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Introductory Seminar: Public Economics

 

During this summer term this Introductory Seminar takes place in digital form (as long as it's necessary). As usual you will receive the course materials via Ilias. You can discuss your questions regarding the lecture contents via individual video/telephone conference with your supervisor. Your support discussions regarding your seminar paper will be organized this way as well. There will be no disadvantages for you by the change to the online format.

In the introductory seminar you learn the essential skills of academic work, such as researching literature, evaluating materials, citation methods, academic writing and presentation techniques. In addition, each seminar has a specific topic.

Here you can find the evaluation results of the seminar (QI: 98.7) in the summer term 2017.

Topic in Summer 2020:

Carbon tax, cap-and-trade – Is this the way to save our planet?

 Climate Policy is one of the hottest topics in the current political debate. Germany just announced the so-called “Klimapaket”, aiming to reduce carbon emissions and to achieve the targets of the Paris Agreement (2016). Economists and politicians have been discussing different policy instruments such as carbon taxes or a cap and trade system. In this seminar, you will get a better understanding of economic arguments in this debate and learn about the underlying economic mechanisms of these policy instruments. More specifically, we will also deal with unintended effects of carbon taxes, their distributional consequences and the international dimension of fighting climate change.

Target Group:Compulsory elective course for Bachelor students
Term:Summer Term 2020
Time:
Wednesday, 29.04.20   2.00 - 4.00 p.m.   HB 108
Wednesday, 06.05.20

2.00 - 4.00 p.m.

4.00 - 6.00 p.m.

NB Z01

HB108

Wednesday, 13.05.20

2.00 - 4.00 p.m.

4.00 - 6.00 p.m.

NB Z01

HB108

Wednesday, 20.05.202.00 - 4.00 p.m.NB Z01
Wednesday, 27.05.202.00 - 4.00 p.m.

NB Z01

Wednesday, 03.06.20

2.00 - 4.00 p.m.

4.00 - 6.00 p.m.

NB Z01

HB 108

Wednesday, 24.06.202.00 - 4.00 p.m.NB Z01
Wednesday, 01.07.20

2.00 - 4.00 p.m.

4.00 - 6.00 p.m.

NB Z01

HB 108

Instructors:Prof. Dr. Langenmayr and Philipp Krug
ECTS:5 ECTS
Language:German
Restrictions:max. of 15 students
Registration:Exam registration via FlexNow / KU.Campus 
Course Description:see this PDF
Course Material:see Ilias

 

Topics of former terms:

  • Border Tax Adjustments – a fundamental tax reform in the U.S.A (summer term 2017)
  • Transfers of assets: economical aspects of bequeathing, giving, and donating (summer term 2018)
  • Generational Transitions: Inheritance Taxation, Family Firms, and Inequality (SS 2019)