Courses

Please check with the BSE Handbook which mandatory courses you have to choose in your PhD track. Not all courses listed here can be approved as Core Courses for all BSE PhD tracks.

Friday, 04:15pm at SPA1
Description:

Schedule:

Feb 5: 4:15-7:45pm (room 21A)
Feb 8: 12:15-1:45pm (room 125); 2:15-3:45pm (room 21A)
Feb 9: 10:15-11:45am (room 21B); 4:15-5:45pm (room 21B)

Preliminary course outline:

1. Basic Model
2. Sequential Auctions
3. Relevance of private ex post information
4. Disclosure of ex post information
5. Ex post participation constraints
6. Relation ot the static model

Credits:
2.00
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Monday, 12:00pm to Friday, 12:00am
at Humboldt-Universität, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Spandauer Strasse 1, 10178 Berlin
Description:

July 6-10

Monday: 1 pm - 2 pm room 23 and 2.15 pm - 4 pm room 21a
Tuesday: 1 pm - 6 pm room 112
Wednesday: 1 pm - 6 pm room 112
Thursday: 1 pm - 6 pm room 117
Friday: 9 am - 2 pm room 21a

Spandauer Strasse 1.

This course will present a variety of models of choice behavior in single person decision problems and in games where the behavior is influenced by bounds on agents ability to reason and to remember. The course will consist of lectures only. I shall assign short problem sets to students. Students will receive a grade on the basis of their class participation and on the basis of their homeworks. Below is a preliminary list of topics and papers that will be covered.

1. Limited Logical Reasoning Abilities
(a) Robert Aumann, Interactive Epistemology I: Knowledge, International Journal of Game Theory 28 (1999), 263-300.
(b) Robert Aumann, Interactive Epistemology II: Probability, International Journal of Game Theory 28 (1999), 301-314.

2. Limited Awareness
(a) Salvatore Modica and Aldo Rustichini, Unawareness and Partitional Information Structures, Games and Economic Behavior 27 (1999), 265-298.
(b) Eddie Dekel, Barton Lipman and Aldo Rustichini, Standard State Spaces Preclude Unawareness, Econometrica 66 (1998), 159-173.
(c) Oliver Board and Kim-Sau Chung, Object-Based Unawareness: Theory and Applications.

3. Limited Strategic Thinking
(a) Dale O. Stahl and Paul W. Wilson, On Players’ Models of Other Players: Theory and Experimental Evidence, Games and Economic Behavior 10 (1995), 218-254.
(b) Vincent P. Crawford, Miguel A. Costa-Gomes, and Nagore Iriberri, Structural Models of Nonequilibrium Strategic Thinking: Theory, Evidence, and Applications, Journal of Economic Literature 51 (2013), 5-62.

4. Limited Foresight
(a) Philippe Jehiel, Limited Foresight May Force Cooperation, Review of Economic Studies 68 (2001), 369-391.1
(b) Shaowei Ke, Boundedly Rational Backward Induction, Job Market Paper, Princeton, 2015.

5. Bounded Memory
(a) Michele Piccione and Ariel Rubinstein, On the Interpretation of Decision Problems with Imperfect Recall, Games and Economic Behavior 20 (1997), 3-24.
(b) Tilman Börgers and Antonio Morales, Complexity Constraints in Two-Armed Bandit Problems: An Example.

6. Limited Attention
(a) Christopher Sims, Implications of Rational Inattention, Journal of Monetary Economics 50 (2003), 665-690.
(b) Andrew Ellis, Foundations for Optimal Inattention.

7. Strategies of Limited Complexity
(a) Dilip Abreu and Ariel Rubinstein, The Structure of Nash Equilibrium in Repeated Games With Finite Automata, Econometrica 56 (1998), 1259-1281.

8. The Design of Simple Mechanisms
(a) Gabriel Carroll, Robustness and Linear Contracts, American Economics Review 105 (2015), 536-563.
(b) Jacques Crémer and Michael Riordan, A Sequential Solution to the Public Goods Problem, Econometrica 53 (1985), 77-84.
(c) Liad Blumrosen, Noam Nisan and Ilya Segal, Auctions With Severely Bounded Communication, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research 28 (2007), 233-266.
(d) Qinggong Wu, Coarse Communication and Voting.

