Professur für Entwicklungsökonomik

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An unserem Lehrstuhl finden regelmäßig Lehrveranstaltungen zu folgenden Themen statt (Vorlesungssprache steht in Klammern):



  • Wachstum & Entwicklung (deutsch).
    Dieser Kurs wird nunmehr von Prof. Dr. Holger Strulik angeboten (Professur für Internationale Ökonomik)
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  • Makroökonomik I (deutsch). Dieser erste Teil des Faches Makroökonomik wird sich mit einer Einführung in die Themen, Daten und Methodik der Makroökonomik befassen und dann die folgenden Themen behandeln: Ein langfristiges Gleichgewichtsmodell in der geschlossenen und offenen Volkswirtschaft, Geld und Inflation, sowie Determinanten des Wachstums, des Konsums und der Investitionen. Neben Theorie wird besonderes Augenmerk auch auf empirische Untersuchungen und wirtschaftspolitische Anwendungen gelegt.
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  • Makroökonomik II (deutsch). Diese Vorlesung baut auf der Vorlesung Markoökonomik I auf. Zentrales Themen der Vorlesung sind Wirtschaftsschwankungen und Stabilisierungspolitik in der geschlossenen und offenen Volkswirtschaft.

  • Development Economics I (english). This course deals with the question of economic development in (poor) countries. The lecture starts with an overview of the problems refering to development economics and puts the focus on the macroeconomic questions which occur in this field. The main subjects of this course are the targets and the relevance of development- and growth-strategies, trade and development, issues of population, inequalities, aid, capital flows, and indebtedness. The accompanying practical deals with the immersion of analytical concepts and practical examples.
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  • Development Economics II (english). This lecture concentrates on the analysis of markets and households in developing economies. The main focus is the examination of poverty. Beginning with measurement and interpretation of poverty, the following main topic will be the consequences. Regarding to the latter, famine, malnutrition, the situation of women, migration and poverty, and population issues will be covered. Moreover, vicious circles will be presented. The focus is on the examination of missing land, credit, insurance, and a non-functioning employment-sector which can cause these vicious circles. At least, this course deals with education and health-policy in developing countries.
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  • Development Economics III (english). This course will focus on regional perspectives in economic development of the past decades. The regions considered will be South and East Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, and Latin America. Emphasis will be placed on a comparative approach and both macro as well as micro perspectives will play a role. It would be advantageous if students had taken Development Economics I or II prior to this course or enrolled in one of the two concurrently.
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  • Development Economics IV (english). Seminar on different topics concerning Development Economics.

  • Advanced Development Economics (english). This course provides an overview over critical issues in development economics at the graduate level. The course will first focus on conceptualising and measuring development, after which macroeconomic perspectives will be considered. Thereafter the course will shift to microeconomic perspectives and will investigate issues of health, education, credit, and insurance. The last part of the course will then examine the political economy of development.
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  • Economic Development of Africa (english). This course considers development issues in Sub Saharan Africa. In particular, the course seeks to explore the factors accounting for Africa’s high poverty and poor growth performance.
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  • Gender and Development (english). This lecture course will deal with gender issues in developing countries. After providing an overview of the gender differences in various aspects of welfare and economic life, the course will then tackle a number of specific issues. Among them are issues in the measurement of gender inequality, causes and effects of gender inequality in education, labor force participation, and earnings, the causes and extent of gender inequality in mortality, and issues relating to household production, fertility, and intra-household resource allocation.
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  • Topics about Latin-America (deutsch, english). The seminars on topics about Latin-America focus on foreign trade and macroeconomic problems in Latin-America. Papers and presentations are both possible in German and English.
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  • Seminar on Social Preferences (english). In this seminar, we will review different models of social preferences that depart from the self-interest hypothesis; in particular, models that incorporate positive as well as negative concerns for others – e.g. altruism, reciprocity, trust, spite, envy etc. – and that allow for heterogeneity in preferences. We will review a number of experimental games with the help of which the prevalence of specific social preferences can be tested. We will contrast the empirical evidence that is based on laboratory and field experiments with the theory, discuss the implications and highlight the models’ limitations.
    Please contact Mrs. Friederike Lenel to register previous to the first meeting.
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  • Furthermore, the following courses took place in recent semesters:

  • Development and Climate Change (winter 2012/13)
  • Poverty and Inequality (winter 2012/13)
  • Die Gedankenwelt der radikalen Liberalen (Winter 2012/13)
  • Homo...Oeconomicus? (Sommer 2012)
  • Micro Development Economics (Sommer 2012)
  • Gender based Violence: Missing Women, Human Trafficking, and Domestic and Sexual Violence (winter 2011/12)
  • Political Economy of India's Development (winter 2011/12)
  • Seminar Globalization and Development (winter 2011/12)
  • Gesundheitsökonomie (Winter 2012/13)