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Hans Gersbach: Catalogue data in Spring 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
363-0575-00LEconomic Growth, Cycles and Policy3 credits2GH. Gersbach
AbstractThis intermediate macroeconomics course focuses on topics in macroeconomics and monetary economics, like economic growth, financial markets and expectations, the goods market in an open economy, monetary policy, and fiscal policy.
ObjectiveStudents obtain a deeper understanding of some important macroeconomic issues.
ContentThis intermediate macroeconomics course focuses on topics in macroeconomics and monetary economics, like economic growth, financial markets and expectations, the goods market in an open economy, monetary policy, and fiscal policy.
Lecture notesCopies of the slides will be made available.
LiteratureChapters in
Manfred Gärtner (2009), Macroeconomics, Third Edition, Prentice Hall.
and selected chapters in other books and/or papers
Prerequisites / NoticeIt is required that participants have attended the lecture "Principles of Macroeconomics" (351-0565-00L).
364-0531-00LCER-ETH Research Seminar Restricted registration - show details 0 credits2SL. Bretschger, A. Bommier, H. Gersbach, W. Mimra
AbstractResearch Seminar of Center of Economic Research CER-ETH
ObjectiveSurvey of the currently leading research in economics, especially in the CER-ETH research fields.
ContentPresentations of current and recent research results in the CER-ETH research fields, usually by international guest speakers.
Prerequisites / NoticePlease note the special announcements.
364-0556-00LDoctoral Workshop: Astute Modelling Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisite: Students are expected to attend the course 364-0559-02L "Design of Institutions and Political Economy", before registering for this workshop.
3 credits1GH. Gersbach
AbstractIn this workshop, we present ongoing research at MIP and discuss the criteria and guidelines for smart modelling of social and economic situations.
ObjectiveWe will learn how to present our own research and improve our modelling skills.
364-0559-02LDesign of Institutions and Political Economy Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2VO. Tejada Pinyol, H. Gersbach
AbstractInstitutions and in particular political institutions are a central determinant of economic performance. In this course, we learn the characteristics of collective decision making and political processes as well as the theoretical tools in institutional design. At the end of the course we will discuss recent research in political economics.Design of Institutions and Policy
ObjectiveIn this doctoral course, we learn the theoretical tools and major results in collective decision theory and political economics. We will use this knowledge to discuss recent research in political economics. The course enables the participants to do their own research in political economics or apply the frameworks to interesting institutional design problems in their own research area.
ContentPart I: Theoretical Tools and Important Results (lectures)
1. Collective Decision Making and Impossibility Results
2. Voting Models
3. Lobbying
4. Creating Institutions: A Mechanism Design Perspective
5. Dynamic Political Economy

Part II: Recent Research in Political Economics (presentations)
Prerequisites / NoticeIn the first part, the theory is presented in lectures. In the second part, each participant will present a paper of her/his interest from the syllabus (provided in the first class meeting) and has to write a referee report (of max. 3 pages) on it.
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 Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 50.
0 credits2SB. Stojadinovic, K. W. Axhausen, D. Basin, A. Bommier, L.‑E. Cederman, P. Embrechts, H. Gersbach, H. R. Heinimann, D. Helbing, H. J. Herrmann, W. Mimra, G. Sansavini, F. Schweitzer, D. Sornette, B. Sudret, U. A. Weidmann
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 and governing complex socio-economic systems, and managing risks 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 and approaches for open problems, to analyze them with computers or other means, 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 seminar. Students and other guests are welcome.
Lecture notesThere is no script, but the sessions will be recorded and be made available. 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 scientific, in particular mathematical skills and some experience of how scientific work is performed.