The backbone of the course is a series of original scientific papers written by renowned economists on money and the financial sector. Early on students are introduced to reading original research papers which opens up a challenging but fascinating intellectual universe for their own independent studies. Smart use of computer and web resources is encouraged. The course design combines elements of interactive lectures, class discussions, self-study of assigned texts, and essay writing.
The course will be held in hybrid teaching mode. As a default option, classes are scheduled on campus. Depending upon the public health situation in Vienna, units may also be flexibly switched online.