This is Robert's teaching page. It should contain course descriptions for all lecture courses, some links to older material, and announcements that serve as a means of communicating short-run changes to course participants.

On teaching days, office hours are on Tuesdays, 11:45-12:45.

[Due to a clash of commitments,
office hours on November 14 are 10:30-11:30 only, for all agenda.]

 

 [Latest update 11/11/2017]


Courses in the winter semester 2017

 

 

040131 Introductory Econometrics

 

UK (4 hours per week, 8 ECTS)

 

Language of instruction: English

 

Time and location:

Monday, 16:45-18:15, Hörsaal 6, Oskar Morgenstern Platz

Wednesday, 18:30-20:00, Hörsaal 6, Oskar Morgenstern Platz

 

Starts: October 2, 2017

 

Course description: The course provides an introduction to the most common statistical methods that are used in empirical economics. This includes linear regression (ordinary least squares, generalized least squares, instrumental variables) in static and dynamic equations and the corresponding hypothesis tests (restriction tests as well as diagnostic tests). The basic literature used for the course is Jeffrey M. Wooldridge: Introductory Econometrics (South-Western, 4th edition). The methods are highlighted in empirical applications using Stata.

 

Plan of the course: Assessment is based on three written tests (for information on dates, please consult the specific course information). No alternative dates for these tests can be provided. The tests carry increasing weights of 25 %, 35 %, 45 % in the final grade (which includes a 5 % bonus). A positive grade requires at least 50 % of the maximum achievable score of 100 and attendance at the first written test. Dropping the course without a grade is only possible before the first written test.

 

 

 

040216 Macroeconomics (MA, International Business Economics)

 

VO (Lectures, 2 hours per week, 4 ECTS)

 

Language of instruction: English

 

Time and location:

Monday, 11:30-13:00, Hörsaal 14, Oskar Morgenstern Platz

 

Starts: October 2, 2017

 

This lecture course aims at repeating the material on macroeconomics that participants know from their bachelor studies and to deepen this knowledge. The textbook “Macroeconomics: Institutions, Instability, and the Financial System” (Wendy Carlin & David Soskice; Oxford University Press) serves as the main literature for this course. I also provide sets of slides to all participants via e-mail. Topics covered are:

 

1.      Demand side, supply side, and macroeconomic policy;

2.      Money, banking and the macro-economy;

3.      The financial sector and crises;

4.      The open economy

 

These topics roughly correspond to the respective sections 1-3, 5, 6, 9-10 of the indicated textbook.

 

 

 

040098 SOLV – Patterns of power (BA)

 

UK (2 hours per week, 4 ECTS)

Time and location:
            Mondays, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Hörsaal 9, Oskar Morgenstern Platz

 

Starts: October 2, 2017

 

This German-language course is organized together with the StRV students’ representatives. See other sources, particularly the detailed description in U:FIND, for more information.


Course descriptions for past semesters can be accessed by links beneath this line:

 

Summer semester 2017                                 Winter semester 2016

Summer semester 2016                                 Winter semester 2015

Summer semester 2015                                 Winter semester 2014

                                                                        Winter semester 2013

Summer semester 2013                                 Winter semester 2012

Summer semester 2012                                 Winter semester 2011

Summer semester 2011                                 Winter semester 2010

Summer semester 2010                                 Winter semester 2009

Summer semester 2009

Summer semester 2008                                 Winter semester 2007

Summer semester 2007                                 Winter semester 2006

Summer semester 2006                                 Winter semester 2005

Summer semester 2005                                 Winter semester 2004

Summer semester 2004                                 Winter semester 2003

Summer semester 2003                                 Winter semester 2002


 

Since 2012, course grades do not appear on these pages, for reasons of data protection. Participants are always informed via e-mail.

 

Grades from the era before 2012 can be accessed here.

 



News

 

On teaching days, office hours are on Tuesdays, 11:45-12:45

[Due to a clash of commitments,
office hours on November 14 are 10:30-11:30 only, for all agenda.]

 


General information for all courses


If you have any paper material for me (such as homework assignments or forms), please leave it with our administration. Never leave any material with other faculty.

 


In case you cannot attend a test (not an exam; there are special regulations for no-show at exams) for important reasons or you are unable to be present at any other dated event within a course, please give me notice via e-mail immediately. I expect such notifications to arrive within three days after the event that you missed.

 

 

Information for specific courses

 

Messages for 040216 Macroeconomics

 

·         Note that this is a lecture course of type VO, not a continuous-assessment course. Exams are at fixed dates, and you must register for your preferred date. During this semester, exams are offered on October 3 and on November 20, but these are not for you who are taking the course this semester. Your first exam date will be on January 29, 2018. More dates will be offered during the summer semester 2018.

·         For a role-model exam on this course, you may access the exam from January 2017 here. Please take into account that emphasis and course material may change over time.

 

Messages for 040131 Introductory Econometrics

 

·         In the course unit on October 4, we determined the date for the first midterm test. This test has taken place on November 8.

·         The first two sets of slides (171, 172) that accompany this course have been already sent to participants. Additionally, I have sent out a file (170) that contains basic issues concerning this course, such as frequently asked questions. Kindly contact me by email, if you think you should have received this material, but you did not receive it.

·         In order to permit individual preparation for the first midterm test on November 8, students have asked for a role-model test from previous years. Last year’s first midterm test can be downloaded here, but please take into account that it is not necessarily representative for the course material. The course material for the test was anything taught in class until and including (till och med) October 30.

·         75 students have participated in the first midterm test and will be notified of their test scores soon.

·         In the course unit on October 25, we determined the date for the second midterm test. This test will take place on December 11, a Monday. Note that all midterm tests are at the usual course times in the usual lecture halls.

 


 

Link to course material from SS 2017, for reference

 

Link to course material from WS 2016, for reference

 

Link to course material from SS 2016, for reference

 

Link to course material from WS 2015, for reference

 

Link to course material from SS 2015, for reference

 

Link to course material from WS 2014, for reference

 

Link to course material from SS 2013, for reference

 

Link to course material from WS 2012, for reference

 

Link to course material from SS 2012, for reference

 

Link to course material from WS 2011, for reference


Link to course material for past courses, for reference