Elective courses

In this seminar, the participants shall prepare and present a seminar paper. The participants choose a topic that fits to the seminar title, which means that it shall deal with the ongoing Corona crisis. Recommendable are topics, which analyze economic policy decisions (e.g. various fiscal and monetary policies, but also related to the labour market and social and family policies) and their effects and effectiveness. The effectiveness should take into account a short run as well as a long run perspective. How will the crisis and the policy responses to it change the functioning of the economy and society in the long run? How has the crisis changed our understanding of the functioning of economy and society?  The paper can be empirical or theoretical. While it should have a strong policy focus, it should also explicitly build on the academic literature.

Part of the course: Presentation and discussion.

Time & venue:
To allow an intensive dialogue among the students, the seminar is organized in block classes. Many topics are closely related to each other.
Discussion of seminar topics: 15.11.2022, 10:00-13:00 & 17.11.2022, 10:00-13:00; DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Elinor Ostrom Hall
Presentation and discussion of seminar papers: 07.02.2023, 10:00-14:00 & 14.02.2023, 10:00-14:00; DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, Elinor Ostrom Hall

Seminar paper

Max. number of participants: 20
Please register between 10. and 14.10.2022 via email to mfratzscher@diw.de (please indicate your program and matriculation number).