Monetary Policy, Financial Markets and the European Crisis

Guest Instructor: 
Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D.
Time I: 
03:00pm to 05:30pm
Time II: 
09:00am to 06:00pm
Time III: 
09:00am to 06:00pm
Venue I: 
DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr.58, Friedensburg Raum 22008
Venue II: 
DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Schumpeter Hall
Venue III: 
DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Schumpeter Hall

Lecturer: Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, Ph.D.
Place: DIW Berlin, Schumpeter Hall, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin
Time: April 23, 2014, 15:00-17:30 o'clock, Discussion of seminar topics
June 19/20, 2014, 09:00-18:00 o'clock, Presentation and discussion of seminar papers

Short description of content: This seminar requests each participant to prepare and present a seminar paper. The participants choose a topic that fits to the seminar title, which means that it shall deal with the European cirsis. Recommendable are topics, which analyze economic policy decisions (especially the monetary policy of the ECB) as well as the functioning of the financial markets or the contagion effects of the crisis.
The paper can be empirical or theoretical and shall orientate towards the academic literature in this field.
To allow an intensive dialogue among the students, the seminar is organized in block classes. Many topics are closely related to each other.

Restriction to participation: 15
Registration: Till 20.04.2014 by e-mail to
Audience: Master students, PhD (BDPEMS, GC)
MA: 6 SP, Modul: "Topics in Macroeconomics"
Exam: Seminar paper (10-15 pages, 70%) + presentation and discussion (30%)

Spring 2014