Courses

The main aim of this course is to provide the students with an advanced training in econometric theory. Students successfully completing this course should be able to apply most of the modern econometric tools in empirical studies and, also, to understand and evaluate new researchresults in many important areas of...
Instructor: Laszlo Matyas
Credits: 4.0
The course is an introduction to labor economics, emphasizing applied microeconomic theory and empirical analysis. We are especially interested in the link between research and public policy. Topics to be covered include: labor supply and demand, taxes and transfers, minimum wages, immigration, human capital,...
Instructor: Andrea Weber
Credits: 4.0
To familiarize students with the basic concepts, models, and methods in informationeconomics, the study of the effects of information asymmetries on economic outcomes. Thetopics covered are: - Adverse Selection in Markets◦ Akerlof's lemons model - Nonlinear Pricing◦ The basic two-type model of hidden information◦...
Instructor: Marc Kaufmann
Credits: 2.0
This course will explore ways to integrate insights from psychology into economics by formalizing these insights by extending existing economic models. We will look at two types to enrich classical economic models. First, we will look at a richer set of preferences that people have, such as loss aversion, news utility...
Instructor: Marc Kaufmann
Credits: 4.0
The course gives an overview of the economic concepts, theoretical approaches and quantitative methods used in the main areas of European competition law: restrictive agreements (§101 of the EU Treaty), abuse of dominance (§102 of the EU Treaty) and merger control. First we explore the basic concepts of effective...
Instructor: Gergely Csorba
Credits: 4.0
We study problems related to the separation of ownership and control in modern corporations.  Corporate governance refers to the mechanisms that solve two principal-agent problems, one between the owners of capital and managers, and another between the small, dispersed owners and large, concentrated blockholders of...
Instructor: Almos Telegdy
Credits: 2.0
This course aims at providing an introduction to contemporary research in Political Economy, empirical methodologies and substantive findings in the field. It will cover various empirical methods which are used in the field with a special focus on Political Economy of Development, Corruption, and Media. Throughout the...
Instructor: Arieda Muco
Credits: 4.0
This course is designed to introduce you to the frontiers of research in financial economics. We will mainly focus on theoretical research in the areas of financial frictions, crises, liquidity, bubbles,financial intermediation, and banking. The course will contain a mix of lectures and paperdiscussions. A firm...
Instructor: Adam Zawadowski
Credits: 4.0
The course covers a range of topics in the field of economic growth. The focus is on macro facts and macro models of growth and development, including models of exogenous and endogenous growth, structural change, uncertainty, convergence, path dependence, and multiple equilibria.
Instructor: István Kónya
Credits: 2.0
This course gives an introduction to the field of Health Economics, which is a growing field within Microeconomics. Our focus during the course is on theoretical considerations, with linkages to health policy issues. We build on basic microeconomic models and theories, and see how those can be applied to address...
Instructor: Anikó Bíró
Credits: 2.0
This course gives an introduction into empirical methods used in modern industrial organization. We will discuss typical issues and solutions that come up in the estimation of production functions, demand systems, and models of industry competition. We will examine some applications of the above methods such as merger...
Instructor: Andrzej Baniak
Credits: 2.0
   The course covers key concepts in econometrics and intends to widen and deepen students’ knowledge of econometric methods. The first few lectures introduce some important econometric estimators, focusing on asymptotic theory in a cross-sectional data setting. The second part of the course is devoted to time series...
Credits: 4.0
The course aims at deepening our understanding of how firms and other organizations work. We will study the internal organization of firms as well as the nature of that web of relationships that firms set up with their employees, suppliers, customers, and sometimes their competitors.We will discuss both classical...
Instructor: Alessandro De Chiara
Credits: 4.0
IMPORTANT: This course can accommodate a maximum of 30 students. Priority is given to Mathematics students (Master and PhD) and Network Science PhD students. All other students are selected based on the entry test score. Students that take the course for grade have priority over auditors. All students, both registered...
Instructor: Roberta Sinatra
Credits: 3.0
students will have the opportunity to examine and understand the scope, nature, structure and contemporary meaning of a 20th century economic and societal system: Soviet communism and its development, history, achievements, failures, ideas and crimes. Soviet communism was a historical attempt to resolve the perceived...
Instructor: Lajos Bokros
Credits: 4.0