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41627-01 - Kolloquium: Topics in Macroeconomics 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Sarah Lein (sarah.lein@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt The first part of the colloquium takes place at the beginning of the semester with an introductory lecture. This lecture outlines this year's topics, selected from the most current areas of macroeconomic research that have direct economic policy relevance. Topics include, but are not limited to, recent research regarding causes and consequences of the low interest rate environment, low inflation, monetary policy challenges, international business cycle comovement, global value chains, effects of the COVID pandemic, the role of superstar firms, and more.

In the second part of the Colloquium students present a critical review of selected papers that currently shape the academic research frontier in macroeconomics. Each participant receives one article, which should be summarized and evaluated in a short paper (7-10 pages max). The paper has to be handed in one week before the presentation. Each paper receives a 45 min slot, which starts with a 20-25 minute presentation of the paper, followed by a 5-10 minute discussion by another student and a 15 minute general discussion.
Lernziele This course is research oriented. It gives students an insight into the state of the art of the most current research in macroeconomics. It highlights the implications of this research, but also gives students the opportunity to train their critical thinking and to digest the research being discussed.
Literatur Reading list in syllabus.
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Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Registration: Please enrol in MOnA. EUCOR-Students and students of other Swiss Universities have to enrol at the students administration office (studseksupport1@unibas.ch) within the official enrolment period. Enrolment = Registration for the exam!
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall unregelmässig
Datum 28.09.2021 – 23.11.2021
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben

The course is planned as a mix of in-class course and on-demand lectures. If necessary, the on-site classes will be in hybrid form, i.e. with a simultaneous livestream or as an online presence course.

Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 28.09.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S14 HG.32
Dienstag 16.11.2021 08.15-18.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S14 HG.32
Dienstag 23.11.2021 08.15-18.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S14 HG.32
Module Kernmodul: Core Areas in Monetary Economics (Masterstudium: International and Monetary Economics)
Modul: Core Courses in Monetary Economics and Financial Markets (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Field Electives in Economics and Public Policy (Masterstudium: Economics and Public Policy)
Modul: Specific Electives in Business and Economics (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Specific Electives in Monetary Economics and Financial Markets (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Vertiefungsmodul: Monetary Economics and Financial Markets (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2021))
Leistungsüberprüfung Leistungsnachweis
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Final grade: Presentation (40%), Discussion (10%), participation in general discussion (20%), seminar paper (30%).
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
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