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Makro-Pic Advanced Economic Growth

Master course. Topics: endogenous growth, Schumpeterian growth, directed technical change, technology diffusion, automation and artifical intelligence, and more.

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UN Conference Hall Open Economy Macroeconomics

Master course. Topics: Determinants of the current account, global imbalences, twin deficits, sovereign debt, the European debt crisis, and more.

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korea Deep Determinants

In this Master course we investigate how the long-run macroeconomic performance of countries is affected by deep determinants: policy, institutions, governance, and culture. We also investigate the special role of income inequality within and between countries.

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Makro-Pic Advanced Macroeconomics

Master course. Topics: economic groth, business cycles, unemployment, consumption, investment, monetary and fiscal policy.

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Makro-Pic Advanced Development Economics

Joint Master and PhD Course. In my part of the course we discuss themes of long-run development: 1. Modern vs. Pre-Modern Growth, 2. The Demographic Transition and the History Augmented Solow Model, 3.Human Physiology, Development, and the Reversal of Fortune, 4. The Past and Future of Knowledge-Based Growth.

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oil pump Growth, Resources and the Environment

Master course. Themes covered: Growth and natural ressources, sustainable growth, renewable and non-renewable natural resources, the resource curse, growth and environmental pollution, global warming.

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UN Conference Hall International Political Economy

Master course. Topics: direct and representative democracy, voting in international organisations, lobbying, collective action, economics of alliances, trade wars, trade negotiations, GATT and WTO, custom unions, free trade areas and the EU, protection for sale, globalization.

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Cycles-Pic Business Cycle Theory

Master course. Topics: Measuring business cycles, multiplier-accelerator mechanisms, monetarism, new Keynesian macro, real business cycles, financial frictions, fiscal stimulus, the Great Depression, the recession of 2007-2009.

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two plants Growth and Development

In this Bachelor course we investigate the problem why some countries are so much richer than others. In the first part we analyse the role of investment, education, health, and population growth in economic development. In the second part we focus on technolgical progress. We investigate the measurement of productivity, the Industrial Revolution, die role of basic research and imitation, and the Schumpeterian process of "creative destruction".

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long-run Genes, Memes, and Economic Development

In this bachelor seminar on economic development in the very long run we explore the role of genetic and cultural transmission of human characteristics and traits for economic performance at the individual level and for the aggregate performance of societies from pre-Columbian times until the present day. Themes: The Out of Africa Hypothesis. Persistence of Fortune. Ethnic Diversity and Economic Outcomes. Transmission of Risk and Trust Attitudes. And more...

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long-run New Developments in International Economics: Cities and Development

In this master seminar we investigate the economic, geographic, and politcal determinants of city size and growth, the impact of economic development on urbanization, the evolution of city size in developed vs. developing countries, the role of cities for innovation and growth, the features of cities as networks and more.

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long-run Economics of Terrorism

Bachelor Seminar. Themes: The Mind of the Terrorist; The Roots of Terrorism; Does Terrorism Work?; Terrorism, Backlash, and the Assimilation of Muslim Immigrants; The Effect of Political Violence on Religiosity; Ethnicity, Insurgency and Civil War; and more.

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long-run Globalization 2.0: Offshoring, Trade in Tasks, and the Labor Market

Master Seminar. Themes: Global Value Chains; Offshoring and Wages; Job Polarization; The Declining Middle Class; Offshoring and Labor Standards; and more.

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long-run Economics of Islam

Bachelor Seminar. Themes: Does Religion Affect Growth and Happiness?; Democratic Change in the Arab World; A Theory of Islamic Revival; The Institutional Legacy of the Ottoman Empire, The Effect of Ramadan Observance During Pregnancy; and more.

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nolde Culture and Long-Run Development

Bachelor Seminar. Themes: Culture, Ethnicity, and Diversity; Culture, Institutions, and the Wealth of Nations; Cultural Differences in Europe; Global Evidence on Economic Preferences; Long-run Persistence of Trust and Corruption; and more.

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oil pump Climate Economics

Master Seminar. Themes: The Economic Impacts of Climate Change; The Social Cost of Carbon Revisited; The Distribution of Environmental Damages; Directed Technical Change; Temperature, Physiology and the Wealth of Nations; and more.

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long-run Schulbildung und langfristige wirtschaftliche Entwicklung

In diesem Bachelor Seminar werden neue Studien im Bereich Ausbildung, Human Kapital, und Wirtschaftsentwicklung vorgetragen und diskutiert. Die Originalaufsätze sind englischsprachig, die Seminarsprache ist deutsch.

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Makro-Pic Robots and Development

Master Seminar. Themes: Automation and Work; Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Labor Demand; the Welfare Implications of Automation; Job Polarization; Robots at Work; The Impact of Automation on Employment and Trade; Should Robots be Taxed?; and more.

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Makro-Pic Economics of the Covid-19 Epidemic

Master Seminar. The Covid-19 pandemic also elicited an exponentially growing output of economic papers on the subject. In this seminar, we will cover a selected list of particularly popular and/or interesting studies.

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long-run Health and Development

Bachelor Seminar. Themes: Death and Development; Microbes and Markets: Was the Black Death an Economic Revolution?; The Rise in Life Expectancy and Economic Growth in the 20th Century;Bismarck’s Health Insurance and the Mortality Decline;International Medical Technology Diffusion; and more.

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inequality Seminar: Inequality

Bachelor Seminar. Themes: The Correlation of Wealth Across Generatons; How Much of Our Income is Determined by Where We Live?; Inequality of Opportunity and Growth; The Impacts of Neighborhoods on Intergenerational Mobility; Pre-Industrial Inequality; and more.

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Makro-Pic Economic Development in the Very Long Run

In this Master seminar we discuss seminal and recent contributions to unified growth theory. Unified growth theory studies the development process in the very long-run, from the first humans to today and beyond.

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long-run Refugees

In this Bachelor seminar we investigate new developments in the economics of refugees and forced migration. We discuss the effect of refugee migration on wages and unemployment in the host country, the differences between refugees and economic migrants, the impact of refugee migration on violence, crime, and voting for the extreme right, the impact of migrating on human capital and innovation, and more.

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long-run Roots of Wealth and Inequality

In this bachelor seminar, we discuss the book "The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality" by Oded Galor, Bodley Head 2022. All participants have read the book before the seminar and present in their essay and seminar talk one selected study and how it relates to a particular chapter of the book.

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