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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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Mode of Participation
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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
Open
Mode of Participation
None
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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
Course Website
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None
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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
Open
Mode of Participation
None
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