At the end of the course the student is able to:
• Better understand basic concepts in economics
• Better understand real world phenomena using basic concepts in economics
• Have a better sense of the state-of-the-art in recent and ongoing research in economics.
This course consists of discussions of recent top (working) papers in economics published in or aimed at publication in journals such as The Quarterly Journal of Economics and the American Economic Review. Our meetings will apply what you have learned about economics to real world problems that you have a personal interest in.
Application procedure: mail Student Information Desk Economics firstname.lastname@example.org.
From a pre-selected set of papers, groups of students will choose several papers that they will present, jointly with their group members, during the course. All students are expected to read all papers that will be presented and to actively participate in a discussion about the paper, following the presentation. The first meeting will focus on the selection of papers, the formation of groups, and an introduction by the lecturer about `How to review and discuss papers’.
- Active participation (100% of the final grade)
The grade students receive for this course is a binary pass or non-pass.
To pass students should attend at least 80% of our meetings and should present at least once.
The lecturer will select a set of papers that are deemed state-of-the-art and recent, but appropriate for third year Bachelor students (not too technical, covering topics that have been taught during the Bachelor). Joint with some background material on reviewing these will be made available on Blackboard before the start of the course.
Language of instruction
Place of the course within the curriculum
Honours Programme, 3-year in Bachelor
In case online access is required for this course and you are not in the position to buy the access code, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for an alternative solution. Please note that access codes are not re-usable meaning that codes from second hand books do not work, as well as access codes from books with a different ISBN number. Separate or spare codes are usually not available.