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Wissenschaft Live - Berlin Applied Microeconomics Seminar (R-Module)

Exam number: 6848

Semester: from 1st semester

Duration of the module: One semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective etc.): Elective

Frequency of module offer: Each semester

Prerequisites: Students should have a sound background in quantitative research methods.

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. Dr. Felix Weinhardt

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Felix Weinhardt,

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:
Besides attending this (online) seminar, participants of "Wissenschaft live - BAMS" are required to attend sessions in preparation of the BAMS seminar. Moreover, students need to complete (hypothetical) "referee reports" for at least two of the presented projects to pass this seminar. The format of the "referee" report will be explained in detail in the preparatory time before the seminars.

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):
The goal of this seminar is to offer students guided participation and insights into the production and presentation of real-life and on-going research. At the heart of this seminar is the participation in the Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS) seminar, which is a weekly seminar, jointly organized by DIW Berlin, Hertie School, HU Berlin, FU Berlin, TU Berlin, WZB, ESMT Berlin, European University Viadrina, the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) and the SFB TRR 190. BAMS is also one of the many activities within the Berlin School of Economics. In the BAMS seminar series selected national and international speakers are invited to present and discuss their on-going research to applied and policy-related topics.

Contents of the module:
More details about this seminar series as well as upcoming speakers are available here:

Teaching and learning methods:
Seminar, self-studies

Special features (e.g. percentage of online-work, practice, guest speaker, etc.):
Lectures and material will be delivered online, mostly via moodle and video clips, with on-site seminar sessions in the computer lab, if possible. Students are expected to work on take-home exercises throughout, and to present and discuss their results in the (online-) seminars.

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):

Further information:
Registration in Moodle Viadrina required.