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Overview of our offered bachelor's courses

Principle of Microeconomics, only summer semester (D & E)

The lecture in “Principles of Microeconomics” is an introductory undergraduate course that teaches the fundamentals of microeconomics. This course introduces microeconomic concepts and analysis: supply and demand analysis, theories of the firm and individual behavior, competition and monopoly, and welfare economics. Accordingly, students will also be introduced to different roles of the state and failures in the market. In addition to the presentation of the basic methods of microeconomics, examples and empirical illustrations will be put into practice to draw attention to current economic policy.


Overview of our offered master's courses

National & International Taxation, only wintersemester (D & E)

The basics of tax theory are taught, which are illustrated with reference to the current tax law situation. The students learn how taxes influence economic decisions and how currently discussed tax law changes are to be classified. In addition to general tax theory and tax policy, the module focuses on questions of international taxation. The first part of the lecture will be held in German; the second part of the lecture "International Taxation" will be held in English.

Public Economics, only wintersemeser (E)

This course covers basic issues in Public Economics with emphasis on combining theoretical models with empirical evidence. Topics include an introduction to the public sector, public goods and externalities, welfare analysis in behavioural models, an introduction to political economy, as well as efficiency costs and incidence of taxation.


Overview of our seminars

The Chair of Finance and Taxation offers every semester various seminars on topics in finance, taxation, economics of education and political economy. The approach of the seminars varies greatly. Some seminars apply state-of-art empirical methods and use statistical programmes, such as Stata, to analyse various data; other seminars deal with different scientific research articles, summarise and critically evaluate them.

In the summer semester, the Chair also offers proseminars where an introduction to the basics of scientific research work is provided (e.g. defining a research question, literature research, structure of an outline, correct citation). Based on this, students give a presentation on respective topics.

The aim of the (pro-)seminars is to bring scientific work closer to the students and, depending on the content and topic, to develop recommendations for companies or the state. In doing so, it is necessary to read articles from high-ranking journals “correctly”, to critically question them and to conduct own empirical analyses. The basis is always the corresponding lecture in the module.

The following seminars have already been offered at the Chair (selection):

„Bildungsrenditen oder Human Capital and the Mincer Regression” (B)
„Bildungs- und Gesundheitsökonomik, Determinanten der Kindergesundheit“ (B)
“Digitale Geschäftsmodelle aus steuerlicher Sicht” (B)
„Analyse des Jahresgutachtens des Sachverständigenrats“ (B)
“Maschinelles Lernen zur Datenanalyse” (B)
„Gender Pay-Gap“ (B)
„Child Care and Maternal Labor Supply“ (B)
„Aktuelle Entwicklungen bei der Besteuerung von Unternehmen ‚Wettbewerbsdruck, Mindestbesteuerung, und Digitalisierung‘“ (M)
„Steuerliche Maßnahmen zur Bewältigung der wirtschaftlichen Folgen der Pandemie“ (M)
„Herausforderung für die Besteuerung der digitalen Wirtschaft (BEPS 1)“ (M)
„Determinants of Long-Run Growth“ (M)
„Political Economy of Mass Media“ (M)
„School Choice: Assignment Mechanisms and Consequences” (M)

D = Deutsch
E = Englisch
B = Bachelor
M = Master

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