Isabel Günther: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Isabel Günther
FieldDevelopment Economics
Address
Professur für Entwicklungsökonomie
ETH Zürich, CLD B 9
Clausiusstrasse 37
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 87 50
E-mailisabel.guenther@nadel.ethz.ch
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipAssociate Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
701-0729-01LEmpirical Social Research Methods Restricted registration - show details 2 credits2GS. Wehrli, I. Günther
AbstractThe course provides an overview of the various methodological approaches in empirical social research and covers the different stages of the research process. Acquired skills are applied in a research project on the topic of "environmental behavior" and "development policy".
ObjectiveUpon completion of the course, students should be familiar with:
(1) The basic principles behind different empirical social-research methods and the conditions under which their use is appropriate
(2) The steps involved in an empirical study
(3) The application of empirical research methods to a research project
ContentEmpirical social research employs a wide variety of research methods, such as surveys or laboratory and non-reactive field experiments. The course will begin with an overview of the various methodological approaches, including their advantages and disadvantages and the conditions under which their use is appropriate. It will continue with a discussion of the different stages of the research process, including hypothesis generation, formulating a research plan, measurement, sampling, data collection and data analysis. This knowledge will be applied to conducting a research project on a suitable topic.
LiteratureBabbie, E. (2009). The Practice of Social Research (11th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Bryman, A. (2008). Social Research Methods (3rd ed.). Oxford: University Press.
Diekmann, A. (2007). Empirische Sozialforschung (18. Aufl.). Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt.
751-1500-00LDevelopment Economics I2 credits2VI. Günther, K. Harttgen
AbstractIntroduction into basic theoretical and empirical aspects of economic development. Prescriptive theory of economic policy and institutional design for poverty reduction and economic growth. Selected aspects of political economy.
ObjectiveBasic theoretical and empirical knoweldege of development economics.
ContentImpediments of development through external shocks and erroneous economic policies. Economic policy for growth and poverty reduction. Trade policy, fiscal and monetary policy, exchange rate policy. Selected aspects of political economy.
Lecture notesNone.
LiteratureD. Perkins, S. Radelet, D. Lindauer, S. Block (2012): Economics of Development. 7th Edition, W. W. Norton, New York and London.
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirement: Introduction to economics.
851-0624-00LSeminar for PhD Students: Research for Development (R4D) - Theoretical Approaches and Field Studies Information 1 credit1KI. Günther, B. Becker
AbstractDoctoral candidates, whose research is related to development issues, are invited to give a presentation about their on-going work and discuss the doctoral project with a multidisciplinary audience.
ObjectiveDoctoral students are able to present their doctoral project to an interdisciplinary audience and to respond to questions of a wider development context.
Prerequisites / NoticeBlock seminar during two days in the summer semester. Information for registration:http://bit.ly/Colloquium_R4D_2016
860-0019-00LEmpirical Social Research Methods (with Paper) Restricted registration - show details
Only for Science, Technology, and Policy MSc.
3 credits2G + 1AS. Wehrli, I. Günther
AbstractThe course provides an overview of the various methodological approaches in empirical social research and covers the different stages of the research process. Acquired skills are applied in a research project on the topic of "environmental behavior" and "development policy".
ObjectiveUpon completion of the course, students should be familiar with:
(1) The basic principles behind different empirical social-research methods and the conditions under which their use is appropriate
(2) The steps involved in an empirical study
(3) The application of empirical research methods to a research project
ContentEmpirical social research employs a wide variety of research methods, such as surveys or laboratory and non-reactive field experiments. The course will begin with an overview of the various methodological approaches, including their advantages and disadvantages and the conditions under which their use is appropriate. It will continue with a discussion of the different stages of the research process, including hypothesis generation, formulating a research plan, measurement, sampling, data collection and data analysis. This knowledge will be applied to conducting a research project on a suitable topic.
LiteratureBabbie, E. (2009). The Practice of Social Research (11th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Bryman, A. (2008). Social Research Methods (3rd ed.). Oxford: University Press.
Diekmann, A. (2007). Empirische Sozialforschung (18. Aufl.). Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt.
Prerequisites / Noticethis course is linked to the course Empirical Social Research Methods 701-0729-01L
865-0000-03LTopical Issues of Development Cooperation Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.
Doctoral students dealing with empirical research in the area of development and cooperation (EZA) may be admitted "sur Dossier".

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
1.2 credits2GK. Harttgen, I. Günther
AbstractThe training course provides an introduction into strategic schools of thought that are important in current theoretical discussions and policies of development cooperation.
ObjectiveThe training course provides an introductio into strategic schools of thought that are important in current theoretical discussions and policies of development cooperation.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents of the course must fulfil requirements specified on the homepage of NADEL. Electronic registration may be done only after registration with NADEL secretariate.
865-0042-00LFinancial Management and Profitability of Development Projects Restricted registration - show details
Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.
Doctoral students dealing with empirical research in the area of development and cooperation (EZA) may be admitted "sur Dossier".

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
2 credits3GI. Günther, M. Störmer
AbstractThe course conveys basic knowledge of methods and instruments for the financial management and the economic analysis of development projects. Case studies and exercises are used to make students familiar with methods and instruments of financial management.
ObjectiveThe course conveys basic knowledge of methods and instruments for the financial management and the economic analysis of development projects. Case studies and exercises are used to make students familiar with methods and instruments of financial management.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents of the course must fulfill requirements specified on the homepage of NADEL.