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
We introduce the fundamental methods and toolkit needed to analyze dynamic general equilibrium optimizing models in discrete time. The goal of this course is to provide students with understanding a set of key macroeconomic models and how those can be taken to data. The solution/estimation methods reviewed during the...
Instructor: István Kónya, Tamás Briglevics
Credits: 4.0
This course presents the foundations of, and selected topics in, game theory. We will review basic definitions and equilibrium concepts, and develop applications ranging from auctions to political economy and industrial organization. The goal is to develop a structured way of thinking about strategic interactions,...
Instructor: László Kóczy
Credits: 2.0
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
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 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
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 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
International Macroeconomics and Finance asks questions like ‘Are business cycles in different economies all alike?’, ‘How macroeconomic fluctuations are linked together across countries?’, ‘Why are international relative price persistent?’, ‘Are there border effects in price differentials’, ‘Is capital flowing from...
Instructor: Attila Rátfai
Credits: 2.0
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