Seminar in Applied Economics
Exam number: 6075, 6090
Semester: from 4th semester (Schwerpunktbildung)
Duration of the module: One semester
Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective
Frequency of module offer: at least every 4th semester
Prerequisites: For details regarding the concrete and binding registration for a specific seminar topic see announcements on Moodle and website. Grundlagenausbildung should be completed.
Applicability of module for other study programmes:
Obligatory or elective in other study programmes. For further information check regulations of the study programme.
Person responsible for module: Prof. Ingo Geishecker, PhD
Name of the professor: Prof. Ingo Geishecker, PhD
Language of teaching: English
ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6
Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Contact time (lecture, tutorials, seminar etc.) 30 h; self-study: 150 h
Contact hours (per week in semester): 2
Methods and duration of examination:
Seminar paper, presentation and discussion
Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Please check regulations of the study programme
Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
- Knowledge of basic models of international economics and their extensions
- Knowledge of recent literature on globalisation, employment and wages
- academic writing
- academic debate
Contents of the module:
The courses introduces students to the current academic debate on globalisation. A focus lies on the connection between free trade, technological change and labour markets. Furthermore, the course offers a primer in academic writing.
Teaching and learning methods:
Lectures in academic writing, development of scientifc question, literature search and citation rules + block seminar
Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
A list of topics and corresponding reading lists of journal articles will be published at the beginning of the semester.
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.