Winter Term 2020/2021
Mathematik für Volkswirtschaftslehre I (Link to STiNE)
In dieser Vorlesung erlernen Studierende der Volkswirtschaftslehre das mathematische Hintergrundwissen, welches zum Verständnis grundlegender ökonomischer Zusammenhänge für den weiteren Fortgang des Studiums benötigt wird. Die Bedeutung und Anwendbarkeit dieser Werkzeuge im weiteren Studienverlauf wird durch anwendungsbezogene Beispiele illustriert.
Computational Economics (Link to STiNE)
Many interesting economic models cannot be solved analytically. This course introduces computational methods in order to solve dynamic stochastic nonlinear economic models. It illustrates that most numerical methods exploit the recursive structure of dynamic economic models. This course does not make any attempt to cover the numerous numerical techniques or potential economic applications. It instead chooses to develop only a relatively small number of techniques that can be applied easily to a wide variety of economic problems. It also demonstrates how to use some of the available toolkits.
Stochastic Dynamic Programming (Link to STiNE)
This course provides a toolbox for solving dynamic optimization problems in stochastic macroeconomic models. In particular, we briefly review optimal control theory and dynamic programming. We then thoroughly study models in discrete time and continuous time under uncertainty. The optimization problems are illustrated by various examples of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models.
Coronomics - The Economics of COVID-19 (Link to STiNE)
In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, research on the economic effects of this pandemic (and pandemics in general) has flourished. This new literature, sometimes labeled as Coronomics (Corona + Economics), deals with a wide range of topics in economics. In particular, the studies that will be covered in this course analyze the supply and demand side effects of Covid-19, its effects on specific markets (e.g. the stock market and the labor market), and its effects on inequality and uncertainty.
Research Seminar "Quantitative Wirtschaftsforschung" (Link)
The research seminar "Quantitative Wirtschaftsforschung" takes place every semester. During the lecture period from the second Tuesday onwards until the second to last Tuesday international scientists present current topics in quantitative economic research. As it is a research seminar and not a course it is not possible to earn any credit points. The language of the lecture is English.