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University of Sussex Economics | Bachelor's level

Climate Change Economics


25 Jan 2021 — 28 Apr 2021

A comprehensive introduction to the economics of climate change, discussing
1. The science of climate change
2. Scenarios and options for emission reduction
3. Costs of greenhouse gas emission reduction
4. Policy instruments for emission reduction
5. Impacts and adaptation
6. Economic impacts and the social cost of carbon
7. Climate and development
8. Optimal climate change and time discounting
9. Uncertainty and equity
10. International environmental agreements: Theory
11. International environmental agreements: Practice


Prerequisites

Environmental economics



Class sessions (GMT+00:00) London
  • Monday, 10:00 AM— 10:50 AM
  • Monday, 12:00 PM— 12:50 PM
  • Wednesday, 10:00 AM— 11:50 AM


Teacher
Professor Dr Richard S.J. Tol
Course Website
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Eawag Engineering (Civil) | Master's level

Water Supply, Sanitation and Waste Infrastructure and Services in Developing Countries


22 Feb 2021 — 24 May 2021

Introduction to water supply, excreta, wastewater and solid waste management in developing countries. Highlights links between infrastructure, services and health, resource conservation and environmental protection. New concepts and approaches for sustainable sanitation infrastructure and services for developing countries - especially poor urban areas.


Prerequisites

Basics of environmental engineering and/or environmental science



Class sessions
  • Monday, 05:45 PM— 07:30 PM


Teacher
Prof Christian Zurbrügg
Course Website
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ETH Zurich Engineering (Mechanical) | Bachelor's level

Introduction to Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics


25 Feb 2021 — 03 Jun 2021

An introduction to finite deformation continuum mechanics and nonlinear material behavior. Coverage of basic tensor- manipulations and calculus, descriptions of kinematics, and balance laws . Discussion of invariance principles and mechanical response functions for elastic materials.


Prerequisites

Basic courses in linear algebra and calculus are required to follow the course. Further, a first course in continuum mechanics (basic notions of stress, strain, static equilibrium and kinematic relations) is advantageous.



Class sessions (GMT+01:00) Zurich
  • Thursday, 10:00 AM— 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, 12:00 PM— 01:00 PM


Teacher
Dr. Raoul Hopf
Course Website
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HEC Lausanne Business | Bachelor's level

Managing the Digital Economy


26 Feb 2021 — 28 May 2021

This course examines the economic forces of digitization that shape and transform markets and business strategy in various industries. You will learn to characterize the consumption and production of information and network goods. You will examine strategies that firms use to compete in the digital economy. The course will have theoretical and practical parts. In the latter, we will have guest speakers from industry and you will present an analysis of a particular industry (firm in an industry) on which we base a class discussion of key challenges, key learnings and implications for organization and strategy.


Prerequisites

I expect students to have a solid understanding of basic microeconomics and strategy, be willing to read and prepare before class, and participate in critical discussion.



Class sessions (GMT+01:00) Zurich
  • Friday, 02:15 PM— 04:00 PM


Teacher
Professor Christian Peukert
Course Website
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ETH Engineering (Civil) | Master's level

International Development Engineering - ETH Zürich


04 Mar 2021 — 10 Jun 2021

In this seminar, students will learn from researchers around the globe about technological interventions designed to improve human and economic development within complex, low-resource setting. Students will also get familiar with frameworks from social sciences and engineering, helping them to understand, and evaluate the discussed technologies and to put them into a broader context.


Prerequisites

This course is for engineering students (civil and mechanical) as well as economics students with an interest in technological innovation.



Class sessions (GMT+01:00) Zurich
  • Thursday, 04:00 PM— 06:00 PM


Teacher
Prof. Isabel Guenther
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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Business | Master's level

Humanitarian Operations and Supply Chain Management (5-day online seminar)


16 Mar 2021 — 22 Apr 2021

This course is an intensive 5-day online seminar on March 16-18 and April 21-22. As both manmade and natural disasters are on the increase, the humanitarian sector has been growing accordingly. Because logistics typically comprises 70-80% of mission budgets, efficient operations and supply chain management are critical to maximizing impact. This course explores the emerging theory and best practices which address this need.


