Lectures and Exercises
Empirical Economic Policy
Economic Policy of the European Union
Economic Policy and Public Economics
In the following, you will find brief information about the courses offered at the Department of International Economic Policy. For more information, please refer to the module handbook on the website of the examination office.
Empirical Economic Policy (4 SWS)
(International Economic Policy III)
The course alternates between econometric methods (in particular time series analysis) and the economic policy issues, such as the effects of money and fiscal policy, sustainability of debt ratios and long-term effects of education policy. An important component of the course is a tutorial in the computer lab that focuses on working with data, statistical application programs (EViews, Stata), and the application of methods and concepts discussed in lecture. The introductory class in statistics is the basis for successful participation in the course. Advanced knowledge of econometrics is not required.
International Finance (4 SWS)
(International Economic Policy II)
The lecture will analyze current topics in open macroeconomics, in particular the effects of exchange rate fluctuations, financial market liberalization and financial crises. In a parallel tutorial, partly taking place in the computer lab, data sets will be analyzed with statistical application programs and the theories discussed in the lecture will be reviewed.
International Trade (2 SWS)
(International Economic Policy I)
In this course, we are going to analyze the effects of international trade on national economies based on different trade theories. Additionally, we will study the welfare effects of tariffs and factor endowments on trade and growth with the special focus on strategic trade policy. The current implementation of different trade policies is also the subject of the lecture. This course will be taught in English.
Economic Policy of the European Union (2 SWS)
(International Economic Policy IV)
The lecture deals with current economic policy issues of the European Union. For instance, economic policy reports such as those of the German Council of Economic Experts, the World Economic Outlook, and the annual report of the EEAG (European Economic Advisory Group) are examined. These reports are discussed in the context of the theoretical and empirical academic literature in economics.
Two different types of seminars are offered on a regular basis:
- Topic-oriented literature seminars
- WIWI-16005 Advanced Seminar in International Economic Policy - Master
- Empirical Project Seminars
- WIWI-02100 Project Seminar Applied Economics - Bachelor
- WIWI-02200 Project Seminar Economics - Master
The topics and dates of the seminars will be announced in Stud-IP in due time.