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Master Research Seminar Applied Economic Policy

Master Research Seminar Applied Economic Policy (372011)

  • Summer Semester

    SEMINAR PROFILE

    General Details 
    Seminar title Master Research Seminar Applied Economic Policy
    Course code(s) 372011
    Academic session SuSe 2022
    Course availability SuSe and WiSe
    Course content 

    Key topic areas depend on semester

    Target group / area

    BSc WiWi PO 2017: Area Economics

    Number of participants 12
    Course language German or English
    Location intern Seminar
    External partner Landeshauptstadt Hannover
    Timetable Block seminar
    Completion of term paper during lecture period
    Requirements and Academic Support 
    Introductory course to academic research Recommended: https://www.sk.uni-hannover.de/schreiben.html 
    Formal guidelines None
    General LiteratureNone
    Basic literature to introduce each topic Yes
    Methodology Literature analysis, empirical analysis, working with statistical databases (UN, OECD, Eurostat, Destatis u.a.)
    Specialised software None
    Recommended word processing software no special recommendation
    Length of term paper15 pages (excluding appendix)
    Meeting(s) to discuss outline min. 2
    Performance requirements / evaluation [indicate weighting] obligated attendance during meetings and presentation of the paper, oral participation / seminar paper (75%), presentation (20%) and discussion (5%)
    examiner Prof. Dr. Thomsen
    contact persons Daniel Vogt
    Group Assignments and Topics 
    Group assignment Yes
    Group size 2
    Group formation based on preferences
    Topics

    see seminar announcement

    Assignment of topics  based on preferences
    Initial registration
    Process Schedule 
    Initial registration / application 
    Initial discussion / topic discussion / kick-off meeting  26th April 2022 09:15 am
    Topic assignment 26th April 2022 09:15 am
    Formal (binding) registration at kick-off meeting
    Commencement of seminar paper

    on date of kick-off meeting

    Submission of seminar paper / Presentation seminar paper

    Submission: 3rd of July 2022

    Presentation: 8th of July 2022

    Submission of presentation 7th of July
    Schedule see seminar announcement
  • Winter Semester

    Seminar Description Winter Semester

    General Details 
    Seminar title Master Research Seminar Applied Economic Policy
    Course code(s) 372011
    Academic session WiSe 2022/23
    Course availability SuSe and WiSe
    Course content 

    Key topic areas depend on semester

    Target group / area

    MSc WiWi PO 2017: Area Economics

    Number of participants 6
    Course language German or English
    Location intern Seminar
    Industry partner No
    Timetable  Weekly session, dates as required
    Completion of term paper during lecture period
    Requirements and Academic Support 
    Introductory course to academic research Recommended: https://www.sk.uni-hannover.de/schreiben.html 
    Formal guidelines  Good to very good knowledge of empirical economic research and quantitative methods.
    General Literature-
    Basic literature to introduce each topic  To be announced; data access can be provided by the Institute of Economic Policy (e.g. data from statistical offices, Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) etc.).
    Methodology Preferred quantitative-empirical analysis
    Specialised software  None (Office, Stata, R)
    Recommended word processing software no special recommendation
    Length of term paper Approx. 10-15 pages plus appendices, explanations, codes
    Meeting(s) to discuss outline min. 2
    Performance requirements / evaluation [indicate weighting] obligated attendance during meetings and presentation of the paper, oral participation / seminar paper (75%), presentation and discussion (25%)
    examiner Prof. Dr. Thomsen
    contact persons Dennis H. Meier
    Group Assignments and Topics 
    Group assignment  Possible and desirable
    topics

    Independent research-based working on economic policy issues related to the framework topic, but own topic ideas and suggestions are also very welcome. The seminar is an excellent preparation for a later occupation in research and science (PhD studies).

    Assignment of topics  Preference-based. Students work on an independent research question using scientific methods and present the results. Close supervision of the research progress by the supervisors is an essential part of the seminar.
    Initial registration  with grade transcript by e-mail to the contact persons mentioned above. Please also register early in the studIP course (from 01.09.2022)!
    Process Schedule 
    Initial registration / application  Registration prior to introductory session (with grade transcript) via email to meier@wipol.uni-hannover.de
    Initial discussion / topic discussion / kick-off meeting  Assignment and binding registration at Kick-Off-Meeting at the beginning of the semester (probably on 10.10.2022, 2.30 p.m. Room to be announced.), approx. 16 weeks processing time (deadline: end of February 2023), obligatory attendance at all seminar classes.
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