Credits:
5.00
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Monday, 10:00pm at Humboldt-Universität, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Spandauer Strasse 1, 10178 Berlin
Description:

The RTG 1659 invites you from April 13 to 17 to the following short course:

The aim of the course is to study models with heterogeneous agents and incomplete markets in macroeconomics, and to learn how to solve these models
numerically.
We will discuss some classical and some very recent papers on heterogenous agent models. I will provide software tools (my own toolkit and some Matlab programs) that should make the solution of these models as easy as possible.
Some prior experience in programming (in Matlab or some other programming language) would be very useful.

Mo: 10-12 (room 21A) + 14-16 (room 203)
Tue: 10-14 (room 21A)
Wed: 14-18 (room 21A)
Thu: 10-12 (room 21A) + 16-18 (room 125)
Fr: 10-12 (room 125)

Credits:
5.00
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Tuesday,
09:00am to 12:00pm
at ESMT, Forum
Description:

The workshop will consist of a two-hour lecture, followed by a one-hour case study.

Credits:
1.00
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Thursday, 04:00pm at Humboldt-Universität, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Spandauer Strasse 1, 10178 Berlin
Description:

May 21: 5 (sharp) to 8 pm (room 112)
May 22: 9 am to 4 pm (room 112)
May 27: 12 to 6 pm (room 21a)
May 28: cancelled!

We will provide an overview of dynamic games (repeated games and stochastic games, with or without private information). Within the context of discrete-time dynamic games with discounting (both qualifications to be understood throughout), we will survey all topics, with a focus on recent advances obtained in the last twenty years.

Topics will include, in the following order:

1. Repeated games with Imperfect Monitoring (RGIM)
(a) Perfect Monitoring
(b) Imperfect Public Monitoring
(c) Imperfect Private Monitoring

2. Repeated Games with Incomplete Information (RGII)
(a) Symmetric Learning
(b) Private Information
i. Strategic Types (Reputations)
ii. General Payoff Types

3. Stochastic Games

4. Repeated Bayesian Games

The lectures will be based on lecture notes, which supplement readings of relevant papers.
An extensive bibliography will be provided at the end of each set of lecture notes. The focus will
be on recent results and open problems.

Nonetheless, there are two excellent textbooks one might like to consult for repeated games
and related topics, namely:

Mailath, G., and L. Samuelson (2006). Repeated Games and Reputations, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Mertens, J.-F., S. Sorin and S. Zamir (2015). Repeated Games, forthcoming, Cambridge University Press. A (almost final) version is still available at www.ma.huji.ac.il/~zamir/documents/General.pdf

This course is co-financed by SFB 649 "Economic Risk".

Credits:
4.00
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Monday, 09:00am to Wednesday, 05:30pm
at Eleanor Dulles Room (5.2.010), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Tuesday, 09:00am to Thursday, 05:30pm
at Schmoller Room (1.2.026), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Friday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at Schmoller Room (1.2.026), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Description:

Jeremy Eckhause, Operations Researcher from the RAND Corporation and Sauleh Siddiqui, Assistant Professor from the Johns Hopkins University will teach a masterclass at the DIW Berlin. The course stretches over the whole week and will be taught each day in the morning and in the afternoon. On Monday and Wednesday the lessons will be held in the Dulles Room and on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the Schmoller Room. For more information please see the syllabus.

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Monday,
10:00am to 01:00pm
at FU, Henry-Ford-Bau, Garystr. 35, Konferenzraum I
Description:

This course will take place from April 22 to 24 (sessions both from 10am to 1pm and from 2 to 5pm) at Freie Universität. It will be co-taught with Conchita d'Ambrosio (Università di Milano-Bicocca).

A preliminary syllabus is attached.

Credits:
3.00
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Monday, 10:00am to Tuesday, 05:00pm
at tba
Description:

This short course about "Loan Pricing and Lending Relationships" takes place on June 25/26, 2012. It is organized by the BDPEMS and open to RTG and HGSB students. Further details (exact topic, syllabus, registration, etc.) will follow asap!

Please sign up on this website for this course until May 29, 2012.

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Thursday,
04:00pm to 05:30pm
at Schumpeter Hall, DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Friday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at Schumpeter Hall, DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Friday,
02:00pm to 03:30pm
at Schumpeter Hall, DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Description:

Gary Koop, Professor of Economics from the University of Strathclyde will teach a masterclass at the DIW Berlin.

