E365 Topics in International Economic History - Topics in Historical Development Economics

Hinweis:

Der Kurs wird in englischer Sprache angeboten. Die Kursinformationen werden daher nur auf englisch angezeigt.

Due to the Corona crisis,

no kick-off-meeting. Instead: you will receive all important information sent to your e-mail-address by means of a PowerPoint presentation.

Inhalt

The seminar provides an overview of different topics in Economic History with focus on

  • human capital formation
  • demographics
  • interesting topics within various world regions.

Fakten zum Kurs

ECTS-Credits

6

 

Niveau

B.Sc.

Level

Arbeitslast

30/150

Kontakt/Selbststudium

Turnus

WS, SS

generell

Kurssprache

ENG

 

Dauer des Moduls

1

Semester

Prüfung

Term paper

 

Max. Teilnehmer

28


Lernziele

By writing a term paper, students will be able to gather, analyze and apply information, to formulate convincing arguments, communicate academic ideas, produce conclusions and acquire skills in academic writing. On  the basis of defending their term paper in the seminar, they will also gain advanced presentation and communication skills.


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Anmeldezeitraum: 01.03.2020 - 15.04.2020

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Studienleistung

Präsentation (verpflichtend)

Veranstaltungsart

Seminar (2 SWS)

Literatur

Baten, Joerg (ed.), A History of the Global Economy: 1500 to the Present, Cambridge University Press.
Essays and working papers on the Department's homepage at: uni-tuebingen.de/de/18732

Prüfung

Abgabe Term paper: 08.07.2020

Rücktritt vom Kurs möglich bis: 28.05.2020


Hinweise zum Seminar

This seminar will discuss the latest international research in the field of Economic History. Each student will choose an article among the topics offered below from within the field. The content and methodology of the article should provide some ideas and act as a guideline for your own analyses, including a presentation of the paper, data analysis and your own extension of the topic. The student will have to confirm with the lecturer whether the chosen article is ideal to successfully complete this seminar.
Please make use of the EconLit-search engine (access via UB homepage) to search for literature and read studies related to your topic in important journals. Please be aware that it is not enough for your paper to only be based on 2 or 3 research papers.
You will also receive a short introduction on presentation techniques, providing good practice for your bachelor theses.

Requirements

A seminar paper and a presentation are required. Most papers within the field will consist of some econometric analysis, therefore, it would be helpful if you have at least a basic knowledge of regression. You should be able to proceed with the core analysis and its interpretations on your own. Assistance can only be provided in limited times during office hours.
The essay should consist of about 20 pages including tables and figures. The presentation should take about 15 minutes.

Topics

1. Long-term economic development (Up to and including 20th Century)
2. Demography
3. Health
4. Religion
5. Gender inequality
6. Technological change, innovation and growth
7. Migration
8. Education
9. Agriculture and natural resources
10. Institutions


Kurswahl in folgenden Studienprogrammen möglich:

International Economics

  • Schwerpunktbereich Applied Economics
  • Schwerpunktbereich International Economics
  • Schwerpunktbereich Elective Studies

International Business Administration

  • Schwerpunktbereich Elective Studies

Economics and Business Administration - Variante Economics

  • Schwerpunktbereich Applied Economics
  • Schwerpunktbereich International Economics
  • Schwerpunktbereich Elective Studies

Economics and Business Administration - Variante Business Administration

  • Schwerpunktbereich Elective Studies

Wirtschaftswissenschaft - M. Ed.

  • Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Wahlpflichtmodul II

Volkswirtschaftslehre (Nebenfach)

  • Wahlbereich