Lehrangebot

Current Courses

Prof. Dr. Thomas Wein

Masters Forum I Public Economics, Law and Politics


The Master Forum I helps you to take the first steps for your thesis. Until Christmas, the conceivable methodological basics of a master thesis will be systematically addressed in the PELP (especially basic features of quantitative and qualitative methods). In the new year, the focus will then be on the introductory chapter and the literature overview

At the end of the seminar, all participants must prepare a poster presentation explaining their master's thesis idea ("research outline") and clarifying which two supervisors are willing to accept the outline. The poster presentation will be organized during two final meetings, combined with an invitation to the "PELP community" (all PELP students + all PELP faculty). Research outline and literature review should be completed by the end of February 2022.

Ziel: After completing this course the student will be able to

-organize writing master thesis step by step,

-learn how to use all modern resources,

-write a research design and rationalize its significance in view of the relevant literature,

-substantiate his/her empirical and/or analytical knowledge in the field of comparative government and public policy,

- write a research outline and learn how to discuss other outlines.

Law and Economics


Microeconomic Theory II


Die Veranstaltung setzt die Veranstaltung „Mikroökonomische Theorie I" fort und behandelt weitere Grundlagen der mikroökonomischen Analyse:

- Produktions- und Kostentheorie

- Wettbewerbsmärkte

- Wohlfahrtstheorie und allgemeines Gleichgewicht

- Monopol

- Elastizitäten

- Marktversagen: Externe Effekte, asymmetrische Information und öffentliche Güter

Ziel: Die Studierenden sollen verstehen, wie sich einzelwirtschaftliche Einheiten (Haushalte, Unternehmen, Faktoranbieter und – nachfrager, usw.) verhalten und wie Leistungsprozesse zwischen diesen Einheiten über Märkte zustande kommen. Zudem sollen sie lernen, welche gesamtwirtschaftlichen Wirkungen aus diesen Prozessen heraus zu erwarten sind (auch unter Berücksichtigung verschiedener Marktformen) und unter welchen Voraussetzungen derartige Austauschbeziehungen nicht funktionieren könnten.

Public Economics and Public Policy


Idea: In this seminar participant will be given an overview about economic theories which are developed for the public sector.

Didactical concept: During the week until christmas the lecturer will present the selected chapters of the textbook: Cullis/Jones 2009, see seminar plan; the figure can be found in the material folder. This part of the course will be finished with a written examen during the last session before Christmas (2018, December, 17th., 45 min.). The second part of the course will be the preparing presentation and writing of one essay concerning of one example. The homepage of the textbook "Tresch, Public Sector Economics " contains several examples. The example stories are the starting point for the scientific work. They must be improved and enlarged by scientific literature, namely by using international journal articles. The written version of seminar work (exactly 15 text pages) should be uploaded in the material folder, "essays" at least on February 29th, 24.00. Participants can choose an example and presentation by down- and uploading the participation list in the material folder.

Ziel: Understanding which questions should be answered for the public sector.

Economic Policy


Aufbauend auf die Mikroökonomik werden wirtschaftspolitische Fragestellungen bearbeitet: Sozialpolitik allgemein, Alterssicherung, Gesundheitsversorgung, Arbeitslosenversicherung und Grundsicherung, Bildungspolitik, Wettbewerbspolitik, Umweltpolitik

Ziel: Mikroökonomisches Verständnis wirtschaftspolitischer Fragen vertiefen

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