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Monday,
09:30am to 11:00am
at ESMT, Schlossplatz 1, Room: Garden View
Description:

Course content:

Monday 20th of November: The first lecture is mainly Milgrom and Weber (82), Milgrom (81) and Pesendorfer and Swinkels (97) (Auctions and information aggregation)
Tuesday 21st of November: Second lecture is on Austen-Smith and Banks (96), and some papers of Feddersen and Pesendorfer.
Wednesday 22nd of November: Third lecture is on Battaglini (2017), Wolinsky (2002) and a new paper I am working on with Stephan Lauermann.

BDPEMS is organizing the course.

Credits:
3.00
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Monday,
10:00am to 01:30pm
at ESMT
Tuesday,
12:30pm to 04:00pm
at ESMT
Description:

The Messy Case for FDI Spillovers - Ronald B. Davies (UCD)

Among the supposed benefits of hosting foreign direct investment is that when multinationals are active in the host market, this increases the productivity of domestic firms via technological spillovers. In this short course, we will examine the evidence on such effects. In doing so, not only will we discuss the data on FDI, but also cover the main techniques used to construct productivity. Therefore the course will be of use to those interested in productivity more generally, including those in industrial organization, development, and macroeconomics.

The course will consist of four 90 minute lectures with a short exam given afterwards for those looking for credit.
The room will be announced in time.

Credits:
3.00
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Thursday,
09:00am to 05:00pm
at HU Berlin, Spandauer Straße 1, Room 21b
Description:

With increasing availability of digital data, the buzz word ‘big data’ is commonly used to describe information about online environments like web pages and social networks. While such data is relevant for a variety of research areas, getting and processing it - data scraping - is a common hurdle for social scientists. This course offers a hands-on and systematic introduction to data scraping using the open-source programming language Python. Participants will learn automated methods for retrieving data from Application Programming Interfaces (API) such as Twitter, as well as from web pages and PDF files. After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to independently conduct data scraping projects for social science research.

This workshop is organized by Berlin Network of Labor Market Research (BeNA).

Registration

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Wednesday (All day) at HU Berlin, Spandauer Strasse 1, room 112
Description:

Lecture by
Mr. Johann-Hinrich Ernst, Alternate Director with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) based in London, on the topic “Career opportunities with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development”.

Mr. Ernst is a senior diplomat with the German Foreign Service currently serving a term as representative of Germany in the Office of the German Executive Director with the EBRD. He will give insightful information about job opportunities with the EBRD and will subsequently be available for a Q&A session.

The talk will take place on June 8 from 12 to 1 pm in room 112, Spandauer Strasse 1.

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Tuesday, 10:15am at HU, Spandauer Str. 1
Description:

This short course is offered by the RTG.

Prof. Martimort's part: see attachment.

Prof. Sand's part: This lecture intends to provide a global view on climate agreements in a setting where asymmetric information matters, using the tools of mechanism design. The first part tackles pollution problems where one agent (or group of agents) can affect the well-being of another group of agents. In particular, we will review the work of Kwerel (RES, 1977), Montero (AER, 2008), and Rob (JET, 1989). In the second part, we analyze the case of global public goods and international agreements where all agents have an impact on the environment and at the same time suffer/benefit from the actions of the others. The analysis will be based on articles by Helm-Wirl (JEEM, 2014) and Martimort-Sand-Zantman (2012, CJE 2013).

Final schedule:

November 18 (Martimort)
2:15-3:45pm, 4:15-5:45pm (room 112)
November 19 (Martimort)
9:00-10:30am, 10:45am-12:15pm (room 23)
November 20 (Sand)
4:15-5:45pm (room 112)
November 21 (Sand)
9:15-10:45am, 11:15am-1:30pm (room 112)

Credits:
4.00
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Description:

This short course takes place on June 1, 2012 (10:00am-12:45pm and 2:00pm-4:45pm). It is organized by the Research Training Group 1659 „Interdependencies in the regulation of markets” and open to BDPEMS students. Please find the syllabus attached below. 

Credits:
2.00
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Thursday,
02:00pm to 05:30pm
at Eleanor Dulles Room (5.2.010), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Friday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at Eleanor Dulles Room (5.2.010), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
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Thursday,
02:30pm to 06:00pm
at DIW Berlin Schmoller Room 3.3002A
Description:

Matteo Iacoviello from the Federal Reserve will teach a masterclass on DSGE models.

