Courses from the area Electives should provide the students with the possibility to development their own main area of focus. They can occur, for example, through methodical courses. Examples of relevant methods for studies in “International Economics and Economic Policy“ are statistics and econometrics. Also courses which at the boundaries of economics to other scientific disciplines, are part of this offering. Examples of these include lectures, which connect the topic of Economics with theories and methods of Psychology or Philosophy.
Successful completion of a course from the area Electives enables the student to analyse complex problems or questions and to select suitable methods to find a solution. Furthermore, already learned theories and methods in the topic areas which go beyond classic economics are transferred over. Furthermore, students are enabled to have a critical confrontation with contents and methods they are not familiar with.
Modules from the area Elective can also be covered by modules from International Economics, Public Policy, seminars or import modules.
The list of courses is provided here, together with short course descriptions. The list is indicative and will be continually updated to reflect new trends in relevant research and changes in the composition of the pool of instructors.