Political Institutions, the Economy, and Financial Markets (formerly Political Economy)

PoliticalEconomy

In this course, we study how self-interested politicians form the economy. First, we will consider how the voting process, lobbying or bureaucratic interests shape politics and economic policy. In examples, we will then see how political events and political risks influence financial markets and corporate governance.

In this course, you will learn to apply economic reasoning to different (also non-economic) aspects of the world, but we will also see how economic decisions and voting are sometimes driven by non-rational aspects. You will understand the background of political decisions, and learn how to anticipate the impact of government policies on business operations.

 

Target Group:
Elective course for Bachelor students with the major "Financial Management" and "Business and Economics"
Elective course for Bachelor students with the minor "Economics"
Elective course for Master students 'Taxation'

Term:
Winter Term
This course is part of the international fall term from October-Christmas.

Time:
Lecture :    17.10.2022, 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. in NB-201
                    20.10.2022, 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m.  in NB-201
                    24.10.2022, 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. in NB-201
                    31.10.2022, 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. & 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m. in NB-201
                    07.11.2022, 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m. in NB-201
                    14.11.2022, 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. in NB-201
                    21.11.2022, 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. in NB-201
                    28.11.2022, 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. in NB-201
                    05.12.2022, 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m. in NB-201 (Backup Slot)
                    08.12.2022, 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m. in NB-201 (Backup Slot)
                    12.12.2022, 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. in NB_201 (Q&A Session)
                    the class will be kept hybrid as much as possible; meaning it can also be streamed live on Zoom.
Tutorial:     17.10.2022, 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m. in NB-201
                   24.10.2022, 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m. in NB-201
                   27.10.2022, 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m. in NB-201
                   03.11.2022, 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m. in NB-201
                   07.11.2022, 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. in NB-201
                   10.11.2022, 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m. in NB-201
                   14.11.2022, 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m. in NB-201
                   17.11.2022, 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m. in NB-201
                   24.11.2022, 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m. Zoom
                   28.11.2022, 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m. in NB-201
                   01.12.2022, 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m. in NB-201
                   05.12.2022, 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. in NB-201
                   05.12.2022, 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m. in NB-201 (Backup Slot)
                   08.12.2022, 12:00 (noon) - 1:45 p.m. in NB-201 (Backup Slot)
                   12.12.2022,  10:00 - 11:45 a.m. in NB-201 (Q&A Session)

Instructors:
Prof. Dr. Dominika Langenmayr
Mikayel Tovmasyan

ECTS:
5 ECTS

Language:
English

Restrictions:
none

Registration:
via KU Campus

Course Description:
see this PDF

Course Documents:
see Ilias

Exam Dates:
1st   Exam Date:   19.12.2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 (noon) 
2nd Exam Date:   20.02.2023, 10:00 am- 12:00 (noon)