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Lehrveranstaltungen Wintersemester 2022/23

Einführung in die Volkswirtschaftslehre (Vorlesung, Bachelor)
Prof. Dr. Günther Schulze
Sprache: Deutsch

Inhalt


Die Veranstaltung behandelt grundlegende und aktuelle volkswirtschaftliche Fragestellungen der Volkswirtschaftstheorie, Wirtschaftspolitik und Finanzwissenschaft. Studierende sollen ein Verständnis für ökonomische Grundprobleme in privaten Haushalten, auf Märkten und im Staatswesen erwerben.

 

 Anforderungen


Keine spezifischen Voraussetzungen.

 

Ort und Zeit


 

Prüfungsmodalitäten

Klausur: 4 ECTS, 60 Minuten
Studienbereich: B.Sc. VWL:        Pflichtmodul Volkswirtschaftslehre (Hauptfach und Nebenfach)
 

 

 

The Political Economics of Information and Media - Reading course & tutorial (Master, 2nd year)
Prof. Dr. Günther Schulze
Sprache: Englisch

Content


The reading course focuses on the role of information and the media for the behavior of individuals in the marketplace, in the polity, and in bureaucratic hierarchies. Students are familiarized with the empirical approaches that analyze the relationship between the individual behavior and media presence or the availability of information.

In a tutorial, complementary material is presented and discussed.

 

 Requirements


A good command of econometrics and solid knowledge of micro- and macroeconomics are required since most papers are empirical.

 

 

Time and Location:


Reading Course: Wednesday, 10.15 – 11.45 a.m., room 02-012
Tutorial:

Thursday, 10.15 – 11.45 a.m., room 02-012

The tutorial will not start in the first week of the semester. The starting date will be announced in the lecture.

 

 

Examination Modalities:


Credit points:

4 or 6

It is possible to take this course as a topics course. 
Area of study:

M.Sc. Economics:

Economics & Politics
Information Systems & Network Economics

M.Sc. VWL:

 

Constitutional Economics and Competition Policy
Empirical Economics

International and Development Economics

M.Ed. Wiwi:

Theorie und Empirie (4 ECTS)

Examination:

4 ECTS:   Exam

6 ECTS:   Extended exam (also covering material of the tutorial)

6 ECTS Topics Course: Extended exam plus presentation in the tutorial.

 

Introduction to Empirical Economics Using Stata - Master (2nd year)
Dr. Nikita Zakharov
Sprache: Englisch

Content


Today, quantitative analysis is the primary tool of economists. The course will introduce you to the statistical software – Stata – widely used in empirical research. Participants will master data collection, building datasets, data diagnostics, regression analysis, and production of tabulated and graphical output. The course's ultimate goal is to provide the students with the knowledge and programming skills sufficient to undertake empirical research on their own (e.g., for writing their master thesis). 

The lecture part will introduce primary commands with practical examples. The tutorial part will focus on the coding exercises employing datasets from the existing empirical papers on the political economy and development economics. Both parts of the course require diligent attendance and will be followed by the exam. 

 

 Requirements


The course is restricted to 16 participants. The main requirement is a good knowledge of econometrics. If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail to nikita.zakharov@vwl.uni-freiburg.de. Please attach your transcript or records so that we can see which econometrics courses you have taken so far. The deadline for application is Friday, October 14, a later enrolment is possible as long as places are available.

You do not need a STATA-license to participate as you will have access to STATA through the university.

 

 

Time and Location:


Lecture:

Tuesday, 02.00 – 03.30 p.m., PC-Pool 3

Tutorial:

Tuesday, 04.00 – 05.30 p.m., PC-Pool 3


 

Examination Modalities:


Credit points:

6

Area of study:

M.Sc. Economics:

Economics & Politics

M.Sc. VWL:

 

International and Development Economics
Empirical Economics

Examination:

Exam

Water & development - Seminar (Master, 2nd year)
Prof. Dr. Günther Schulze
Sprache: Englisch

Content


Inefficient management, bad governance, and conflict over water resources severely deteriorate economic development worldwide. In the seminar, we will discuss how good governance and management can enhance access to water resources and how access to improved water sources fosters microeconomic and macroeconomic development.