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Monday,
02:00pm to 05:30pm
at Eleanor Dulles Room (5.2.010), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Tuesday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at Schmoller Room (1.2.026), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Description:

DIW Masterclass invites Ulrich Doraszelski for a guest lecture taking place July 4 and 5 about Dynamic Games: Numerical Methods and Applications.

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Thursday,
02:00pm to 05:00pm
at Schumpeter Hall, DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Friday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at Schumpeter Hall, DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Description:

DIW Masterclass invites Arthur van Soest, from Tilburg University, for a guest lecture taking place on October 10 and 11 with the topic "Econometric Analysis of Stated Preferences".

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Thursday,
02:00pm to 05:30pm
at Eleanor Dulles Room (5.2.010), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Friday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at Eleanor Dulles Room (5.2.010), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
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Monday,
02:00pm to 06:30pm
at Eleanor Dulles Room (5.2.010), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Tuesday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at Eleanor Dulles Room, DIw Berlin, Mohrenstr.58, 10117 Berlin
Description:

On December 10/11, we will invite the Bernstein Distinguished Professor Eric Ghysels from the the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and Professor of Finance at the Kenan-Flagler Business School to give a GC Masterclass on the topic:
Econometrics of Mixed Data Sampling (MIDAS) regressions and related methods.
Please find the short summary of the course attached.

Prof. Ghysels' main research interests are time series econometrics and finance. You can find his profile here:
http://www.unc.edu/~eghysels/

Time: 14:00-18:30 (Dec 10, Monday) ; 09:00-12:30 (Dec 11, Tuesday)
Place: Eleanor Dulles Room (5.2.010)

All are welcome to join us. If anyone is interested in participating in the masterclass, please drop me a short note at ycao@diw.de

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Monday, 10:15am at SPA1, various rooms
Description:

Schedule:

May 5: 10:15-11:45am (room 112)

May 6: 10:15-11:45am (room 224), 2:15-3:45pm (room 224)

May 7: 12:15-01:45pm (room 21B)

May 13 (NEW!): 10:15-11:45am (room 224), 2:15-3:45pm (room 224)

Credits:
3.00
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Instructor:
Tuesday,
09:00am to 06:00pm
at HU Berlin, SPA1, R. 22
Description:

This course focuses on empirical archival accounting research, covering theoretical, methodological and technical aspects of this research program. It is targeted at second year doctoral students and concentrates on financial accounting issues but also touches on some auditing, corporate governance and corporate finance topics.

 

Literature: See separate syllabus

 

Exam: Research Proposal, Presentation of Research Proposal and Course Participation

Credits:
6.00
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Instructor:
Tuesday, 08:00am at HU Berlin, Spandauer Straße 1, Room 22
Description:

This course takes place on September 18, 2012 and focuses on empirical archival accounting research, covering theoretical, methodological and technical aspects of this research program. After this course, participants should

  • have a clear understanding about the theoretical foundations of positive and capital market-linked accounting research,
  • understand the methodological approaches to and common pitfalls of empirical archival research designs,
  • have acquired information about the concept, usability and inter-operability of different data sources, like Compustat, CRSP, Worldscope, Datastream and I/B/E/S,
  • and, using the statistical software packages STATA and/or SAS, have gathered first experiences in designing and conducting a large-scale research project.

The course is offered in cooperation with the doctoral program of the German Association of Business Research (VHB). As the number of participants is limited we kindly ask to sign up for this course until June 4, 2012.

Selected overview literature:
Fields, T., Lys, T., and Vincent, L. (2001): Empirical research on accounting choice. In: Journal of Accounting and Economics 32: 255-307.
Kothari, S. P. (2001): Capital markets research in accounting. In: Journal of Accounting and Economics 31: 105-231.
Leuz, C. and Wysocki, P. (2008): Economic Consequences of Financial Reporting and Disclosure Regulation: A Review and Suggestions for Future Research, SSRN Working Paper.

Exam:
The course will consist of a combination of lectures, paper presentations by students, and a project conducted by the students in a lab-style atmosphere.

Credits:
6.00
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Wednesday, 03:00pm at HU Berlin, Dorotheenstraße 1, Room 005
Description:

This short course is planned to take place from July 11 to July 13, 2012. Final dates of the course are going to be announced.

As the number of participants is limited we kindly ask to sign up for this course until June 4, 2012.

