 10.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 17.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 24.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 01.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 15.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 12.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 19.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Tuesday 26.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The problems discussed in this seminar refer to questions regarding the explanatory power and performance of economic theories. In order to discuss these issues different micro- and macroeconomic theories will be considered.

Assessment and permitted materials

Teaching consists in one unbroken 90-minute lecture. Students are required to present one substantial talk (40 min) on the basis of selected texts; also, students have the possibility to prepare for each meeting on the basis of answers to questions distributed in advance for every meeting; It is expected that students contribute in a lively manner to discussions at all classes.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Rewards and Requirements
Students are required to present one substantial talk (40 min) and write a seminar paper of about 20 pages on problems discussed in the talk. Talks and seminar papers will evaluated on the basis regarding the completeness, precision and clarity with respect to the arguments discussed.

Examination topics

problems discussed in the seminar

Reading list

to be announced

Association in the course directory

(MA UF GW 03)

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:23