Seminar Public Economics 1/2

Seminar Public Economics 1/2

(Economics of Social Policy), Master, 5 ECTS

Lehrveranstaltung: Seminar

Ansprechpartner: Prof. Rincke, Prof. Matthias Wrede, Prof. Büttner

Turnus: Winter-/Sommersemester – bitte beachten Sie, dass die Anmeldung jeweils im Semester vorher stattfindet!

Inhalt: Aktuelle Themen der Finanzwissenschaft und Wirtschaftspolitik

Sprache: Englisch

Weitere Informationen:  Course Description WiSe 19/20


Seminar Public Economics 2, Winter Term 2019/20:

During the seminar, participants will discuss a broad range of topics. A first set of topics address questions related to spatial and public economics (Prof. Wrede). A second set relates to  public economics and behavioural economics (Prof. Rincke). Finally, the seminar also deals with public economics (Prof. Büttner). The list of topics below provides more details, including references and brief comments on the research questions covered in the respective literature.

The seminar has two consecutive parts:

In the first part, students write a thesis (15 pages) under the guidance of their advisor. In an introductory session, students learn about the principles of scientific work and the scope of analysis that is expected. The thesis elaborates on the literature (see the list of topics for the main article(s) to be covered). Students are expected to search for additional literature and then work independently on their topic. Advisors provide close guidance during this process.

The second part consists of a two-day seminar (Janurary 9/10, 2020) of students’ presentations. Before preparing their presentations, supervisors will provide students with detailed feedback on their thesis. Each presenter has 25 minutes for her/his presentation, followed by 25 minutes of discussion.

To apply to participate in the seminar, please submit the registration form (see webpage of Prof. Rincke’s chair) to by July 29, 2019. Please note that the maximum number of participants is 10 students.

The deadline for submitting the seminar thesis is December 10, 2019.  

For more organisational details, thesis topics, and grading, please refer to the Course Description WiSe 19/20.





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