Courses

The course introduces the students into the theoretical foundations of antitrust policy (called competition policy in Europe). This will be followed by a detailed explanation of the development of antitrust policy in the United States. The most in-depth part of the course is the analysis of antitrust regulation in the...
Instructor: Ádám Török
Credits: 2.0
Course Outline:Session 1Date:    TBAAims:    To reflect on CEU requirements and departmental guidelines for writing the thesis.To suggest possible features for the thesis outline.To revisit the thesis proposal and discuss how it could be extended into a working outline for the thesis.To address time-management issues...
Instructor: Zsuzsanna Toth
Credits: 1.0
elective for MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets 2nd yr
Credits: 0.0
How can cognitive science inform policy-making? Can policy be improved by taking findings of cognitive science into account?            Traditional policy making assumes that citizens are rational agents who always take the best decisions for themselves. Yet, findings in behavioral economics and cognitive psychology...
Instructor: Christophe Heintz
Credits: 2.0
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
Type: core Seminars: Group 1: for full-time students primarily. Group 2: for part-time students in MSc in Business Analytics primarily. Group 3: for MSc in Finance students and all for whom the course in not offered in their program. MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets students have to choose one from Data...
Instructor: Gergely Daroczi
Credits: 2.0
Type: core for PhD in Business Administration 1st yr , MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets 1st yr, elective for MA in Global Economic Relations ( full time...
Instructor: Gábor Békés
Credits: 2.0
This course is core for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, MSc in Business Analytics, PhD in Business Administrationelective for : MA in Global Economic Relations, MSc in Finance Seminars:Group 1: programming in STATA, full-time schedule, for MA and PhD students primarily. Group 2: programming in R, full-time...
Instructor: Arieda Muço
Credits: 2.0
Type: core for MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets 1st yr, MSc in Business Analytics (full-time), MSc in Business Analytics (part-time)elective for: PhD in Business Administration, MA in Global Economic Relations (full-time), MA in Global Economic Relations (part-time), MSc in Finance (full-time), MSc in Finance (...
Instructor: Gábor Békés
Credits: 2.0
Type: electiveTiming: Full time: weekday Data analysis in business and policy applications is often aimed at prediction. The course introduces tools to evaluate predictions, such as loss functions or the Brier score. It emphasizes the importance of out-of-sample prediction, the role of stationarity, the dangers of...
Instructor: Gábor Békés
Credits: 2.0
Type: elective for PhD in Business Administration, MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, MSc in Business Analytics (full-time), MSc in Finance (full-time), MSc in Finance (part-time)Timing: Full time: weekday Decisions in business and policy are often centered on specific interventions, such as changing monetary...
Instructor: Gábor Békés
Credits: 2.0
CNSC 6012Prerequisites: You need to be proficient with Python to take this course – read the “to satisfy the prerequisites” section belowCourse schedule: this course will take place twice a week during the second half of the term, starting on November 2, 2017.Course Level: Master and PhDOffice: 609 Nador 11Office...
Instructor: Roberta Sinatra
Credits: 2.0
Instructor: Anikó Hannák (hannaka@ceu.edu, office hours: Tuesdays 4:00pm-5:30pm by appointment)Credits: 2 (4 ECTS)Term: Winter 2017-2018This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to programming with Python, starting from the basics. Beyond confidently using Python, the class will focus on solving problems...
Instructor: Ancsa Hannak
Credits: 2.0
Course code: CNSC 6006Course Instructor: Prof. Roberta Sinatra, sinatrar@ceu.eduOffice: N11 609Office hours: TBA or by appointmentIMPORTANT: During the first class, we will hand out a test to check the prerequisites among the students. Those that do not reach the minimum threshold will not be able to take the course,...
Instructor: Roberta Sinatra
Credits: 2.0
This course is mandatory for MA students in Economic and Legal Studies and elective for the other students.
Instructor: Andrzej Baniak
Credits: 2.0
This course provides the opportunity for students to experience the intersection of the policy and business worlds. Students will work on specific projects to enhance their practical skills in the world of business and governance.The topics chosen provide students with the chance to contribute to the policy making...
Instructor: Michael LaBelle
Credits: 2.0
The European Union will be examined in depth, from the formation of the Oil and Steel Community to the Energy Union, and how energy policies, regulations and infrastructure have changed over time. This course will target students needing a holistic and in-depth view of the EU’s energy sector, from Economics,...
Instructor: Michael LaBelle
Credits: 2.0
This course provides the opportunity for students to engage first-hand in the operations of energy markets and the impact of regulation on the energy sector. Students will work on specific projects to enhance their practical skills in the world of economics, business and governance by working with companies and...
Instructor: Michael LaBelle
Credits: 1.0
Core for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, MSc in Finance (full-time), MSc in Technology Management and Innovation (full-time)Elective for: MA in Global Economic Relations (full-time)The aim of the course is to provide a broad understanding of the principles and techniques of finance, and to apply these to...
