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.
Basics of environmental engineering and/or environmental science
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.
This course is for engineering students (civil and mechanical) as well as economics students with an interest in technological innovation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Intermediate microeconomics, a course in econometrics
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.
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:
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:
Students taking this class should be familiar with basic concepts in Microeconomics and Game Theory.
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.
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.
This course would cover topics in advanced microeconomics such as choice under uncertainty, game theory, industrial organization and asymmetry of information.