Course Schedule


Economics: Education, Labor Market, Research (Seminar/Übung)

Dozent/in: Christian Pfeifer

wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 16:15 - 17:45 | 16.10.2023 - 02.02.2024 | C 3.120 Seminarraum | Start 1. lecture week | Please room 4.215 on IVWL floor as this is a mandatory course for the Econ/VWL major

Inhalt: This course gives an orientation for the students of the Economics Major. It starts with a brief overview over the course of studies, studying abroad, Master and PhD in Economics, potential jobs, etc. We will further discuss scientific standards and work in the field of economics, which include the structuring of papers, citation styles, literature search, publication outlets and the publication process. To get an impression about the topic diversity in economic research, we will have a short look at Nobel prize winners and other prominent researchers in economics as well as class room discussions. The second part of the course is devoted to an introduction into the statistical software package Stata, to be used in the empirical research projects in the Economics Major. In addition to class room attendance, students are expected to do homework like reading the supplied literature and materials, watching the linked videos, searching research topics, and working with Stata.