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Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften


Module: Öffentliche Finanzen IV
Lecturer: Dr. Patrick Hufschmidt
Documents: Moodle Link
Scope / Credits: 4 SWS / 7,5 Credits
Course type: Seminar
Language: English
Date and place: 12:15 - 15:45, Thursday / SRG 2.028
Beginning: October 12th, 2023
Exam: Term paper and presentation
Application: Online

Contents overview

Goals and Contents

We will cover questions related to behavioural law and economics. The topics include endowment effect and Coase theorem, bargaining and property rights regimes, deterrence and emotions, enforcement and norms, consumer protection, litigation and breach remedies. We will analyse recent theoretical, empirical and experimental work on these topics.

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).