6169 Research Seminar
Assoz.Prof PD Mag. Klara Zwickl, Ph.D.
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/01/23 to 02/26/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 04/17/23 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM TC.4.15
Monday 04/24/23 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM TC.4.15
Monday 05/08/23 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM TC.4.15
Monday 05/15/23 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM TC.4.15
Monday 05/22/23 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM TC.4.15
Monday 06/05/23 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM TC.4.15
Monday 06/12/23 10:00 AM - 01:30 PM TC.4.15

This course will discuss a selection of scientific papers in applied environmental economics. The papers were selected to cover a range of different state-of-the-art empirical research methods (such as randomised controlled trials, quasi-experimental methods, quantitative surveys). We will focus on the research design and applied methods of the selected papers. Students will get the opportunity to discuss their own research designs and planned methods for their PHD thesis papers. We will also discuss the role of replication and meta regression analysis in empirical (environmental) economics.

Learning outcomes

After completion of this course, students should have an overview over different empirical research strategies and have some tools to identify studies with credible research designs and notice shortcomings in other academic articles. This step will be critical to developing an own research design for a PhD thesis.

Attendance requirements

Attendance is mandatory in line with WU's standard rules of absence.

Teaching/learning method(s)
  • Inputs by the lecturer
  • Short presentations by the students
  • Class discussion
  • Group exercises
  • Individual feedback 


  • Short presentations 
  • Active participation in class
  • Homework assignments

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Last edited: 2023-02-06