Credits:
3.00
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at tba.
Description:

This short course is organized by the RTG1659 and will take place from June 24 to 28, 2013 as follows:

June 24: 1-5:30pm, room 112, Spandauer Str. 1
June 25: 1-5:30pm, room 005, Dorotheenstr. 1
June 26: 1-5:30pm, room 005, Dorotheenstr. 1
June 27: 1-5:30pm, room 112, Spandauer Str. 1
June 28: 1-5:30pm, room 005, Dorotheenstr. 1

For more details please see the attached syllabus.

Credits:
5.00
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Wednesday, 09:30am at Humboldt-Universität, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Spandauer Strasse 1, 10178 Berlin
Description:

This course will be splitted in two Parts.
Part I will take place from 22-24 of July and Part II will take place on 2-3 of September. Students will be required to hand in a research project by August 31.

July 22-24: 9:30 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 15:00 room 21a in Spandauer Strasse 1

Course Description:

Many economists spend much of their lives in front of a computer, analysing data or simulating economic models. Surprisingly few of them have ever been taught how to do this well.
Class exposure to programming languages is most often limited to mastering (Stata, Matlab, EViews, . . . ) just well enough in order to perform simple tasks like running a basic regression.
However, these skills do not scale up in a straightforward manner to handle complex projects such as a master's thesis, a research paper, or typical work in government or private business
settings. As a result, economists spend their time wrestling with software, instead of doing work, but have no idea how reliable or effcient their programs are.
This course is designed to help full in this gap. It is aimed at PhD students who expect to write their theses in a eld that requires modest to heavy use of computations. Examples
include applied microeconomics, econometrics, macroeconomics, computational economics - any field that either involves real-world data; or that does not generally lead to models with
simple closed-form solutions.
We will introduce students to programming methods that will substantially reduce their time spent programming while at the same time making their programs more dependable and their results reproducible without extra effort. The course draws extensively on some simple techniques that are the backbone of modern software development, which most economists are simply not aware of. It shows the usefulness of these techniques for a wide variety of economic and econometric applications by means of hands-on examples. More information can be found on http://www.wiwi.uni-bonn.de/gaudecker/teaching.html.

Credits:
5.00
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Monday,
02:00pm to 05:30pm
at DIW Mohrenstr. 58, Friedensburg Room (2.2.008)
Tuesday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at Schumpeter Hall, DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Description:

Juan F. Rubio-Ramírez, Professor of Economics from the Emory University, will have a masterclass at the DIW Berlin.

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Tuesday,
02:30pm to 05:30pm
at DIW Berlin, Schmoller R1.2.026
Wednesday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at DIW Berlin, Schmoller R1.2.026
Description:

Cristiano Cantore, Senior Lecturer in Economics in the University of Surrey , will have a minicourse at DIW Berlin.

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Thursday,
02:30pm to 06:00pm
at HU Berlin, Spandauer Straße 1, Room 22
Friday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at Friedensburg Room 2.2.008, DIW Berlin, Mohrenstraße 58
Description:

DIW Masterclass invites Stephen Ryan from the University of Texas in Austin for a guest lecture on October 13 and 14 with the title "Machine Learning Methods in Economics".

Room Change!

October 13, 14:30-18:00, Room 22, Spandauer Str.1, HU Berlin

October 14, 09:00-12:30, Schumpeter Hall, DIW Berlin

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Description:

The students should get acquainted with the basic theoretical models that are used to address the major issues of market design and regulation in the electricity and natural gas industry. In addition they should learn how far empirical evidence supports or questions these models.

Credits:
4.00
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Wednesday,
03:00pm to 06:00pm
at WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, room D118/119
Friday,
01:00pm to 04:00pm
at WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, room B001
Description:

This course introduces matching markets with indivisibilities: (1) Housing markets where each individual owns one house and the houses are reallocated; (2) House allocation where a set of (commonly owned) houses needs to be allocated to a set of agents; and (3) Two-sided matching where the set of agents is partitioned in two sets, workers and firms, and workers are matched to firms. In all these markets agents have strict (or weak) preferences over their possible matches and no monetary transfers are possible (or the monetary transfer is fixed like in entry-level medical markets). We will establish the key results from this literature and
recent developments regarding the existence of core allocations and the design of mechanisms satisfying desirable properties such as efficiency, individual rationality and strategy-proofness (=dominant strategy incentive compatibility). This course will be in the field of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Principal Reading:
Sönmez, T., Ünver, U., 2009. "Matching, Allocation, and Exchange of Discrete Resources," Working Paper.
https://ideas.repec.org/p/boc/bocoec/717.html

Additional Reading:
Roth, A., Sotomayor, M., 1990. "Two-Sided Matching: A Study in Game-Theoretic Modeling and Analysis" Cambridge University Press [Econometric Society Monograph].

