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Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften


Module:  11
Lecturer: Prof.Dr. Galina Zudenkova
Tobias Büscher
Documents: Moodle Link
Scope / Credits: 4 SWS / 5 Credits + 2 Credits (Academic writing)
Course type: Seminar
Language: English (Both seminar and academic writing)
Date and place: Fridays 10:00 - 12:00 (seminar) / Mathematik M127
Fridays 12:00 - 14:00 (academic writing) / Mathematik M127
Beginning: October 20th, 2023
Exam: Term paper and presentation
Application: Online

Contents overview

Goals and Contents

We discuss the role that political actors (voters, candidates, legislatures, interest groups, political parties, and media) play in policy determination. This topic is attracting increasing attention from economists. We will analyze the recent theoretical, empirical and experimental work on the topic.

Expected Competences acquired after completion of the module

Graduates will be able to formulate and defend their position and approach to problem solving; they will be able to exchange information, ideas, and solutions on the topic. 

Requirements for the assignment of Credits and Grades

Students are responsible for one presentation. Students will also have to write a report (5-6 pages) evaluating the paper they have presented and suggesting extensions as well as further applications. Grades will be based on the seminar presentations and the report: Seminar presentation (50% of the grade) + report (50% of the grade).