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Bachelor

Entwicklungs- und Umweltökonomik

Global Food Security (172800)

Mo. 09:15 - 10:45 in III-115Parvathi, Waibel

Inhalt:

  • Causes of and interrelationship between underdevelopment, poverty and food insecurity, hunger, malnutrition and famines, the role of agriculture in economic development; the connection between food production, food prices and food security; food security strategies at global, national and household lever: food aid, agricultural-led growth, entitlement approach, participatory rural development, the economics of rural households in poor countries.
  • Causes of poverty and underdevelopment
  • Measurements of hunger and Malnutrition;Concepts of Food Security
  • the role of agriculture, agricultural and Food Systems in development countries.

Literatur:

  • Drèze and Sen (1989) Hunger and Public Action.
  • Blankenburg, P. von (1982) Handbuch der Landwirtschaft und Ernährung in den Entwicklungsländern, Band 1 (Sozialökonomie der ländlichen Entwicklung).
  • Stieglitz, J. (1989) On the Economic Role of the State, in: A. Heertje (ed.) The Economic Role of the State, Oxford.
  • Zeeuw, H., S. Gündel and H. Waibel (2000) The Integration of Agriculture in Urban Policies, in: Deutsche Stiftung für Entwicklung (ed.), Growing Cities Growing Food, Feldafing.

Bemerkungen:

Die Einführung in das Vertiefungsfach findet in der KW 16 statt. Prüfungsleistung ist eine mündliche Prüfung.

Environmental Economics of Developing Countries (172802)

Di. 12:45 - 14:15 in III-115Liebenehm, Waibel

Inhalt:

The main issues of the module Environmental Economics of Developing Countries are causes and extent of environmental problems in developing countries and methods of economic evaluation. Examples in this context are environmental effects of technologies and natural resource use, e.g. pesticides, genetic engineering technologies for food and agriculture, soil erosion, water management, forests and fisheries.

Literatur:

  • Pearce, D. W. and R. K. Turner (1990) Economics of natural Resources and the Environment.
  • Baltimore. Dixon, J. A. et al. (1988) Economics Analysis of environmental Impact of Development Projects, London.
  • Monashinghe, M. (1993) Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development World Bank Environment Papers No. 3 Washington D. C. United Nations Development Program (2003) Global Environmental Outlook.
  • Further Literature will be provided.

Bemerkungen:

Prüfungsleistung ist eine mündliche Prüfung.

Seminar Entwicklungsökonomie (76407 / 172807)

BlockveranstaltungU. Grote, M. Hübler, Waibel

Inhalt:

Das Seminar ist eine Gemeinschaftsveranstaltung für Studierende des Faches Entwicklungsökonomik und der beiden ökonomischen Prüfungsfächer im Studium Gartenbauwissenschaften. Die Studierenden sollen zu einem Thema einen 20 minütigen Vortrag halten, der anschließend diskutiert wird. Für die erfolgreiche Teilnahme (Hausarbeit, Vortrag, regelmäßige Teilnahme an der Diskussion) wird ein Schein erteilt.

Literatur:

Wird themenabhängig bekannt gegeben.

Bemerkungen:

Der Termin der Vorbesprechung wird durch Aushang und auf der Website bekannt gegeben.

Seminar Microfinance (170568 / 171668 / 172868)

Mi. 14:30 - 16:00 in III-115Steiner

Bemerkungen:

This seminar is targeted at students who are interested in microfinance, which is the supply of financial services to low-income people. Even though microfinance is not limited to developing countries, the seminar covers mostly Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The seminar starts with a series of four lectures. In these, the basics of microfinance are introduced and the three components of microfinance, i.e. microcredit, microsavings, and microinsurance, are presented.

The lectures are followed by group work. Groups are requested to study the supply of microfinance in a selected country and to propose an innovative microfinance product tailored to this country. The result of the group work is presented in two half-day sessions (Blockseminar) at the end of the semester.

Bank- und Finanzwirtschaft / Finanzmärkte

Seminar Microfinance (170568 / 171668 / 172868)

Mi. 14:30 - 16:00 in III-115Steiner

Bemerkungen:

This seminar is targeted at students who are interested in microfinance, which is the supply of financial services to low-income people. Even though microfinance is not limited to developing countries, the seminar covers mostly Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The seminar starts with a series of four lectures. In these, the basics of microfinance are introduced and the three components of microfinance, i.e. microcredit, microsavings, and microinsurance, are presented.

The lectures are followed by group work. Groups are requested to study the supply of microfinance in a selected country and to propose an innovative microfinance product tailored to this country. The result of the group work is presented in two half-day sessions (Blockseminar) at the end of the semester.

Geld und Internationale Finanzwirtschaft

Seminar Microfinance (170568 / 171668 / 172868)

Mi. 14:30 - 16:00 in III-115Steiner

Bemerkungen:

This seminar is targeted at students who are interested in microfinance, which is the supply of financial services to low-income people. Even though microfinance is not limited to developing countries, the seminar covers mostly Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The seminar starts with a series of four lectures. In these, the basics of microfinance are introduced and the three components of microfinance, i.e. microcredit, microsavings, and microinsurance, are presented.

The lectures are followed by group work. Groups are requested to study the supply of microfinance in a selected country and to propose an innovative microfinance product tailored to this country. The result of the group work is presented in two half-day sessions (Blockseminar) at the end of the semester.