Time and venue:
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 15.00 - 18.00, WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, room D118/119
Friday, June 21, 2019, 13.00 - 16.00, WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, room B001

Credits:
1.00
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Monday,
10:00am to 02:00pm
at Spandauer Str. 1
Description:

This course is a short course organized by the RTG. It is open to all BDPEMS students. The course will take place on five Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (room 112).

Dates:

  • November 5
  • November 12
  • November 19
  • November 26
  • December 3

Grading is based on two take home exams. The first exam will be handed out after the 4th lecture on November 12 and is due on November 19 before the lecture (see attached syllabus).

Credits:
4.00
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Monday, 10:00am to Thursday, 06:00pm
at Spandauer Str. 1, room 112
Description:

This short course is organized by the RTG1659 and consists of 9 lectures:

April 8: 10am-12pm, 2-6pm
April 9: 10am-12pm, 2-4pm
April 10: 2-6pm
April 11: 2-6pm

The aim of the course is to some important models with heterogeneous agents and incomplete markets in macroeconomics, and to learn the tools to solve these models numerically.
Some prior experience in programming (ideally in Matlab, but sufficient knowledge in other programming languages would also be OK) is highly desirable.

To sign up for this course please use the sign up function.

Credits:
4.00
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Thursday,
02:00pm to 05:30pm
at Room.220, Humboldt-Universität, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Spandauer Strasse 1, 10178 Berlin
Friday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at Room.220, Humboldt-Universität, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Spandauer Strasse 1, 10178 Berlin
Description:

This short course focuses on solving and analyzing economic models with occasionally binding constraints. Such constraints are a common feature in many environments.
A prominent example that recently has received a lot of attention is the zero lower bound on central banks’ policy rates. In response to the financial crisis and the massive decline in economic activity, central banks sharply reduced interest rates to levels close to zero.
Although some central banks’ policy rates have now entered negative territory, there clearly are constraints that limit the values policy rates can take on.

This course discusses numerical techniques that can be used to solve such models.

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Thursday,
02:00pm to 05:30pm
at Schumpeter Hall, DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr.58, 10117 Berlin
Friday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at Schumpeter Hall, DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr.58, 10117 Berlin
Description:

Thierry Magnac, Professor of Economics from the University Toulouse, will have a masterclass at the DIW Berlin.

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Monday,
02:00pm to 05:30pm
at Eleanor Dulles Room (5.2.010), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Tuesday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at Eleanor Dulles Room (5.2.010), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Description:

DIW Masterclass invites Jan De Loecker from Princeton University for a guest lecture on November 07 and 08 with the title"Production and Cost: an IO perspective".

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at tba.
Description:

This short course is organized by the RTG1659. It will take place from February 17 to 19, with a total of 9 lectures:

February 17
10:00-11:30am (room 112)
01:00-02:30pm (room 112)
03:00-04:30pm (room 112)

February 18
10:00-11:30am (room 112)
01:00-02:30pm (room 112)
03:00-04:30pm (computer room 026)

February 19
10:00-11:30am (room 112)
01:00-02:30pm (room 112)
03:00-04:30pm (computer room 026)

The maximum number of applicants is 20.

Credits:
4.00
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Wednesday,
02:00pm to 05:30pm
at Eleanor Dulles Room (5.2.010), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Thursday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58
Description:

The DIW Masterclass invites Joerg Breitung from University Cologne for a guest lecture on September 21 and 22 with the topic "Recent Developments in Panel Data Econometrics"

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Wednesday,
09:00am to 03:30pm
at ESMT, Schloßplatz 1, Room "Garden View"
Thursday,
09:00am to 03:00pm
at HU, Unter den Linden 6, Room 1066e
Description:

The course is already fully booked! No waiting list places are available!