Instructor: Peter Szilagyi
Credits: 2.0
elective for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, MA in Global Economic Relations ( Full Time)Presentation of the major issues in fiscal policy and public financial management: theoretical foundations, empirical measurement, institutional solutions
Instructor: Balázs Romhányi
Credits: 4.0
Course code: CNSC 6000Level: DoctoralCourse Status: MandatoryBackground and overall aim of the course:Networks are ubiquitous. Economic trade, social relationships, terrorist organizations or biochemical reactions – all span networks. Network science has gone through a spectacular development recently. The data deluge...
Instructor: János Kertész
Credits: 4.0
This course presents systematic explanation of the emergence of the global economy. This course is prepared as a broad introduction to the topics at the centre of policy debates, which the student - who may one day be involved in policy making in different contexts - might find useful. The course is taught in non-...
Credits: 4.0
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
elective for MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets and MA in Global Economic Relations ( Full Time)This course will introduce students to the theory, practice and reform of healthcare systems.  We will examine how such systems supposed to work, how they actually work, and how they can and cannot be reformed.  ...
Instructor: Peter Mihalyi
Credits: 4.0
This course is accessible to anyone with an under-graduate background in social sciences or economics; this course presents review of the history of economic thinking and economic analysis; course covers the following topics: Introduction, Great Religions and the Origins of Economic Thought; Greek and Medieval Thought...
Instructor: Julius Horvath
Credits: 2.0
core for : MA is Economic Policy in Global Markets 1st yrelective for : MA in Global Economic Relation ( Full Time) The course is student centred. It will explore a wide range of contemporary issues regarding policies and institutions.  Students will be expected to address real life economic policy problems, drawing...
Instructor: Jacek Rostowski
Credits: 3.0
core for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets 1st yearThe course will be delivered by a handful of internationally well know experts in a given well specifiedfield of economic policy.
Instructor: Laszlo Matyas
Credits: 2.0
The course will be delivered by a handful of internationally well know experts in a given well specifiedfield of economic policy.
Instructor: László Mátyás
Credits: 2.0
The course equips students with the math knowledge allowing them to go through theMA program successfully. Completion of the course is a necessary condition for continuing the program.The course aims to ensure that all the students mastered the mathematical skillssufficient to participate in the program.
Instructor: Gabor Revesz
Credits: 3.0
core for MSc In Finance ( Full Time); elective for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, MA in Economics This course offers the financial theory and quantitative tools necessary for understanding how assetprices are determined, and how financial assets are used for investment. The first half of the...
Instructor: Adam Zawadowski
Credits: 4.0
This is a University-wide Course and it is open to all CEU students.Big Data is all around us – facebook users, records on citizens, the network of neurons in the brain, routes of migrants, impact of publications. The Data itself is neither good or evil, however, it can be used for either purposes. The availability...
Credits: 2.0
The course is an introduction to labor economics, emphasizing applied microeconomic theory and empiricalanalysis. 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, education...
Credits: 3.0
Elective courseIn Program MA in Global Economic Relations elective only for Full Time students.A policy-design and practice-orientated course on macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policy, budget planning and execution, subsovereign finance, regulation and supervision of financial institutions, corporate and financial...
Instructor: Lajos Bokros
Credits: 4.0
elective for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, MA in Global Economic Relations (full-time)Course explores major contemporary issues in macroeconomic policies and institutions – drawing ontheoretical analysis, empirical evidence, and practical experience. Although the primary focus is onadvanced economies,...
Instructor: George Kopits
Credits: 2.0
The objective of the course is to provide a systematic introduction to macroeconomics for students ofEconomic Policy. The course is designed to provide students with a unified framework that can be used toanalyze key macroeconomic issues such as growth, inflation, budget deficits, recessions, productivity,interest...
Instructor: Attila Rátfai
Credits: 4.0
Microeconomics studies how individual market participants, like households and firms, make their choicesfrom the alternatives available to them. It also studies how such choices interact in the market todetermine prices and resource allocations. A thorough understanding of microeconomics will be useful forany economic...
Instructor: Alessandro De Chiara
Credits: 4.0
This course will introduce students to the design and implementation of modern fiscal frameworks with a special emphasis on the euro area. The current explosion of the number of independent fiscal institutions (fiscal councils) worldwide reflects an emerging consensus among economists that independent fiscal watchdogs...
Instructor: Ludovit Odor
Credits: 2.0
This course presents description and analysis of the emergence, evolution and current state of world financial system. We begin with classical introductory papers, and then we follow with historical overview with emphasis on the last two decades when globalization led to dramatic expansion of the world financial...
Instructor: Julius Horvath
Credits: 4.0
The course is designed to give a thorough but intuitive overview of the main causes and consequences of underdevelopment in the global economy. The focus will be on country-level analysis, but inequality within countries will also be discussed. Students will be exposed to the role of technology, human capital,...
Instructor: István Kónya
Credits: 2.0
This is an MA course, combining theory and policy, addressing the fundamentals of what remains of the EU after Brexit. It addresses the history, institutional evolution as well as the core policies of the changing structures of the European Union, focusing on those relating to money and decision making on Community...
Instructor: László Csaba
Credits: 4.0
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