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47275-01 - Seminar: Public Economics 6 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Beat Hintermann (b.hintermann@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt In this master seminar, students familiarize themselves with a published paper in the field of public economics and gain practical experience with data management and analysis. The skills acquired will be useful in the context of writing the master thesis, as well as in students’ subsequent careers.

The task is to replicate and extend the assigned paper. Articles will be suggested, but students are free to propose their own paper that they wish to replicate, subject to approval by B. Hintermann. Since the focus of this seminar is empirical, previous knowledge of statistical software packages (such as Stata or R) will be helpful. The extension can focus on a subsample, include additional explanatory variables, employ an alternative methodology or use additional data. The extension should provide additional intuition, and/or investigate the robustness of the results in the original paper.

As an alternative, students can also write a “traditional” seminar paper where they choose from a list of offered topics (see below) or propose their own. We consider this a backup solution for students who feel overwhelmed or otherwise uncomfortable by the task of replicating a published paper, but who nevertheless want to write a seminar paper in public economics.
Lernziele See content.
Literatur See syllabus
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Teilnahmebedingungen Completed Bachelor in Business and Economics.
The further prerequisites are
- 12036 Econometrics must be passed successfully and
- 46933 Advanced Public Economics: Expenditure and Taxation (or an equivalent course of another University), which can be taken simultaneously in spring term 2020.
More about the general prerequisites and the allocation process can be found here: https://wwz.unibas.ch/de/studium/master-business-and-economics/masterseminare/

Knowledge of Stata, or R is recommended.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung The application for this seminar is done centrally and online until January 6, 2020 with the Studiendekanat. The link to the online application form and more information can be found here: https://wwz.unibas.ch/de/studium/master-business-and-economics/masterseminare/
The registration is binding. In case of non-participation after registration it will be noted as "nicht erschienen" in the transcript. For a break up after recieving a subject and title, there will be a "1.0" recorded.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall unregelmässig
Datum 17.02.2020 – 13.05.2020
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 17.02.2020 14.15-16.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S16 HG.39
Mittwoch 18.03.2020 08.15-14.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, online
Donnerstag 19.03.2020 14.15-18.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, online
Dienstag 12.05.2020 14.15-18.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, online
Mittwoch 13.05.2020 08.15-16.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, online
Module Modul: Seminararbeiten (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Leistungsüberprüfung Seminarleistung
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An- und Abmelden: Fakultät
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ, studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