5738 Wirtschaftspolitik
Severin Rapp, M.Sc.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/15/23 to 02/21/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Day Date Time Room
Monday 03/06/23 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.10
Monday 03/13/23 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.10
Monday 03/20/23 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.10
Monday 03/27/23 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.10
Monday 04/17/23 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.10
Monday 04/24/23 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.10
Monday 05/08/23 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.10
Monday 05/15/23 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.10
Monday 05/22/23 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.10
Monday 06/05/23 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.10
Monday 06/12/23 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.10
Monday 06/19/23 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.10
Monday 06/26/23 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM TC.3.10

The course consists of five thematic blocks. The first block will cover the principles according to which governments coordinate their economies.  Subsequently, the course will review how current megatrends affect economic policy making, before considering how economic policy affects  distributional outcomes. In the final session, we will discuss the relationship between research and policy. Some sessions feature short assignments or debates.

Learning outcomes

In addition to a thorough understanding of current issues in economic policy, students will: 

  • Improve their debating skills
  • Learn to effectively read academic publications in economic policy and engage in policy analysis (comparative approach, literature based)
  • Use scientific evidence to support arguments
Attendance requirements

The course is based on compulsory attendance. Students may miss two sessions. This holds for digital and in-person teaching alike. Attendance in the first session is mandatory. Students who are absent during the first session without providing notice in advance and stating their intentions to participate in the course will be signed out.

Teaching/learning method(s)

Teaching methods include lecturing, interactive tasks and discussion in class, written assignments and Oxford-style debates on specific policies.

The assessment is based on:
  • Short assignments (5x, approx 250 words)
  • Debates
  • Exam
  • Supplementary points for in-class participation
Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Platzvergabe während der Anmeldefrist verläuft nach dem "first-come, first-served Prinzip".


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Last edited: 2023-01-26