Prerequisites

This is a master's level course recommended to students in our Management, Technology and Economics department. It also welcomes students with backgrounds in natural and social sciences, with an interest in humanitarian operations. No computation or prior knowledge of supply chain management is required but good analytical, reading comprehension and writing skills.



Class sessions


Teacher
Associate Director, HumOSCM Lab Bublu Thakur-Weigold
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Universidade de São Paulo Political Science | Master's level

Comparative Politics: Public Opinion, Public Policy and Representation


23 Mar 2021 — 15 Jun 2021

Comparative politics focuses on comparisons within or between countries, regions, or systems. In this course, we will focus on the links between public opinion, democratic politics, elections and public policy. Surveys and public opinion polls are important sources of data, particularly for research on political behavior and preferences. This course will introduce students to advanced techniques in survey analysis and how analyses are used to test theories in comparative country-specific and cross-country research. This is an applied course and as such, students are expected to actively participate performing lab exercises on a weekly basis. The data and replications used in the course will emphasize key themes, debates and concepts in the literature contrasting insights from empirical work in developed democracies with the emerging literature in developing democracies with particular attention to Latin American democracies.


Prerequisites

Students should have a background in statistical inference (for example, FLP 406, FLS 5028, or a similar course) and multivariate regression analysis (for example, FLP0468, FLS 6183, or a similar course). The course will assume students understand the basics of these subjects, as the readings and lab assignments will be based on replication of empirical exercises that assume students have sufficient background. The course requires advanced knowledge of either Stata or R. Course materials will provide sample code in Stata.



Class sessions (GMT-03:00) Brasilia
  • Tuesday, 09:00 AM— 11:00 AM
  • Friday, 09:00 AM— 11:00 AM


Teacher
Associate Professor Lorena G Barberia
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None
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FH Aachen Economics | Bachelor's level

Introduction to SAP ERP


29 Mar 2021 — 08 Jun 2021

This lecture is offered in *German*

Lecture Content
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Lecture
› Foundations of ERP systems
› SAP’s product strategy and SAP ERP
› 11 business scenarios
› Business background oft the business scenarios
› Implementation of the business scenarios in SAP ERP
› Process integration in SAP ERP

Hands-on-Training
› Navigation in SAP ERP
› Sales and distribution (SD)
› Material management (MM)
› Production planning (PP)
› Finance (FI)
› Controlling (CO)
› Warehouse management (WM)

The module introduces concepts and options to support business processes using SAP ERP. This includes a detailed discussion of business administration concepts of the various functional areas of an organization (finance and accounting, procurement, marketing & sales as well as service, project and human resource management).


Prerequisites



Class sessions
  • Monday, 02:15 PM— 03:45 PM
  • Thursday, 08:15 AM— 09:45 AM


Teacher
Prof.Dr. Drumm
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Active & Silent
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UCLA Economics | Master's level

International Development


29 Mar 2021 — 11 Jun 2021

Why are some countries rich, while other countries are poor? What can policy-makers do to reduce poverty? In this class, we discuss current research on these questions. We will study both the methodologies used to answer questions in development economics, like natural experiments and randomized control trials, as well as the relationship between development and institutions, education, growth, culture, and gender. This is a reading intensive, seminar-style
course. Students will be expected to read academic articles in economics and actively participate in class discussions. Students will also learn how to use data to evaluate policies.


Prerequisites

Intermediate microeconomics, a course in econometrics



Class sessions (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • Monday, 03:30 PM— 04:45 PM
  • Wednesday, 03:30 PM— 04:45 PM


Teacher
Assistant Professor Natalie Bau
Mode of Participation
None
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University of Chicago Political Science | Master's level

Conflict and Humanitarian Intervention: Blurring Humanitarian, Development, and Security Policy


29 Mar 2021 — 02 Jun 2021

Humanitarian principles were instituted to ensure aid was used for life saving purposes, and not to support governments or a country's foreign policy goals. While there was always some blurring, the lines between humanitarian, development and security policy began to blur to a greater degree during the Balkan wars; after 9/11, the lines became ever more faint, creating significant debates about civilian-military relations. Post-Syria there are questions if there are even lines anymore. In this course, we will examine this evolution, where aid, both humanitarian and development, is used to a greater and greater degree in support of a country's security policy. We will examine how this has changed the nature of these programs, how it effects the ability of governments and INGOs to operate in these environments, and the moral and ethical dilemmas that arise.


