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Cores Courses: Winter Term 2017/18

  • Mathematics for Advanced Economics, Michael Kramm, 4.10-7.10 and 10.10-12.10, 10:00 - 15:40, incl. a one-hour lunch break. RGS Econ, An oral exam solely for your information will follow the course
  • Lecture Core Microeconomics I  E.Kovac; Fridays 10:30-15:30; RGS Econ; start: Friday, Oct. 20th. every second week
  • Section Core Microeconomics I   F. Blönnigen, Wednesdays 10:00-12:00, RGS Econ, Start: Wednesday, Oct. 25th; not on Dec. 20th.
  • Lecture Core Econometrics I     C. Hanck, Mondays 10:00-12:00; RGS Econ; Start: Monday, Oct. 16th; not on Oct. 30th.
  • Section Core Econometrics I      P. Navas-Alban, Mondays 14:00-16:00, RGS Econ; Start: Monday, Oct. 16th.
  • Lecture & Section Core Macroeconomics I  P. Jung and J. Wergula; Tuesdays 08:30-14:00, TU Dortmund, Mathetower, M134; Start: Tuesday Oct. 17th.

Field Courses (Electives): Winter Term 2017/18

*** this list is continuously updated and will be completed by the end of september ***

Note: There is nor need to register your planned elective-participation with RGS Econ. Some courses may require registration with the lecturer, however. Please check the course information given below. In any case, please notifiy the lecturer at the beginning of the course that you are taking the course as an RGS Elective. To credit the course with RGS Econ, please ask the lecturer to send an email to, verifying your successful completion.

  • Statistical Modelling of Extremes (Fortgeschrittene Ökonometrie), Y. Hoga, Mondays 12:15-13:45, R12 R06 A93, UDE, Campus Essen; start: Oct. 9th. 2017.
    Extreme value theory concerns mathematical modelling of random extreme events. Recent development has introduced mathematical models for extreme values and statistical methods for them. Extreme values are of interest in, e.g., economics, safety and reliability, insurance mathematics, hydrology, meteorology, environmental sciences, and oceanography. The theory is used, e.g., for flood monitoring, construction of oil rigs, and calculation of insurance premiums for re-insurance of storm damage. While extreme values can have dire consequences, the experience of really extreme events is always very limited. Thus, extreme value statistics is often forced to extrapolate beyond the range of observations. The course will present the fundamental statistical methods for univariate and multivariate extremes, discuss examples of applications, e.g., regarding floods or human life expectancy, provide practical use of the models, and point to some open problems.

  • Experimental Economics (Project Seminar), J. Brosig-Koch, First meeting: October 9th, 2017, 4.00p.m., Essen, Weststadttürme (Berliner Platz 6-8), Room B.08.02; Syllabus

  • Bargaining Theory, J. Belau, in German. First Meeting: October 10th, 2017, Tuesdays, 4 -6:00 pm. TU Dortmund M 127. Participating doctoral students must submit a research proposal (5 pages) at the end of the course, subsituting for the exam. More Information.

  • Financial Mathematics, R. Kiesel, start date: October 18th, 2017; Wednesdays, 10am-12  in room  S05 T03 B94, UDE, Campus Essen, More information

  • Financial Econometrics, V. Golosnoy,  Lecture: Tuesdays, 10:00-12:00 (Start Oct. 10th, 2017); Exercise Session: Tuesdays, 8:00 - 10:00 (Start Oct. 17th, .2017), both in Room HGC 50 (RUB). Syllabus

  • Economics of Migration, Prof. T. Bauer, Seminar (en block). October 17 th  and 18th 2:00-6:00 pm in GC 02/130 (RUB) and Jan 31st – Feb 2nd @ RWI. Syllabus and registration

  • Econometric Evaluation of Economic Policies, Prof. T. Bauer, Fridays 2:00-4:00pm @ RWI, Start: 13.10.2017 Syllabus and registration

  • Topics in Public Economics, Prof. L. Zhurakhovska, 18.10.2017-22.11.2017, Wednesdays, 1:00 pm -5: 00pm in LB 335   LB, and Friday, Feb 2nd 10:00am - 6:00pm in LC 133   LC  (Campus Dusiburg). The purpose of the course is that students get an understanding for the method “experimental economics” as well as get familiar with experimental approaches to “public economics”. See also the course description from last year.

  • Advanced Econometrics, M. Schumann, Lecture: Tuesday, 10:15-11:45 an Wedensdays 12:15-13:45, both in in M/E21, Tu Dortmund, Start:10.10.2017; Exercises: Wednesdays 16:15-17:45 in CDI 121, Tu Dortmund, Start 18.10.2017. More Information