Master

International Management

Colloquium for Graduate and Master Students (76463 / 173583)

Di. 16:15 - 17:45 (14-tägig) in III-115U. Grote, Waibel

Inhalt:

Presentation and critical discussion of proposals and studies from Master Students.

Bemerkungen:

Interested participants are requested to register at the secretariat of the Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade.

Wahlbereich

HISSEMA

International Management and Economics (77202)

BlockveranstaltungKrause, Steffen Meyer, Oelze, Pothen

Inhalt:

This course will introduce students to the field of International Management and Economics. Topics will include: the basic concepts of the Theories of Macroeconomic Competiveness and Trade, Trends in World Trade and Transnational Enterprises as well as Foreign Direct Investments. Part of the Block Seminar will also cover the topic areas of Corporate Social Responsibility and International Finance, incl. financial crisis.

Literatur:

Will be provided.

Bemerkungen:

This course is part of the HISSEMA. Information by the HISSEMA/GUEST Coordinator, Ms. Francesca Cristaldi (Room I-103).

Promotionsstudium

Development Finance (Finance) (77004)

BlockveranstaltungSteiner

Inhalt:

This course covers a range of financial issues relevant in developing countries. It takes a microeconomic perspective and analyses such topics as remittances, investment loans for enterprises, and intra-household resource allocation. These topics are discussed with the help of both textbook material as well as articles published in renowned journals. The focus is on the empirics, i.e. how these topics can be investigated with state-of-the-art methodologies.

The course covers four topics, each in one extended session. In the first half of each session, I will provide background material to the respective topic. This is based on either a chapter in the “Handbook of Development Economics” or on a selected review article. Even though it is not required to read this background material, it may still be useful to consult it for a detailed discussion of the theory and existing literature. In the second half of each session, we will discuss a journal article. It is imperative that all students have read the article before the session. We will pay most attention to the empirical approach. It is required that students have basic knowledge in econometrics and evaluation methods.

The objective of the course is to prepare students to conduct original research in the area of development microeconomics and to write publishable research papers.

Bemerkungen:

The grading for this course will be based on a term paper (Hausarbeit). The term paper will have two parts:

1) a referee report on an unpublished paper (3 pages, 1.5 spaced), and

2) the outline of a research proposal (6-7 pages, 1.5 spaced, including References).

The unpublished paper to be refereed will be provided by me. It will be on a topic that we cover in the course. The report should contain a summary of the paper, a critical analysis of what the authors did, and an outline of suggestions on how the paper could be improved. We will discuss the process of writing referee reports in one of the seminar sessions.

The research proposal will be on a question of your choice, but related to the topics that we cover in the course. It should contain the introduction of the research question, the motivation for studying this question, a short summary of the related literature and how your study would make a contribution to it, and an empirical strategy, including a suggestion of which data is to be used, if applicable. We will discuss your research idea bilaterally and also in class.

We will discuss the deadline for submitting the term paper in the preparatory session at the beginning of the semester. I will not grade your submissions but you need to submit both parts of the term paper to be able to pass the course.

Doktorandenkolloquium

Seminar International Doctoral Studies (72824 / 76464)

Di. 16:15 - 17:45 (14-tägig) in III-115U. Grote, Waibel

Inhalt:

Studies and progress reports presented by doctoral students will be critically assessed and discussed.

Bemerkungen:

Interested participants are requested to register at the secretariat of the Institute for Environmental Economics and World.

Forschungsveranstaltungen

Development Economics Colloquium (77781)

Mi. 16:15 - 17:45 in III-115Gassebner, U. Grote, Puhani, Steiner, Wagener, Waibel

Inhalt:

Researchers present their recent work on the empirical dimensions and theoretical aspects of development economics.

Nebenfachstudium

Gartenbau

Seminar Entwicklungsökonomie (76407 / 172807)

BlockveranstaltungU. Grote, M. Hübler, Waibel

Inhalt:

Das Seminar ist eine Gemeinschaftsveranstaltung für Studierende des Faches Entwicklungsökonomik und der beiden ökonomischen Prüfungsfächer im Studium Gartenbauwissenschaften. Die Studierenden sollen zu einem Thema einen 20 minütigen Vortrag halten, der anschließend diskutiert wird. Für die erfolgreiche Teilnahme (Hausarbeit, Vortrag, regelmäßige Teilnahme an der Diskussion) wird ein Schein erteilt.

Literatur:

Wird themenabhängig bekannt gegeben.

Bemerkungen:

Der Termin der Vorbesprechung wird durch Aushang und auf der Website bekannt gegeben.

Colloquium for Graduate and Master Students (76463 / 173583)

Di. 16:15 - 17:45 (14-tägig) in III-115U. Grote, Waibel

Inhalt:

Presentation and critical discussion of proposals and studies from Master Students.

Bemerkungen:

Interested participants are requested to register at the secretariat of the Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade.

Seminar International Doctoral Studies (72824 / 76464)

Di. 16:15 - 17:45 (14-tägig) in III-115U. Grote, Waibel

Inhalt:

Studies and progress reports presented by doctoral students will be critically assessed and discussed.

Bemerkungen:

Interested participants are requested to register at the secretariat of the Institute for Environmental Economics and World.