Winter term - Topics in Historical Financial Research (E560A)

Content

Financial market evidence provides exciting insights about issues that are relevant today, such as bubbles, economic crises, and behavioral aspects of stock markets. For example, in Germany existed during the ‘First Era of Globalization’ (1870-1913) not less than 5500 joint-stock companies, and investment behavior can be explored in this seminar using empirical methods. The Tuebingen Database on Historical Financial Markets can be used to study those phenomena. During the course you have to revise the materials and prepare assignments. These are mandatory for the assessment.

Learn more about the structure and details of the course in the following content:

Master seminar in Economic History: "Historical Financial Research"


Key facts about the course

ECTS-Credits

9

 

Level

M.Sc.

Degree

Workload

30/240

class/self

Cycle

WS

generally

Course language

ENG

 

Duration of the module

1

term

Exam written

Term paper

 

Maximum Student number

40

 


Registration

Necessary!

Registration period: 01 October 2020 to 10 November 2020

Type of registration: online form
(Available during the registration period.)

Please note: Confirmation emails are not sent before the end of the registration period!

Course type

Seminar (2 SWS)

Literature

Baten, Joerg (ed.), A History of the Global Economy: 1500 to the Present, Cambridge University Press)
See, for example, the study by Korolenko and Baten on our internet pages.


Objectives

You review phenomena such as bubbles, economic crises, and behavioral aspects of stock markets yourself, using real historical data and rate them with the current context.