Prerequisites



Class sessions
  • Monday, 10:50 AM— 12:10 PM
  • Wednesday, 10:50 AM— 12:10 PM


Teacher
Lecturer Rebecca Wolfe
Course Website
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UCLA Political Science | PhD level

African Politics Field Seminar


01 Apr 2021 — 03 Jun 2021

This course introduces students to some of the major arguments, hypotheses and debates in the literature on African politics and development, and aims to help students develop the skills to become both more intelligent consumers and more effective producers of this literature. Intense discussions of an extensive set of readings are combined with a series of written assignments designed to help students develop research strategies to evaluate the hypotheses they encounter in (or are inspired by) the literature.

The topics covered include colonialism and its impact; the weakness of political institutions and the implications for policymaking; linkages between voters and politicians; the role of ethnicity and traditional institutions; and urbanization. Readings are a mix of classic articles and recent work that exemplifies the methodological and theoretical “cutting edge.”


Prerequisites

The course is designed principally for UCLA Political Science PhD students who focus their research on Africa and/or other parts of the developing world. PhD and MA students from other social science departments are also welcome if space permits. A limited number of students from low- and middle-income countries with graduate training in political science, economics, or related field will be permitted to participate in the seminar via Remote Student Exchange.



Class sessions (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • Thursday, 09:00 AM— 11:50 AM (Lecture)


Teacher
Professor of Political Science Daniel N. Posner
Course Website
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University of Wuerzburg Economics | Bachelor's level

Computer Lab in Regression


14 Apr 2021 — 14 Jul 2021

This course considers different distributions, simulation experiments, as well as the linear regression model.

The course starts by reviewing different distributions. Students also learn to generate samples of these, and estimate as well as interpret the descriptive statistics using Excel.

The course continues with the linear regression model and its application to some empirical data sets. The students are introduced to empirical studies and the software Gretl.

Participation is free of charge, however an official registration is required. To apply for registration please visit:
https://flip.wiwi.uni-wuerzburg.de/module-study

The course will be partly synchronous and partly asynchronous. The theoretical content will be explained in videos. Live exercises will take place 5 times. The exercises take place on Wednesday. You can find more information about the structure including the dates for the live sessions on the course website.


Prerequisites

A basic understanding of statistics and statistical methodology will be vital in order to follow the course.



Class sessions (GMT-12:00) International Date Line West
  • Wednesday, 12:15 PM— 01:45 PM (Lecture)


Teacher
M.sc. Tamara Schamberger
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University of Würzburg Economics | Bachelor's level

Regulation and Deregulation


14 Apr 2021 — 14 Jul 2021

This course covers the origins, aims, methods and effects of economic regulation. We will examine the behavior of individual markets, focusing on the determinants of market demand, investment behavior, market power, and the implications of government regulatory behavior.

Participation is free of charge, however an official registration is required. To apply for registration please visit:
https://flip.wiwi.uni-wuerzburg.de/module-study
Application deadline: April, 9th, 2021

The course will consist of online lectures on Wednesdays. During the course of the semester videos for problem sessions will be uploaded and regular Q&A sessions will be scheduled.

Course materials will be provided via an online platform. To access this platform, you will need to register. Platform link:
https://wuecampus2.uni-wuerzburg.de/moodle/course/view.php?id=45240


Prerequisites

Students taking this class should be familiar with basic concepts in Microeconomics.



Class sessions (GMT-12:00) International Date Line West
  • Wednesday, 02:15 PM— 03:45 PM (Lecture)


Teacher
Assistant Professor Firat Inceoglu
Course Website
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University of Würzburg Economics | Master's level

Competition Policy in Europe


15 Apr 2021 — 15 Jul 2021

This class aims to present the practical application of theories from Industrial Economics in analyzing competition policy issues that arise in many different market structures and settings. In doing this, many important and recent cases, in particular from Europe, will be discussed.

