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Economics (English)

Important information about Economics courses

Please go to the websites http://www2.vwl.uni-mannheim.de/35.1.html (for bachelor's level courses) andhttp://www2.vwl.uni-mannheim.de/3933.0.html(for master's level courses) to obtain updated and detailed information about courses. In case of any questions, you are welcome to contact your coordinator:

for bachelor's level courses: Ms. Christiane Cischinsky (christiane.cischinsky(at)uni-mannheim.de)

for master's level courses: econgrad(at)uni-mannheim.de

 

Bachelor

Behavioral Economics (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Registration procedure:

Please register for this lecture via Portal2 after your arrival in Mannheim. There is no deadline. During the semester, you can register and deregister from any lecture on your own accord. A manual for course registrations can be found in Portal2 > User Manuals > For Students. Please check if you meet the prerequisites! Please note the prerequisites!

Instructor(s):
Wladislaw Mill
Behavioral Public Economics (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
The seminar is already fully booked. A registration is no longer possible.
Instructor(s):
Arthur Ulrich Seibold
Controversial Topics in Economics (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
The seminar is already fully booked. A registration is no longer possible.
Instructor(s):
Econometrics of Antitrust (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Helena Perrone
Economic Policy Evaluation (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Sebastian Siegloch
Emissions Trading in Theory and Practice (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Ulrich Wagner , Andreas Gerster
Energy, Environment and Development (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Registration procedure:
Please register for this lecture via Portal2 after your arrival in Mannheim. There is no deadline. During the semester, you can register and deregister from any lecture on your own accord. A manual for course registrations can be found in Portal2 > User Manuals > For Students. Please check if you meet the prerequisites!
Instructor(s):
Ulrich Wagner , Dana Kassem
Climate Change in Developing Countries: Impact and Adaptation (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
The seminar is already fully booked. A registration is no longer possible.
Instructor(s):
Ulrich Wagner , Dana Kassem
Experimental Methods in Corruption Research (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
3
Registration procedure:
Please register for this lecture via Portal2 after your arrival in Mannheim. There is no deadline. During the semester, you can register and deregister from any lecture on your own accord. A manual for course registrations can be found in Portal2 > User Manuals > For Students. Please check if you meet the prerequisites!
Instructor(s):
Franziska Heinicke , Henrik Orzen
Family Policies: An Economic Perspective (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
The seminar is already fully booked. A registration is no longer possible.
Instructor(s):
Michèle Tertilt
Financial Economics (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
3
Registration procedure:
Please register for this lecture via Portal2 after your arrival in Mannheim. There is no deadline. During the semester, you can register and deregister from any lecture on your own accord. A manual for course registrations can be found in Portal2 > User Manuals > For Students. Please check if you meet the prerequisites!
Instructor(s):
von Ernst-Ludwig Thadden , Andre Stenzel
Game Theory (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
3
Registration procedure:
Please register for this lecture via Portal2 after your arrival in Mannheim. There is no deadline. During the semester, you can register and deregister from any lecture on your own accord. A manual for course registrations can be found in Portal2 > User Manuals > For Students. Please check if you meet the prerequisites!
Instructor(s):
Thomas Tröger , Lily Ling Yang
History of Recent Economics (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Andrej Svorencik
Impact Evaluation (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal2 after your arrival. You can register anytime between February 4 (9:00 a.m.) and February 7, 2019 (11:59 p.m.). The time of your registration is not relevant, as places will be allocated randomly. Further information will be provided during the orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Giulia Montresor , Katharina Richert
Institutions and Economic Development in Historical Perspective (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
The seminar is already fully booked. A registration is no longer possible.
Instructor(s):
Alexander Donges
Topics in Labor Market Policies (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
5
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
Please register for this lecture via Portal2 after your arrival in Mannheim. There is no deadline. During the semester, you can register and deregister from any lecture on your own accord. A manual for course registrations can be found in Portal2 > User Manuals > For Students. Please check if you meet the prerequisites!
Instructor(s):
Han Ye
Makroökonomik A (englisch) (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Registration procedure:
Please register for this lecture via Portal2 after your arrival in Mannheim. There is no deadline. During the semester, you can register and deregister from any lecture on your own accord. A manual for course registrations can be found in Portal2 > User Manuals > For Students. Please check if you meet the prerequisites!
Instructor(s):
Minchul Yum
Markets and the Environment (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Registration procedure:
Please register for this lecture via Portal2 after your arrival in Mannheim. There is no deadline. During the semester, you can register and deregister from any lecture on your own accord. A manual for course registrations can be found in Portal2 > User Manuals > For Students. Please check if you meet the prerequisites!
Instructor(s):
Ulrich Wagner , Dimitri Szerman
Mikroökonomik A (englisch) (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Registration procedure:
Please register for this lecture via Portal2 after your arrival in Mannheim. There is no deadline. During the semester, you can register and deregister from any lecture on your own accord. A manual for course registrations can be found in Portal2 > User Manuals > For Students. Please check if you meet the prerequisites!
Instructor(s):
Martin Peitz , Eleftheria Triviza
Multilateral Bargaining (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Duk Gyoo Kim
Recent Empirical Evidence on the Causes of (Under-)Development (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
The seminar is already fully booked. A registration is no longer possible.
Instructor(s):
Antonio Ciccone
Statistical Learning and Big Data in R (Intensive course, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive course
ECTS:
5
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:

