Syllabus

Titel
0804 Specialization Course - Economics of Distribution
LV-Leiter/innen
Franziska Disslbacher, MSc (WU), Dr. Mathias Moser
Kontakt
  • LV-Typ
    PI
  • Semesterstunden
    4
  • Unterrichtssprache
    Englisch
Anmeldung
18.09.2019 bis 06.10.2019
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Termine
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Dienstag 08.10.2019 15:30 - 19:30 TC.5.18
Dienstag 15.10.2019 15:30 - 17:30 D4.2.213
Freitag 18.10.2019 14:30 - 20:30 D4.2.213
Dienstag 29.10.2019 15:30 - 19:30 TC.5.18
Dienstag 05.11.2019 15:30 - 19:30 TC.5.18
Freitag 08.11.2019 15:30 - 19:30 D4.2.213
Dienstag 12.11.2019 16:00 - 20:00 TC.4.01
Freitag 15.11.2019 15:30 - 20:30 D4.2.213
Dienstag 26.11.2019 15:30 - 18:30 TC.5.12
Freitag 29.11.2019 15:30 - 17:30 TC.4.02
Dienstag 03.12.2019 15:30 - 18:30 EA.5.040
Freitag 06.12.2019 15:30 - 17:30 TC.4.13
Dienstag 10.12.2019 15:30 - 18:30 TC.4.17
Freitag 13.12.2019 15:30 - 17:30 TC.3.11
Dienstag 17.12.2019 15:30 - 18:30 D5.1.002
Freitag 20.12.2019 15:30 - 17:30 TC.3.10
Dienstag 07.01.2020 15:30 - 18:30 TC.3.10
Freitag 10.01.2020 15:30 - 17:30 TC.5.12
Freitag 31.01.2020 14:00 - 16:30 D4.0.019

Inhalte der LV

The course provides a comprehensive overview about research in inequality and research methods applied. Students will acquire skills to critically assess and discuss research articles in this domain, design and carry out empirical analyses using the statistical software R, and receive an introduction into survey methodology.

The course consists of four blocks:

  1. Introduction
  2. Introduction to programming with R
  3. Survey Methodology
  4. Topics in Inequality Research

After block 3, there will be an essay exam where students will critically assess a proposed research design and come up with suggestions how to improve it.

 


Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

  • A good command of using the statistical software R to perform empirical analyses using survey data

  • A good understanding of the advantage and disadvantages of survey data for research purposes

  • A good understanding of current lines of research in the domain of inequality

  • The ability to understand research articles and critically assess research designs and results

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

Attendance strictly required

Lehr-/Lerndesign

The course mixes lectures, practical sessions where students work with survey data and a statistical software package, as well as student presentations.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

Two online R Assignments (10%) - Individual - deadline: 18.10.2019

Two practical R Assignements (20%) - Group - deadlines: 05.11.2019 & 12.11.2019

Survey presentation (10%) - Group -  05.11.2019 & 12.11.2019

Essay Exam (20%) - Individual - 15.11.2019

Student presentation (20%) - Group -  29.11, 6.12., 13.12, 20.12.2019 & 10.01.2019

Five mini-Quizzes (15%) - Individual - 26.11, 3.12, 10.12, 17.12.2019 & 07.01.2019

Participation in class (5%) - Individual

Literatur

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Papers will be distributed via the learning platform.


Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

Enrollment is based on the usual ‘first come – first serve’ principle. If you are registered but not able to participate, de-register via LPIS during the registration period so your place is available to students on the waiting list.

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

 franziska.disslbacher@wu.ac.at; mathias.moser@wu.ac.at

 

Frei definierbares Kommentierungsfeld

Students are required to bring their own laptop (with R or R Studio installed) to all lectures; students can rent a notebook at the Library and Learning Center.  

Deadlines are strict; no extensions will be granted.

Detailinformationen zu einzelnen Lehrveranstaltungseinheiten

Einheit Datum Inhalte
1 08.10.2019

Introduction

2 15.10.2019

Introduction to Programming with R

3 18.10.2019

Survey Methodology I

4 05.11.2019

Survey Methodology II

5 12.11.2019

Survey Methodology III

6 15.11.2019

Exam

7 26.11.2019

Topics in Inequality Research I

8 29.11.2019

Topics in Inequality Research I

9 03.12.2019

Topics in Inequality Research II

10 06.12.2019

Topics in Inequality Research II

11 10.12.2019

Topics in Inequality Research III

12 13.12.2019

Topics in Inequality Research III

13 17.12.2019

Topics in Inequality Research IV

14 20.12.2019

Topics in Inequality Research IV

15 07.01.2020

Topics in Inequality Research V

16 10.01.2020

Topics in Inequality Research V

Zuletzt bearbeitet: 27.08.2019



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