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47275-01 - Seminar: Empirical Research in Public Economics 6 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2024
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Beat Hintermann (b.hintermann@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt In this master seminar, students familiarize themselves with a paper in the field of public or environmental economics published in a top journal 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.
Students' task consists in replicating and extending the assigned paper. The extension can focus on a subsample, include different explanatory variables, employ an alternative methodology and/or use additional data. The goal of the extension is to investigate the robustness of the original work and to provide additional insights. A list of articles will be proposed.
Since the focus of this seminar is empirical and involves the application of existing code associated with the chosen paper, previous knowledge of statistical software packages will be helpful. Most of the papers listed in the seminar are written in Stata. A minority of papers may use R. The students will be supported in their task during the seminar, but we do not have the capacity to offer a personalized introduction to the different software packages. For students that have no experience with statistical software packages, we suggest attending an introductory course at the beginning of the semester.
Lernziele See content.
Literatur See syllabus
Bemerkungen The seminar will take place in-class.
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Teilnahmebedingungen Completed Bachelor in Business and Economics.
The further prerequisites are
- 12036 Econometrics must be passed successfully

More about the general prerequisites and the allocation process can be found here: https://wwz.unibas.ch/de/studium/master/masterseminare/

Experience with Stata or R is highly recommended.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung The application for this seminar is done centrally and online from May 13 to June 10, 2024 with the Studiendekanat.
The link to the online application form and more information can be found here:https://wwz.unibas.ch/en/studies/master/masters-seminar/
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. In addition, the priority of the wishes for future seminar applications is lost.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall Wochentag Zeit Raum
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Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 19.09.2024 16.15-18.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S14 HG.32
Dienstag 15.10.2024 14.15-18.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S14 HG.32
Donnerstag 21.11.2024 08.15-14.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S13 HG.35
Montag 25.11.2024 14.15-18.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S13 HG.35
Mittwoch 27.11.2024 08.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S13 HG.35
Module Modul: Preparation Master's Thesis in Economics and Public Policy (Masterstudium: Economics and Public Policy)
Modul: Research Design in Business and Economics (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Research Design in International Business, Trade and the Environment (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Vorbereitung Masterarbeit Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Leistungsüberprüfung Seminarleistung
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung The grade is a weighted average of the research plan (10%), presentation of the preliminary seminar paper (20%), participation and discussion (20%) and the paper itself (50%).
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