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.

 

[Latest update 8/11/2019]


Courses in the winter semester 2019

 

040131 Introductory Econometrics

 

UK (4 hours per week, 8 ECTS)

 

Language of instruction: English

 

Time and location:

Tuesday, 18:30-20:00, Hörsaal 14, Oskar Morgenstern Platz

Wednesday, 18:30-20:00, Hörsaal 4, Oskar Morgenstern Platz

 

Starts: October 8, 2019

 

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. Dates will be convened in class: first test should be in early November, third test in late January. No alternative dates for these tests can be provided. Tests carry weights of 25 %, 35 %, and 40 % in the final grade. An additional 10 % of the final grade can be obtained from occasional homework assignments that can be done in groups of up to three students. A positive grade requires at least 50 % of the 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 VO Macroeconomics (MA)

 

VO (2 hours per week, 4 ECTS)

 

Language of instruction: English

 

Time and location:

Monday, 16:45-18:15, Hörsaal 14, Oskar Morgenstern Platz

 

[Note that units on October 7 and October 14 were at different time and location:

18:30-20:00, Hörsaal 1]

 

Starts: October 7, 2019

 

Course description: The course covers topics in the realm of macroeconomics that will help students understand and analyze the macroeconomic performance of countries both in the long run and at business-cycle frequencies.

This lecture course reviews material on macroeconomics that participants know from their bachelor studies and aims at deepening 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. Topics to be covered are:

 

1.      The demand side of the economy

2.      The supply side of the economy

3.      Monetary policy and the three-equations model

4.      Banking and money

5.      The open economy

6.      Demand and supply in the open economy

 

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

 

Summer semester 2019                                 Winter semester 2018

Summer semester 2018                                 Winter semester 2017

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

 


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.

 

Particular information related to current courses

 

040216 Macroeconomics (MA, International Business Economics)

 

·         This is a lecture course (VO) and requires no registration. This implies, however, that I will not know your names and addresses. If you are not registered but would like to receive the slides, kindly contact me via e-mail.

·         Participants have been mailed two sets of slides for this course. In case you did not receive these slides, kindly contact me by e-mail.

·         The final exam is like all other comparable exams: closed book, i.e. apart from dictionaries no tools allowed; four to six questions. Explicitly, this is not a ‘multiple choice’ test.

 

040131 Introductory Econometrics

 

·         Three sets of slides have been sent to participants: general guidelines and the sections on simple regression and on multiple regression. If you wish to receive these slides but you are not registered or you for any reason did not receive them, kindly contact me.

·         The date for the first midterm test was convened in class on October 9. It took place on November 6. 85 participants have attended, and these form our cohort for the remainder of the course. Results will be mailed to participants soon.

·         Role-model tests for the first midterm test from previous years are available here: the first test from 2017 and that from 2015.

·         The date for the second midterm test was convened in class on October 16. It will be on December 11. All midterm tests take place in the usual regular course units. The final test is planned for January 28.


 

Link to course material from SS 2019, for reference

 

Link to course material from WS 2018, for reference

 

Link to course material from SS 2018, for reference

 

Link to course material from WS 2017, for reference

 

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