1489 Wirtschaftspolitik
Severin Rapp, M.Sc.
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/13/23 to 11/26/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Subject(s) Bachelor Programs
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 12/07/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM D3.0.222
Friday 12/15/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.4.18
Friday 12/22/23 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.4.18
Friday 01/12/24 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.4.18
Friday 01/19/24 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.4.18
Friday 01/26/24 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.4.18

The course consists of three thematic blocks. The first block will cover the principles according to which governments coordinate their economies. This involves a discussion of equity and efficiency, but also democratic deliberation and economic policy institutions. Subsequently, we zoom into equity and efficiency, discussing growth and inequality. Lastly, the course will review how current megatrends affect economic policy making. 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.

  • 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: 2023-08-10