The seminar analyzes high-quality economic articles with a focus on their econometric approaches. Topics covered include: Which effect does policy making have on water quality? Does access to improved water sources have an impact on health outcomes? Does access to improved water sources increase economic growth? What are favorable institutional setups for providing improved water and good sanitation to a large number of people?

 

 Requirements


As the literature is mostly empirical, the seminar requires prior knowledge of econometrics to the extent taught in intermediate econometrics.

The seminar is held in presence, unless developments of the pandemic require us to change to an online format. Please note this possibility and account for a sufficiently stable internet connection.

The seminar is restricted to 12 participants. If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail at your earliest convenience to Judith Müller at judith.mueller[at]vwl.uni-freiburg.de, but no later than October 10th, 5.00 p.m., attaching your transcript of records. After the deadline slots will only be allocated if slots are still available.

 

 

Time and Location:


First meeting:

Thursday, October 20th, 2022, 3 p.m., room t.b.a.

Progress report meeting:

Thursday, December 1st, 2022, 3 p.m., room t.b.a.

Seminar:

Friday - Sunday, January 27th-29th, 2023, room t.b.a.


 

Examination Modalities:


Credit points:

4 or 6

Area of study:

M.Sc. Economics:

Economics & Politics

M.Sc. VWL:

Empirical Economics

International and Development Economics

M.Ed. Wiwi:

Theorie und Empirie (only 4 ECTS)

Examination:

4 ECTS:   Presentation and Seminar Paper

6 ECTS:   Presentation, Seminar Paper and a brief discussion of the seminar paper of one of your fellow students.

Attendance at all meetings and active participation are required.

Die Ökonomische Analyse der Diskriminierung - Seminar (Bachelor, 3. Jahr)
Prof. Dr. Günther Schulze
Sprache: Deutsch

Inhalt


Menschen wurden und werden aufgrund ihres Geschlechtes, ihrer Hautfarbe, ihrer sexuellen Orientierung, ihres Aussehens, ihrer ethnischen Zugehörigkeit und anderen Gründen in vielen Kontexten diskriminiert. Das Seminar soll aufzeigen, wie Ökonomen Diskriminierung analysieren. Zum einen soll untersucht werden, was die Wohlfahrtsimplikationen von Diskriminierung sind, zum anderen soll gezeigt werden, wie sich Diskrimi-nierung empirisch identifizieren lässt. Anwendungsfelder sind etwa der Arbeitsmarkt, die Rechtsprechung, die politische Selektion; Beispiele umfassen Diskriminierung von Frauen, von Schwarzen, von Schö-nen/Häßlichen u.v.m.

 

 Voraussetzungen


Da wir verschiedene theoretische und empirische Artikel behandeln werden sind mikroökonomische Kennt-nisse und Grundkenntnisse in empirischen Methoden nötig. Das Seminar wird für das dritte Jahr des Ba-chelor Studiums empfohlen. Unterrichtssprache ist Deutsch. Da die Kernliteratur in englischer Sprache ver-fasst ist, setzen wir auch gute Englischkenntnisse voraus.
Das Seminar ist begrenzt auf 10 Studierende. Bei Interesse schicken Sie bitte bis 10. Oktober eine E-Mail mit einer Leistungsübersicht an unsere Sekretärin Judith Müller (judith.mueller[at]vwl.uni-freiburg.de). Später eingehende Bewerbungen werden berücksichtigt, falls noch Plätze frei sind.

 

Zeit und Ort


Vorbesprechung:

19. Oktober 2022, 15 Uhr Raum t.b.a.

Progress report meeting:

16. November 2022, 15 Uhr, Raum t.b.a.

Seminar:

Freitag bis Sonntag, 16.-18. Dezember 2022, Raum t.b.a.

 

Prüfungsmodalitäten

Kreditpunkte:

4

Studienfach:

B.Sc. VWL

Bereich: Volkswirtschaftspolitik

 

Prüfung

Seminararbeit und Präsentation

 

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