Winter term - Topics in International Economic History II - Quantitative Economic History (E561A)

Content

In this internship, students can obtain deep insights into the process of scholarly research in economic history. They not only look over the shoulders of researchers who are currently working on studies, but they will also participate actively in small work units of information retrieval, econometric analysis and the design of texts. The topics of this research internship will cover long-run human capital development, the development of welfare in many different world regions and international economic history. The internship students will present their results in smaller in-group presentations and will write a final report about the research that has been done. They work at our institute for six afternoons (on appointment), plus some work in between and thereafter. Work during Spring and Summer break are also possible.


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: Winter term (October 1st to March 31st)

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

Please note: You will get an confirmation mail with an invitation to your first meeting!

Course type

Seminar (2 SWS)

Literature

Baten, Joerg (ed.), A History of the Global Economy: 1500 to the Present, Cambridge University Press)
Please refer to the studies on our homepage.


Objectives

Students unterstand the current research methods in economic history, put their theoretical knowledge into practice and prove it. They also know how to participate in scientific projects.