Many economists spend much of their lives in front of a computer, analysing data or simulating economic models. Surprisingly few of them have ever been taught how to do this well. Class exposure to programming languages is most often limited to mastering Stata, Matlab, EViews, etc. just well enough in order to perform simple tasks like running a basic regression. However, these skills do not scale up in a straightforward manner to handle complex projects such as a master's thesis, a research paper, or typical work in government or private business settings. As a result, economists spend their time wrestling with software, instead of doing work, but have no idea how reliable or efficient their programs are.
This course is designed to help fill in this gap. It is aimed at PhD students who expect to write their theses in a field that requires modest to heavy use of computations. Examples include applied microeconomics, econometrics, macroeconomics, computational economics - any field that either involves real-world data; or that does not generally lead to models with simple closed-form solutions.
We will introduce students to programming methods that will substantially reduce their time spent programming while at the same time making their programs more dependable and their results reproducible without extra effort. The course draws extensively on some simple techniques that are the backbone of modern software development, which most economists are simply not aware of. It shows the usefulness of these techniques for a wide variety of economic and econometric applications by means of hands-on examples.

The course will be split in two parts:

First part:
October 31 - November 2, 2018, 9.00am - 12.30pm and 2.00pm - 3.30pm
ESMT, Schloßplatz 1, Room "Garden View"

Second part:
November 29 - 30, 2018, 9.00am - 12.30pm and 2.00pm - 3.30pm
HU, Unter den Linden 6, Room 1066e

Credits:
5.00
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Thursday,
09:00am to 05:00pm
at University of Potsdam, Campus Griebnitzsee | Building 7, Room 2.41
Description:

This workshop targets students who want to run economic experiments. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to conduct simple experiments, including the programming in z-Tree as well as running a session in practice.

Day 1: Lecture-style teaching: experimental methodology, running a session
Day 2&3: Hands-on programming in z-Tree

Location: University of Potsdam, Campus Griebnitzsee | Building 7, Room 2.41
Time: November 8th-10th, 2018 | 9am-5pm

Graded work:
Programming an experiment and presenting it. Presentations will take place on December 7th, starting at 10am.

Please register by e-mail to lisa.bruttel@uni-potsdam.de until October 31, 2018.

Credits:
3.00
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Wednesday, 10:30am to Friday, 12:00pm
at DIW Anna J. Schwartz Room (5.2.010)
Description:

Requirements: The final grade will be based on a take-home exam.

Summary Course Description: This mini-course aims to acquaint students with selected topics at the frontier of research in International Macroeconomics. It covers developments in a number of topics relevant for understanding the workings of open economies, including financial frictions, sovereign default, nominal frictions, exchange-rate policy, terms-of-trade shocks, real exchange-rate determination, and international aspects of business-cycle analysis.

Location: DIW Berlin, Mohrenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin (Mitte) - Anna J. Schwartz Room (5.2.010)

Lecture 1, May 2, 10:30-12
Lecture 2, May 3, 10:30-12
Lecture 3, May 3, 2:30-4
Lecture 4, May 4, 10:30-12

Credits:
3.00
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Monday, 10:00am to Saturday, 05:00pm
at Humboldt-Universität, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Spandauer Strasse 1, 10178 Berlin
Description:

five-day workshop on Solving and estimating DSGE models
taught by Prof. Fabio Canova, PhD (European Univsersity Insititute, Florence)

March 17 - 21, 2014

Lectures:
Solving DSGE models (March 17)
ML estimation of DSGE models (March 18)
Bayesian estimation of DSGE models (March 19-20)

Presentations:
Workshop on dynamic macroeconomics (March 21)
Apply for one of the 10 slots by sending an extended abstract to email adress below. (Deadline: February 15)

Questions and applications: simon.voigts@googlemail.com
Participation free of charge, only PhD candidates, Post-docs, Assistant Professors and Professors. Master students in exceptional cases.

Credits:
3.00
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Description:

This short course takes place on

  • June 4, 2012 (10:00am - 6:45pm),
  • June 5, 2012 (9:00am - 4:00pm) and
  • June 25, 2012 (12:00pm - 6:30pm).

It is organized by the Research Training Group 1659 „Interdependencies in the regulation of markets” and open to BDPEMS students. Please find the syllabus below.

Credits:
4.00
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Monday,
10:00am to 12:00pm
at HU, Spandauer Str. 1, room 112
Description:

This short course by John Roemer (Yale University) consists of three lectures:

December 10: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., room 112: "A theory of sustainability for a warming planet"
December 11: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., room 112: "North-South convergence in the presence of climate change"
December 12: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., room 112: "Kantian equilibrium: A game-theoretic approach to cooperation"

Assignment: Students who would like to obtain credits will be asked to hand in a report after the course.

