Seminar on Macroeconomics

The seminar takes place every summer semester and deals with topics in the economics of education or innovation. The focus of the seminar will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

Summer Term 2021

Seminar: The Role of Education, Innovation and Culture in Economic Development: Theory and Evidence

In this bachelor seminar, students acquire knowledge about three main sources of economic growth: Human capital, innovation, and culture. The seminar deals with topics such as determining the macroeconomic effects of better education and measuring a population’s level of education. Topics in the field of innovation are labor-market and growth effects of digital technologies as well as the role of the government in innovation. Topics in the area of culture deal with recent research investigating how cultural and historical characteristics of societies shape innovation and economic growth today.

Seminar participants will deal with both theoretical concepts and modern empirical methods in the field of macroeconomics. Through their participation in the seminar, students will improve their understanding of the determinants of economic growth and the empirical methods to test theoretical concepts. The seminar will be offered in English.

Target Group: Elective course for students specializing in economics

Term: Summer Term





Language: English

Course Description: see this PDF

Restrictions: max. of 15 students

Registration: Registration for exam via KU.Campus during innovative registration period