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

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2023
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
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.
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 Prof. Hintermann. 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.
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 (R and Python are also used, but in a distinct minority of the papers). We will support the students during the seminar, but we do not have the capacity to offer a personalized introduction to the different software packages. Please keep this in mind when signing up for the seminar. If you have absolutely no experience with statistical software packages, we suggest that you attend 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/

Knowledge of Stata or R is highly recommended.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung The application for this seminar is done centrally and online until January 9, 2023 with the Studiendekanat. The link to the online application form and more information can be found here: https://wwz.unibas.ch/de/studium/master/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 Wochentag Zeit Raum
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Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 20.02.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Dienstag 21.03.2023 14.15-18.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S13 HG.35
Montag 08.05.2023 08.15-18.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S14 HG.32
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: Seminararbeiten (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2021))
Modul: Vorbereitung Masterarbeit Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
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