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Graduate microeconomics III

année académique

Titulaire(s) du cours

Georg KIRCHSTEIGER (Coordonnateur) et Patrick LEGROS

Crédits ECTS


Langue(s) d'enseignement


Contenu du cours

This course introduces the students to the research frontier of selected topics of microeconomics. In particular, the topics of this course are the two-sided markets, the evolution of market institutions, and the design of matching markets.

Objectifs (et/ou acquis d'apprentissages spécifiques)

Knowledge of advanced research in microeconomics in the topics mentioned above.


Connaissances et compétences pré-requises

Graduate Microeconomics I and II.

Méthodes d'enseignement et activités d'apprentissages

Each of the three topics is introduced by a lecture. Then the students write a seminar paper and present it in class.

Contribution au profil d'enseignement

This course contributes to the following program learning objectives:
LO 1.1 - Integrate sustainable development into problem analysis
LO 1.2 - Assess the quality of an economic research produced by others
LO 1.3 - Identify and analyse an issue using the relevant analytical tools and methods
LO 2.1 - Adopt a scientific approach to data collection, research and analysis and communicate results with clear, structured and sophisticated arguments
LO 2.2 - Display critical thinking and develop autonomous learning strategies and techniques
LO 3.2 - Thorough and critical ability to use empirical and statistical tools in economics
LO 4.1 - Work and communicate effectively as part of a team in an international and multicultural environment

Références, bibliographie et lectures recommandées

see personal homepage https://gkirchst.ulb.be/

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Méthode(s) d'évaluation

  • Rapport écrit

The students have to produce a seminar paper either presenting a critical assessment of a scientific article or an original idea. The evaluation is mainly based on this seminar paper and its presentation in class.

Construction de la note (en ce compris, la pondération des notes partielles)

The grade is mainly based on the seminar paper and its presentation, but some weight is also given to class participation.

Langue(s) d'évaluation

  • anglais