Chair of Macroeconomics


Lectures in Winter Term

Lectures for Bachelor students

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Content:

  • Economic Markets
  • Money markets and financial markets
  • IS-LM Model
  • AS-AD Model
  • Basics of growth theory
  • Employment, inflation und technological progress
  • Small open economies

Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Jan Wenzelburger

Lectures:
Monday, 13:45 - 15:15 in 52-207
Tuesday, 17:15 - 18:45 in 46-220

Exam:
20.03.2020, 08:30 - 11:30 in the Gym (Bldg. 28)
23.04.2020, 15:30 - 18:00 in Mensa (Bldg. 30)

The lecture is held in German.

Further Information and Materials:

KIS (Lecture)

KIS (Tutorials)

OLAT

Bachelor Seminar

Content:

Selected topics in micro- and macroeconomics.

The topics are presented and allocated in the first meeting.

Supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Jan Wenzelburger

Organisation:
Register via KIS.
Information about the first meeting are sent to you via e-mail upon successful registration.

Further Information and Materials:

KIS


Lectures for Master students

Advanced Macroeconomics

Content:

  • Extending intermediate macroeconomics
  • Micro-founded macroeconomics
  • Dynamical-systems approach ('agent-based models'):
    • finite planning horizons,
    • non-rational behaviour,
    • heterogeneous, interacting agents
  • Focus on OLG models and growth models

Lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Jan Wenzelburger

Supervisor:
Helena Krebs

Lectures:
Monday, 8:15 - 9:45 in 42-321
Tuesday, 13:45 - 15:15 in 42-321

The lecture is held in English.

Further Information and Materials:

KIS

OLAT

Choice under Uncertainty

Content:

  • Expected Utility Theory
  • Risk Measures
  • Risk Management
  • Prospect Theory
  • Cumulative Prospect Theory

Lecturer:
Dr. Oscar Nieto-Cerezo

Lectures:
Wednesday, 10:00 - 11:30 in 42-321
Thursday, 13:45 -15:15 in 42-133

The lecture is held in English.

Further Information and Materials:

KIS

OLAT

Master Seminar

Important:
Attendance to (at least) one of our lectures is a prerequisite for participation in the Master seminar.

Content:
The topics will be assigned individually based on the attended lectures.

Organisation:
The topics will be assigned by Prof. Wenzelburger. Please contact him via email.

The results are usually presented in the PhD Seminar, which is also attended by the students of the Master seminar.


PhD Program

PhD Seminar

Content:
Presentation and discussion of the current research of the PhD students.

Organisation:
The dates of the meetings are fixed in consultation with the chair of microeconomics and the chair of Ressourcen- und Energieökonomik.


Lectures in Summer Term

Lectures for Bachelor Students

Introduction to Microeconomics

Content:

Theory of Consumer Choice

  • Demand, Comparative Statics
  • Labour Supply Theory
  • Decision under Uncertainty
  • Intertemporal Decisions

Production Theory

  • Costs, long-term, short-term
  • Profit Maximization
  • Derivation of the Supply

Equilibrium Theory

  • Partial and General Equilibrium
  • Market Entry Decisions
  • Welfare

This lecture takes place only in the summer term.

All relevant information will be uploaded here in time.


Lectures for Master Students

Dynamics of Financial Markets

Content:

  • Mean-variance portfolio analysis
  • Dynamic models with heterogeneous beliefs
  • Evolution of prices, portfolios and market shares
  • Endogeneous option prices
  • Multiperiod Planning Horizons

This lecture takes place only in the winter term.

All relevant information will be uploaded here in time.

Economics of Banking

Content:

  • The Role of Capital Markets
  • Liquidity Insurance
  • Theory of the Banking Firm
  • The Bank as a Portfolio Manager
  • Risk Management in Banking
  • Credit Rationing
  • Bank Runs
  • Macroeconomics of Banking

This lecture takes place only in the summer term.

All relevant information will be uploaded here in time.

Insurance Economics

Content:

  • Expected utility theory
  • Demand for insurance
  • Basic insurance principles
  • Adverse selection
  • Moral hazard

This lecture takes place only in the summer term.

All relevant information will be uploaded here in time.

Master Seminar

Important:
Attendance to (at least) one of our lectures is a prerequisite for participation in the Master seminar.

Content:
The topics will be assigned individually based on the attended lectures.

This lecture also takes place in the winter term.

All relevant information will be uploaded here in time.

Economics of Electronic Markets

Content:

  • The electronic trading facility Xetra
  • Allocation mechanism
  • Games with incomplete information
  • Theory of auctions

This lecture also takes place in the summer term.

All relevant information will be uploaded here in time.

Quantitative Methods in Economics

Content:

  • One-Dimensional Dynamics
  • Multidimensional Dynamics
  • Linear Parametric Regression Models
  • Generalized Linear Models - Binary Regression

This lecture takes place only in the summer term.

All relevant information will be uploaded here in time.


PhD Program

PhD Seminar

Content:
Presentation and discussion of the current research of the PhD students.

This lecture also takes place in the winter term.

All relevant information will be uploaded here in time.

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