"The Rules of the Game" - Institutional Economics 2400-PPMG134
The principal aim of the seminar is to get its participants ready for preparing their master dissertations. Thematic scope of the seminar is relatively broad, but has strong ties with institutional economics. The seminar is dedicated for students willing to conduct research about institutions from economic perspective. Introductory meeting about principal methods of economic research and requirements for dissertations takes place. Subsequently, Students make themselves familiar with theoretical foundations of institutional economics (basic literature, journal articles, individually proposed), as well as empirical ones. Next, participants of the seminar choose the topic of dissertation, prepare conspects and the thesis. Research ideas are subject to open discussion during group meetings.
Type of course
Knowledge: actual knowledge within current research in institutional economics; familiarity with institutional economics research tools; interpretation of socio-economic phenomena based on theoretical and empirical sources
Economic skills: meritorical critique on economic problems; conducting independent economic research; proper selection of relevant literature and arguments within research; data gathering, transformation and analyzes; preparation of economic dissertation
Social skills: working individually; working in groups; cooperation with supervisor in preparing the thesis; participating in discussion by expressing one's views; manifestation of research openness and curiosity towards economic issues
KW01, KW02, KW03, KU01, KU02, KU03, KK01, KK02, KK03
Passing the first semester upon preliminary plan/conspect of the dissertation. Completing the following semesters upon progress in preparing the dissertation.
The literature is going to address the individual interests of participants of the seminar and particular scopre of prepared dissertations.
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