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Sommersemester 2017

Es werden folgende Veranstaltungen im Sommersemester 2017 angeboten:

Experimental Methods: BASIC course (English)

Open to Master’s students from the new examination rules. Please notice that research/fast track students, students from the old examination rules, and PhD students cannot attend the Basic course, and have to attend the Advanced one instead. The course will last 14 weeks (1 lecture + 1 exercise per week). Each week, we offer two identical exercises; students have to choose between one of the two available slots. There will be a written exam at the end of the course. (No mid-term exam)

The course will provide an overview of the experimental literature. Advantages and disadvantages of experiments over other methodologies will be discussed together with the most common elicitation procedures. Over the last decades, there has been a steady increase in the use of experimental methods in economics and the social sciences providing important insights into causal relationships. This course will give insights into the different methods and fields of application of experimental economics.

Instructors: Dr. Stefania Bortolotti, Dr. Felix Kölle, Jr.-Prof. Dr Frederik Schwerter

Lecture: Tue 5.45-7.15 pm (Hoersaal XXIV)

Exercises: Thu 2:00-3:45 pm (Hoersaal VI) OR Mon 2:00-3:45 pm (Hoersaal VI). There are no exercises in the first week.

Exam (1st date): July 25th, 2017 at 6:00 pm (Aula 1). Registration is open from 03.02.2017 to 11.07.2017.

Contact person: Dr. Stefania Bortolotti stefania.bortolotti(at)uni-koeln.de (in English)

Experimental Methods: ADVANCED course (English)

Open to research/fast track students, students from the old examination rules, and PhD students. Students from the new examination rules that are not enrolled in the Research/fast track must attend the Basic course. The course consists of a lecture, complemented by an exercise class.

The course discusses the methodology of experimental economics. The course aims at providing all the tools required to run economic experiments. This includes developing an experimental design from a research idea (i.e., treatment variables, monetary and non-monetary incentives, instructions etc.), the implementation of the experiment (i.e., subject pool, recruitment, software, data collection and analysis, etc.) as well as the correct analysis and interpretation of the experimental results. 

Instructors: Dr. Stefania Bortolotti, Dr. Felix Kölle, Jr.-Prof. Dr Frederik Schwerter

Lecture: Wed 12.00-13.30 pm (tbd)

Exercises: Mon 4:00-5:30 pm (Hoersaal V) There are no exercises in the first week.

Exam: presentation + essay. Registration is open from 06.03.2017 to 12.07.2017

Contact person: Jr.-Prof. Dr. Frederik Schwerter: frederik.schwerter(at)uni-koeln.de

Applied Development Economics (English)

The module focuses on key microeconomic issues relating to economic development and poverty reduction and commonly used empirical tools in development microeconomics necessary to conceptualize, analyse and interpret various issues of economic development. The main topics covered are:

• Foundations of development economics

• Measurement of income inequality and poverty

• Formulation of development interventions

• Evaluation of development interventions

• Review of recent development interventions and their impacts

Instructor: Prof. Shyamal Chowdhury (University of Sydney)

KLIPS Nr. 14289.1000.