Participation is free of charge, however an official registration is required. To apply for registration please visit:
https://flip.wiwi.uni-wuerzburg.de/module-study
Application deadline: April, 9th, 2021

The course will consist of online lectures on Thursdays. During the course of the semester videos for problem sessions will be uploaded and regular Q&A sessions will be scheduled.

Course materials will be provided via an online platform. To access this platform, you will need to register. Platform link:
https://wuecampus2.uni-wuerzburg.de/moodle/course/view.php?id=45217


Prerequisites

Students taking this class should be familiar with basic concepts in Microeconomics and Game Theory.



Class sessions (GMT-12:00) International Date Line West
  • Thursday, 12:15 PM— 01:45 PM (Lecture)


Teacher
Assistant Professor Firat Inceoglu
Course Website
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Karolinska Institutet Medicine (Human) | Master's level

Global health


05 May 2021 — 04 Jun 2021

Introduction to global health.

In this 5-week course in global health at Karolinska Institutet, Department of Global Public Health, we will learn the basics about global health from faculty from Karolinska as well as international partners. We will also take a look at the Covid-19 pandemic from a global health perspective. The course includes lectures, a few seminars and some coursework. Since the course is fully online, we are happy to receive international students to enrich the discussions and share their perspectives. A full schedule will be provided for students accepted to the course.


Prerequisites

Please write a short motivation why you want to take this course, and indicate whether you will be able to take part in most lectures and seminars, or only part of them during the 5 weeks the course is running.



Class sessions (GMT+01:00) Stockholm
  • Monday, 08:30 AM— 12:15 PM (Lecture)
  • Tuesday, 08:30 AM— 03:00 PM (Lecture)
  • Wednesday, 08:30 AM— 12:00 PM (Lecture)
  • Thursday, 08:30 AM— 03:00 PM (Lecture)
  • Friday, 08:30 AM— 12:00 PM (Lecture)


Teacher
Associate Professor Helena Nordenstedt
Course Website
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University of Würzburg Economics | Bachelor's level

Business Strategy for Platform and Digital Markets


24 Jun 2021 — 06 Jul 2021

The course intends to introduce the functioning of the Platform and Digital Markets and familiarize students with simple models, which can be used to understand and develop strategies. For further information, please refer to the link below.

This course will take place over six 4-hour sessions between the 24th of June and the 6th of July.

Participation is free of charge, however an official registration is required. To apply for registration please visit:
https://flip.wiwi.uni-wuerzburg.de/module-study
Application deadline: April, 30th, 2021

Course materials will be provided via an online platform. To access this platform, you will need to register. Platform link:
https://wuecampus2.uni-wuerzburg.de/moodle/course/view.php?id=45222


Prerequisites

Basic concepts in Microeconomics.



Class sessions (GMT-12:00) International Date Line West


Teacher
Assistant Professor Firat Inceoglu
Course Website
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Baylor Economics | Bachelor's level

Causal Inference


19 Jul 2021 — 28 Jul 2021

Scientific inquiry is dependent on progress made in theory, measurement, observation and causal inference. This class will review the fundamental and contemporary theories of causal inference as found in Neyman, Rubin and Pearl. Such theories are crucial both in scientific inquiry and policy design. These theories define causality in terms of comparing historical events to their counterfactuals. We will review several research designs that can under varied assumptions and with appropriate statistical models estimate these causal effects credibly. The class will have prescribed assignments in R as the secondary objective of the course is to help students gain competency in the implementation of these designs as well as understanding them more generally.

This class will consist of all-day lectures and exercises, from 9am to 5pm Texas time each class day. Class days are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in week 1, and Monday and Wednesday in week 2.


Prerequisites

Read this website as preparation: https://www.tellingstorieswithdata.com/

Textbook: Causal Inference: The Mixtape, written by the professor.
https://mixtape.scunning.com/



Class sessions (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • Monday, 09:00 AM— 05:00 PM (Lecture)
  • Wednesday, 09:00 AM— 05:00 PM (Lecture)
  • Friday, 09:00 AM— 05:00 PM (Lecture)


Teacher
Profressor Scott Cunningham
Course Website
Open
Mode of Participation
Active & Silent
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