You can sign up for the course on this site or by writing an e-mail to bdpems@hu-berlin.de. The course material will be provided via e-mail in due time.

Credits:
2.00
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Monday, 10:00am to Thursday, 04:00pm
at HU Berlin, Dorotheenstrasse 24, room 2402
Description:

Date: September 29 - October 2
Time: 10-12 and 3-4

Workers find jobs via personal acquaintances, firms collaborate to introduce new technologies, doctors prescribe new drugs based on conversations with colleagues, farmers learn about crops from neighboring farms, while pupils strive to conform to the work ethic of their peers at school. Our opportunities and our choices are shaped by the connections we have. The awareness that connections matter leads us to invest in them. And these investments give rise to networks of friendship, the world wide web, the network of collaboration
among firms, and many other networks which we see around us. These observations have inspired an exciting new research programme in economics which examines the origins and the implications of networks. The lectures in this course provide a rigorous introduction to this research.

For more details, please have a look at the syllabus.

Credits:
3.00
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Monday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at Eleanor Dulles Room (5.2.010), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Tuesday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at Eleanor Dulles Room (5.2.010), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Description:

Hans-Martin von Gaudecker, Professor of Economics from the University of Bonn will teach a masterclass at the DIW Berlin.

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Monday, 10:30am to Tuesday, 01:00pm
at Grimmzentrum, Auditorium, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1/3
Description:

Lecturer: Guido Imbens, Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Monday
10:30 -12 Lecture 1
Lunch
13 -14:30 Lecture 2
Coffee
15-16:30 Lecture 3

Tuesday
10-13 Lecture 4

If you want to participate, please send a mail to case-dls2014@hu-berlin.de

More information here: http://www.case.hu-berlin.de/events/2014/DLS/index_html

Credits:
1.50
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Monday,
02:15pm to 06:45pm
at SPA1, R. 112
Description:

The course will take place on the following dates:

June 30: 2:15-3:45pm, 4:15-5:45pm
July 2, 3, 7, 9, 10: 2:15-3:45pm
July 4,11: 10:15-11:45am

Credits:
4.00
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Description:

This short course is offered by BDPEMS and will take place as follows:

June 10, 13, 17, and 20: 4-6pm
June 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, and 21: 2-4pm

location: SPA1, room 112

A preliminary syllabus is attached.

To sign up for this course please use the sign up function.

Credits:
3.00
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Thursday,
10:00am to 12:00pm
at June 14: SPA1 room 112; June 15: SPA1 room 21B
Thursday,
02:00pm to 04:00pm
at June 14: SPA1 room 112; June 15: SPA1 room 21A
Description:

This short course takes place on June 14/15, 2012 (10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm). It is organized by the Research Training Group 1659 „Interdependencies in the regulation of markets” and open to BDPEMS students. Further details (exact topic, syllabus) see download. Please write an email to rtg1659.wiwi@hu-berlin.de to register.

Credits:
2.00
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Tuesday, 09:00am at Humboldt-Universität, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Spandauer Strasse 1, 10178 Berlin
Description:

DATE

June 2 and 3, 2015

June 2: 9 am - noon & 1:30 pm - 3 pm (Spandauer Strasse 1, room 112)
June 3: 9 am - noon & 2 pm - 3:30 pm (Spandauer Strasse 1, room 21a)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The objective of this course is to introduce students to dynamic games and their applications in economics, with an emphasis on industrial organization. During the course we will solve a simple version of the Ericson & Pakes (1995) model of industry dynamics and discuss how to extend it to capture key features of real-world industries. We will discuss some of the existing methods for computing equilibria of dynamic games and ways to alleviate the computational burden.

Credits:
2.00
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Thursday,
02:00pm to 05:30pm
at Eleanor Dulles Room (5.2.010), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Friday,
09:00am to 12:30pm
at Eleanor Dulles Room, DIw Berlin, Mohrenstr.58, 10117 Berlin
Description:

January 23 and 24 2014

Prof. Dr. Christian M. Hafner from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) has been invited to give a GC Masterclass on the topic: Volatility Modelling and Risk Management. His research areas include time series econometrics, applied nonparametric statistics and empirical finance.
You can find his profile here:
http://perso.uclouvain.be/christian.hafner/

If you would like to join the masterclass, please drop me a note at ycao@diw.de

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