Hans Gersbach: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Hans Gersbach
FieldMakroökonomie: Innovation und Politik
Address
Makroökonomie, Gersbach
ETH Zürich, ZUE D 7
Zürichbergstrasse 18
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 82 80
Fax+41 44 632 18 30
E-mailhgersbach@ethz.ch
DepartmentManagement, Technology, and Economics
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
364-0531-00LCER-ETH Research Seminar0 credits2SH. Gersbach, A. Bommier, L. Bretschger, W. Mimra
AbstractResearch Seminar of Center of Economic Research CER-ETH
ObjectiveUnderstanding cutting-edge results of current research in the fields of the CER-ETH Professors.
ContentReferate zu aktuellen Forschungsergebnissen aus den Bereichen Ressourcen- und Umweltökonomie, theoretische und angewandte Wachstums- und Aussenwirtschaftstheorie sowie Energie- und Innovationsökonomie von in- und ausländischen Gastreferierenden sowie von ETH-internen Referierenden.
Prerequisites / NoticeBitte spezielle Ankündigungen beachten.

Studierende des GESS-Pflichtwahlfachs sollten sich vor Beginn mit der Seminarleitung in Verbindung setzen.
364-0556-00LDoctoral Workshop: Astute Modelling Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisite: Students are expected to attend the cours 364-0559-00L "Dynamic Macroeconomics (Doctoral Course)", before registering for this workshop.
3 credits1GH. Gersbach
AbstractIn this workshop, ongoing research is presented and the criteria and guidelines for astute modelling of economic, political, and social situations are discussed.
ObjectiveWe will learn how to craft models, how to present our own research and improve our analytical skills.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents are expected to attend the doctoral course "Macroeconomic Dynamics" before registering for this workshop.
364-0559-00LDynamic Macroeconomics (Doctoral Course) Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2VH. Gersbach
AbstractDynamic models and workhorses in macroeconomics
ObjectiveIn this doctoral course, we learn dynamic general equilibrium theory and the basic workhorses in macroeconomics. After the course the participants will be able to speak the Arrow-Debreu and recursive language and apply the frameworks to interesting issues in Growth, Public Finance, Monetary Theory and Banking.
Content1. Introduction
2. The Arrow-Debreu Approach and Sequential Markets
3. The Neoclassical Growth Model and the Representative Agent Model
4. Mathematical Background
5. Frictions and Banking
5.1 Overview
5.2 Banks in Macroeconomic Models
5.3 Ramsey cum Banks: General Equilibrium with Banks and Outside Equity
6. Overlapping Generations Models and Models with Heterogenous Agents
7. Debates
7.1 Theory of Piketty
7.2 High Bank Equity Requirements
364-0581-00LMicroeconomics Seminar (ETH/UZH)0 credits2SH. Gersbach
AbstractResearch Seminar
research papers of leading researchers in Microeconomics are presented and discussed
ObjectiveResearch Seminar
research papers of leading researchers in Microeconomics are presented and discussed
ContentInvited Speakers present current research in Microeconomics
364-1058-00LRisk Center Seminar Series Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 50.
0 credits2SH. Gersbach, D. Basin, A. Bommier, L.‑E. Cederman, H. R. Heinimann, H. J. Herrmann, W. Mimra, G. Sansavini, F. Schweitzer, D. Sornette, B. Stojadinovic, B. Sudret, S. Wiemer
AbstractThis course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. Students and other guests are welcome.
ObjectiveParticipants should learn to get an overview of the state of the art in the field, to present it in a well understandable way to an interdisciplinary scientific audience, to develop novel mathematical models for open problems, to analyze them with computers, and to defend their results in response to critical questions. In essence, participants should improve their scientific skills and learn to work scientifically on an internationally competitive level.
ContentThis course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. For details of the program see the webpage of the colloquium. Students and other guests are welcome.
Lecture notesThere is no script, but a short protocol of the sessions will be sent to all participants who have participated in a particular session. Transparencies of the presentations may be put on the course webpage.
LiteratureLiterature will be provided by the speakers in their respective presentations.
Prerequisites / NoticeParticipants should have relatively good mathematical skills and some experience of how scientific work is performed.
851-0735-09LWorkshop & Lecture Series on the Law & Economics of Innovation Information 2 credits2SS. Bechtold, H. Gersbach, A. Heinemann
AbstractThis series is a joint project by ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. It provides an overview of interdisciplinary research on intellectual property, innovation, antitrust and technology policy. Scholars from law, economics, management and related fields give a lecture and/or present their current research. All speakers are internationally well-known experts from Europe, the U.S. and beyond.
ObjectiveAfter the workshop and lecture series, participants should be acquainted with interdisciplinary approaches towards intellectual property, innovation, antitrust and technology policy research. They should also have an overview of current topics of international research in these areas.
ContentThe workshop and lecture series will present a mix of speakers who represent the wide range of current social science research methods applied to intellectual property, innovation, antitrust policy and technology policy issues. In particular, theoretical models, empirical and experimental research as well as legal research methods will be represented.
Lecture notesPapers discussed in the workshop and lecture series are posted in advance on the course web page.
LiteratureWilliam Landes / Richard Posner, The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law, 2003
Suzanne Scotchmer, Innovation and Incentives, 2004
Peter Menell / Suzanne Scotchmer: Intellectual Property Law, in: Polinsky / Shavell (eds.), Handbook of Law and Economics, Volume 2, Amsterdam 2007, pp. 1471-1570
Bronwyn Hall / Nathan Rosenberg (eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, 2 volumes, Amsterdam 2010
Bronwyn Hall / Dietmar Harhoff, Recent Research on the Economics of Patents, 2011
Robert Litan (ed.), Handbook on Law, Innovation and Growth, Cheltenham 2011
Paul Belleflamme / Martin Peitz, Industrial Organization: Markets and Strategies, Cambridge 2010
Einer Elhauge / Damien Geradin, Global Competition Law and Economics, 2007
Dennis Carlton / Jeffrey Perloff, Modern Industrial Organization, 4th edition, 2004
Martin Peitz / Joel Waldfogel, The Oxford Handbook of the Digital Economy, Oxford 2012
September 2013 issue of the Journal of Industrial Economics, available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joie.2013.61.issue-3/issuetoc
Stefan Bechtold, Law and Economics of Copyright and Trademark on the Internet, in: Durlauf/Blume (eds.), The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, online edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, available at http://www.dictionaryofeconomics.com/article?id=pde2013_L000245
Robert Merges, Economics of Intellectual Property Law, forthcoming 2015 in Parisi (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Law & Economics, available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2412251