Jan-Egbert Sturm: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2016

NameHerr Prof. Dr. Jan-Egbert Sturm
Professur f. Wirtschaftsforschung
ETH Zürich, LEE G 305
Leonhardstrasse 21
8092 Zürich
Auszeichnung: Die Goldene Eule
Telefon+41 44 632 50 01
DepartementManagement, Technologie und Ökonomie
BeziehungOrdentlicher Professor

363-0565-00LPrinciples of Macroeconomics3 KP2VJ.‑E. Sturm
KurzbeschreibungThis course examines the behaviour of macroeconomic variables, such as gross domestic product, unemployment and inflation rates. It tries to answer questions like: How can we explain fluctuations of national economic activity? What can economic policy do against unemployment and inflation. What significance do international economic relations have for Switzerland?
LernzielThis lecture will introduce the fundamentals of macroeconomic theory and explain their relevance to every-day economic problems.
InhaltThis course helps you understand the world in which you live. There are many questions about the macroeconomy that might spark your curiosity. Why are living standards so meagre in many African countries? Why do some countries have high rates of inflation while others have stable prices? Why have some European countries adopted a common currency? These are just a few of the questions that this course will help you answer.
Furthermore, this course will give you a better understanding of the potential and limits of economic policy. As a voter, you help choose the policies that guide the allocation of society's resources. When deciding which policies to support, you may find yourself asking various questions about economics. What are the burdens associated with alternative forms of taxation? What are the effects of free trade with other countries? What is the best way to protect the environment? How does the government budget deficit affect the economy? These and similar questions are always on the minds of policy makers.
SkriptThe course webpage (to be found at https://moodle-app2.let.ethz.ch/course/view.php?id=2467) contains announcements, course information and lecture slides.
LiteraturThe set-up of the course will closely follow the book of
N. Gregory Mankiw and Mark P. Taylor (2014), Economics, Cengage Learning, Third Edition.

We advise you to also buy access to Aplia. This internet platform will support you in learning for this course. To save money, you should buy the book together with Aplia. This is sold as a bundle (ISBN: 9781473715998).

Besides this textbook, the slides and lecture notes will cover the content of the lecture and the exam questions.
363-1021-00LMonetary Policy3 KP2VJ.‑E. Sturm, D. Kaufmann
KurzbeschreibungThe main aim of this course is to analyse the goals of monetary policy and to review the instruments available to central banks in order to pursue these goals. It will focus on the transmission mechanisms of monetary policy and the differences between monetary policy rules and discretionary policy. It will also make connections between theoretical economic concepts and current real world issues.
LernzielThis lecture will introduce the fundamentals of monetary economics and explain the working and impact of monetary policy.
LiteraturThe course will be based on chapters of:
Mishkin, Frederic S. (2015), The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets 11th edition, Pearson. ISBN 10: 1-29-209418-4 ISBN 13: 978-1-292-09418-2
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBasic knowledge in international economics and a good background in macroeconomics. The course website can be found at: https://moodle-app2.let.ethz.ch/course/view.php?id=2457
364-1015-00LKOF-ETH-UZH International Economic Policy Seminar (University of Zurich)
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.
UZH Module Code: DOEC0584

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
2 KP1SP. Egger, J.‑E. Sturm, Uni-Dozierende
KurzbeschreibungIn this seminar series, which is held jointly with Prof. Dr. Woitek and Prof. Dr. Hoffman from the University of Zurich, distinguished international researchers present their current research related to international economic policy. The participating doctoral students are expected to attend the presentations (bi-weekly). Moreover, a critical review has to be prepared for 1 of the papers presented
LernzielOn the one hand, participating students are exposed to research at the frontier of international economic policy research. On the other hand, skills such as critical thinking and preparing reviews are learned.