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33685-01 - Vorlesung: Experimental Macroeconomics 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Gabriele Camera (gabriele.camera@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Content: This course is intended for graduate students interested in macroeconomics, monetary economics and, more generally, models of decentralized strategic interaction.

The lectures are divided into two segments: Theory and Experiments. The theory part will develop a theoretical platform for monetary models and decentralized trading models. This part will focus on models of strategic interaction and Nash equilibrium; these models have been adopted to study a variety of topics including labor, IO, money and finance. This overlap opens the door to exploring related applications, such as cooperation, collusion, trust, equilibrium selection, coordination. The experimental part will focus on discussing laboratory explorations of these class of models.

Technically, we will apply dynamic programming techniques and techniques from the theory of repeated games to study equilibrium outcomes in environments characterized by informational asymmetries, lack of commitment and/or formal enforcement institutions. The center of attention will be a class of models known as matching models. The course will provide the students with the necessary tools, technical and conceptual, to understand this area of research. We will especially consider the following issues:
1. Supporting intertemporal trade when enforcement and punishment institutions are lacking
2. Endogenous emergence of monetary systems.
3. The design of experimental monetary economies.

Lernziele The main goals are: (1) To review basic techniques used in theoretical modeling of money and decentralized trading models; (2) To study how those models have been brought to the lab, (3) To understand the insights emerging from recent experimental applications.

At the end of the course students will possess an expanded set of tools, which will be helpful to read critically the literature and to engage independent research. The student will be able to critically assess (i) how the main theoretical insights in macro/money can be tested in the laboratory and (ii) how new behavioral insights can be gathered from laboratory data.
Literatur tba
Bemerkungen All students who enrolled on time will receive an email with more information (link for the online meetings, course material, etc.)

Lecture: Lectures will cover both theory as well as experiments
Individual work: You will submit an individual paper that proposes an extension or an application of the paper surveyed in your presentation
Presentations: will take place "in class", at the end of the coursework
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Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung To register for the course, including the exam, please fill out the registration form, which you can find under the following link: https://adam.unibas.ch/goto.php?target=crs_1089747_rcodeX6MzRe3pjZ&client_id=adam
Registration is possible from January 1 to February 25, 2021, 8 p.m. at the latest. Please note that you are re-registered for FS21 and that the tuition fees are paid at the time of registration. Your enrollment in MOnA will then be automatically registered after the official enrollment deadline.
A cancellation is possible until March 5, 2021 at the latest by email to Studiendekanat-wwz-at-unibas.ch.

Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien Online-Veranstaltung

 

Intervall unregelmässig
Datum 02.03.2021 – 30.03.2021
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben

The course will be taught online at the dates you can see below.

Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 02.03.2021 16.15-19.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Donnerstag 04.03.2021 16.15-19.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 09.03.2021 16.15-19.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Donnerstag 11.03.2021 16.15-19.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 16.03.2021 16.15-19.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Dienstag 30.03.2021 16.15-20.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Module Kernmodul: Core Areas in Monetary Economics (Masterstudium: International and Monetary Economics)
Vertiefungsmodul: Monetary Economics and Financial Markets (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Leistungsüberprüfung Semesterendprüfung
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Grading:

Your grade will be based on: (1) a class presentation of one paper to be done in pairs of students and (2) an individual paper that proposes an extension or an application of the paper surveyed. All presentations are in English and must be done in teams of two persons. Each team will have 30 minutes (depending on the class size). Please submit your presentation slides before the presentation. You will be graded both on the clarity and the content of the presentation. I will assign papers to each of you. There is no required text so you will have to take notes about what we will cover in class (I will also give you typed notes).

An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An- und Abmelden: Dozierende
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

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