Seminar Asian Economies (377000)

Seminar Asian Economies (377000)


General Details
Seminar title Seminar Asian Economies
Course code(s) 377000
Academic session WiSe 2020/2021
Course availability nur WiSe
Course content Seminar Asian Economies
Target group / area (Zuordnung)

MSc WiWi PO 2018: Area International Environment and Development Studies

Number of participants 18
Course language English
Locationinternal seminar
Industry partner no
Timetableblock course
Completion of term paper during lecture period
Requirements and Academic Support
Objectives The seminar is a course for students of the Area “Master Economics, International Environment and Development Studies”. Participants of the seminar are given two tasks. First, as a group work (max 3 persons per group) have to conduct a review of a scientific paper given to them. Second, as individual work, they have to write a proposal for a research project using the data of the Thailand Vietnam Socio Economic Panel (TVSEP; www.tvsep.de). The proposal has to be presented in a seminar. The seminar will be graded. The total grade consists of paper review, written proposal and presentation.
Prerequisites Basic knowledge of economics
Introductory course to academic research recommended
Formal guidelines Guidelines for scientific papers (on Stud.IP)
General literature Basic knowledge of business and economics
Basic literature to introduce each topic The student will get the article to review, and information for the project.
Methodology A mix of methodical approaches including qualitative and quantitative approaches with emphasis on the latter shall be used.
Specialised software none
Recommended word processing software no special recommendation
Length of term paper Number of pages: Review: 2-3; Proposal: 10-15
Meeting(s) to discuss outline 1 - 2
Performance requirements / evaluation  [indicate weighting] Compulsory attendance (Introductory lecture and Presentations) / Review (30%), Proposal (60%), Presentation (10%)
Examiner(s) Prof. Dr. Hermann Waibel / PD Dr. Thanh Nguyen
Contact person

Thanh Nguyen [E-Mail];

Hermann Waibel [E-Mail]

Group Assignments and Topics
Group formation student suggestions
Topics The topics will be explained during the introductory lecture.
Assignment of topics first come, first served
Initial registration

F. Heinrichs [E-Mail]

Process Schedule
Initial registration / application in the first lecture week, exact dates will be uploaded on Stud.IP
Initial discussion / topic discussion / kick-off meeting Introductory lecture in the first lecture week, exact dates will be uploaded on Stud.IP
Topic assignment The articles to be reviewed will be send to the students around 1 week after the introductory lecture.
Formal (binding) registration during the first lecture week, exact dates will be uploaded on Stud.IP, - with form
Commencement of seminar paper after binding registration with form (available on Stud.IP)
Submission of seminar paper

Submission of the reviews: Nov.; Submission proposal and presentation: Jan. (pdf's via E-Mail)
(exact dates will be given on Stud.IP )

Submission of presentation

1 day before final presentations, PWP-file via E-Mail:

Thanh Nguyen [E-Mail];
Hermann Waibel [E-Mail]

Presentation expected in January; exact dates will be given on Stud.IP