It is mandatory that you register via Portal2 after your arrival. You can register anytime between February 4 (9:00 a.m.) and February 7, 2019 (11:59 p.m.). The time of your registration is not relevant, as places will be allocated randomly. Further information will be provided during the orientation week.

Instructor(s):
Krzysztof Pytka
Statistics and Stata (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Registration procedure:
It is mandatory that you register via Portal2 after your arrival. You can register anytime between February 4 (9:00 a.m.) and February 7, 2019 (11:59 p.m.). The time of your registration is not relevant, as places will be allocated randomly. Further information will be provided during the orientation week.
Instructor(s):
Ingo Steinke , Atika Pasha
The Evolution of Financial Markets (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
3
Registration procedure:
Please register for this lecture via Portal2 after your arrival in Mannheim. There is no deadline. During the semester, you can register and deregister from any lecture on your own accord. A manual for course registrations can be found in Portal2 > User Manuals > For Students. Please check if you meet the prerequisites!
Instructor(s):
Alexander Donges
Time Series Analysis (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Registration procedure:
Please register for this lecture via Portal2 after your arrival in Mannheim. There is no deadline. During the semester, you can register and deregister from any lecture on your own accord. A manual for course registrations can be found in Portal2 > User Manuals > For Students. Please check if you meet the prerequisites!
Instructor(s):
Toni Stocker
Topics in Economics of Education (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Michelle Sovinsky , Cristina Belles-Obrero
Topics in Financial Economics (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
The seminar is already fully booked. A registration is no longer possible.
Instructor(s):
von Ernst-Ludwig Thadden , Andre Stenzel
Topics in International Economics (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
The seminar is already fully booked. A registration is no longer possible.
Instructor(s):
Harald Fadinger
Topics in Political Economy and Public Finance (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
3
Registration procedure:
Please register for this lecture via Portal2 after your arrival in Mannheim. There is no deadline. During the semester, you can register and deregister from any lecture on your own accord. A manual for course registrations can be found in Portal2 > User Manuals > For Students. Please check if you meet the prerequisites!
Instructor(s):
Zohal Hessami
Unemployment and Wages in Europe (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
5
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
Please register for this lecture via Portal2 after your arrival in Mannheim. There is no deadline. During the semester, you can register and deregister from any lecture on your own accord. A manual for course registrations can be found in Portal2 > User Manuals > For Students. Please check if you meet the prerequisites!
Instructor(s):
Michèle Tertilt
Working Women: The Rise in Female Labor Force Participation (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
Please register for this lecture via Portal2 after your arrival in Mannheim. There is no deadline. During the semester, you can register and deregister from any lecture on your own accord. A manual for course registrations can be found in Portal2 > User Manuals > For Students. Please check if you meet the prerequisites!
Instructor(s):
Anne Hannusch

Master

E5014 Microeconometric Methods: Duration, Count Data, and Censored Regression Analysis (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
9.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Instructor(s):
E5020 Topics in Empirical Microeconomics. (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Michelle Sovinsky
E5028 Topics on Monetary Union (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Antoine Camous
E5031 Applied Labour Economics (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
9.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Instructor(s):
Asmus Manuel Zoch , Marc Gillaizeau
E5035 Environmental Economics (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
6
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Literature:
1.Daniel J. Phaneuf and Till Requate. A course in environmental economics. Cambridge University Press.
2.William J. Baumol and Wallace E. Oates, The theory of environmental policy. Cambridge University Press
Instructor(s):
Andreas Gerster , Ulrich Wagner
E5036 Economics of Arts and Culture (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Andrej Svorencik
E5038 Empirical Macroeconomics: Shocks and Propagation (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Matthias Meier
E5046 Empirical Industrial Organization (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
7
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
3
Instructor(s):
Nicolas Schutz
E505 Industrial Organization: Markets and Strategies (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
14.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
6
Instructor(s):
Martin Peitz
E5054 Topics in Environmental and Energy Economics (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Harim Kim
E5059 Public Service Delivery in Developing Countries (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
9.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Instructor(s):
Nicholas Anthony Barton , Clementine Sadania
E506 Seminar on Human Capital Formation (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Friedhelm Pfeiffer
E5062 Applied Microeconomics (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
7.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
3
Instructor(s):
Laura Grigolon
E5063 IO and Development (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Helena Perrone
E5065 Health Economics (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
7.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
3
Instructor(s):
Cristina Belles-Obrero
E5067 Behavioral Economics (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
7.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
3
Instructor(s):
Empirical Methods in Public Economics (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
7.5
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
3
Instructor(s):
Arthur Ulrich Seibold
Power Analysis (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Ingo Steinke
Description:

Module number and title: Power Analysis

Form and usability of the module: Elective module for M.Sc. in Economics

Responsible teacher of the module: Dr. Ingo Steinke

Cycle of offer: Irregular

ECTS credits: 5 ECTS

Teaching method (hours per week): Lecture (2 SWS)

Workload: 150 hours in total; 21 hours in class and 129 hours for independent studies and exam preparation

Course language: English

Prerequisites: Advanced Econometrics I or equivalent

Grading and ECTS credits: Final exam (60 min)

Goals and contents of the module: For the planning of statistical studies it is important to know how to choose the sample size in order to be able to prove a specific effect. Moreover, it is useful to compute the power of a test under certain alternatives in order to know what conclusion can be made even if the null hypothesis is not rejected. In the lecture the power of tests is derived and computed under alternatives in several models, e.g. for simple t-tests and in variance, regression, and meta analysis models. The theory behind the formulas will be discussed. Using Stata the power of the tests is computed and sample size computations are performed.

Expected competences acquired after completion of the module: The students know distributional properties of the normal, t-, chi-square, and F-distribution and know how these distributions are constructed. For specific models the students can derive the formulas for the computation of the power. They can compute the power of tests using Stata and determine the sample size necessary to distinguish a specific effect.

Further information:

Expected number of students in class: 15

Contact Information: Ingo Steinke, Phone. (0621) 181 1940, email: isteinke@rumms.uni-mannheim.de, Office: L7, 3-5, 142, Office hours: Tue und Wed, 17:15-18:15.

E5079 New Approaches to Economic and Public Policy (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
E508 Multiple Time Series Analysis (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
9.5
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Instructor(s):
Carsten Trenkler
E5081 Automation, Globalization, and Inequality (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Econometrics of Networks (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
9.5
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
4
Learning target:

Attendants of the course will develop an understanding for typical behaviour of network data in different real-world situations. Moreover, they will be able to understand how network data differs from other statistical observations and how to analyze it. Lastly, attendants will acquire modelling knowledge for functions on networks and the network itself.

Recommended requirement:
Literature:
  • Eric Kolaczyk, Statistical Analysis of Network Data
  • Mark Newman, Networks – An Introduction
  • Matthew Jackson, Social and Economic Networks
Examination achievement:
Assignments (40%) + Final Exam (60%)
Instructor(s):
Alexander Günther Kreiß
Description:
Many observations occur as networks, e.g., association networks between users of social media platforms. In this course we want to study in which situations this type of data comes up and how it can be treated statistically. We will formulate various empirical quantities which can be used to describe different features of networks. While doing this we look at examples and try to get an idea of how these features are usually exhibited in real-world data examples. Then, we will investigate how networks can be appealingly plotted and how the network can be partitioned in order to reveal a hidden group structure. We will see that sampling of subnetworks poses new problems and how to overcome them in certain situations. In the last part of the course we will study models for random networks as well as prediction of future behaviour of the network itself as well as functions on the network (e.g. the spreading of opinions through a network). Throughout the course, we will try to illustrate concepts and features of networks with examples, both real-world data as well as simulated data (for this part R knowledge will be helpful).
Current Topics in Social Policy and Labor Economics (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Han Ye
E5084 Economic Analysis of Voting: Theory and Practice (Seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Seminar
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Charles Sidois
E5085 Topics in Competition Economics (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Achim Wambach
E530 Topics in Industrial Organization (Intensive seminar, English)
Lecture type:
Intensive seminar
ECTS:
5.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Nicolas Schutz
E557 Public Economics (Lecture w/ Exercise, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
7.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
3
Instructor(s):
Duk Gyoo Kim
E581 International Trade (Lecture, English)
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
7.0
Course suitable for:
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
3
Instructor(s):
Harald Fadinger

Contact Department of Economics

Incomings Bachelor

Dr. Christiane Cischinsky

Dr. Christiane Cischinsky

Mitarbeiterin des Prüfungsausschusses für den Bachelorstudiengang VWL und Auslandsstudienberatung Bachelor VWL
University of Mannheim
Abteilung Volkswirtschaftslehre
L7, 3-5 – Room 4.23
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1761
Fax: +49 621 181-1774
E-mail: christiane.cischinsky(at)uni-mannheim.de
Consultation hour(s):
Tue 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (without previous notice) or on appointment.

Incomings Master

Sebastian Herdtweck

Sebastian Herdtweck

Program Manager M.Sc. Economics and Exchange Coordinator
University of Mannheim
Department of Economics (GESS)
B 6, 30-32 – Room 250
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1763
Fax: +49 621 181-2042
E-mail: econgrad(at)uni-mannheim.de