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Current Topics in Computational Economics



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SoSe 2020 - SoSe 2022

Fakultät VII

H 51

Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre und Wirtschaftsrecht

37311400 FG Volkswirtschaftlehre, insbesondere Makroökonomie

Andresen, Anna

Andresen, Anna

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
2349057 41483 Seminar Current Topics in Computational Macroeconomics
2349433 41978 Current Topics in Computational Economics

Learning Outcomes

During the seminar students will become familiar with the current developments in the computational methods, in particular macroeconomic applications. The seminar facilitates an understanding of the advantages and issues of computational methods in economic research. Each week there will be a presentation and a discussion of a paper on a selected topic. Some examples include: computational and numerical methods, Bayesian methods, simulations, machine learning and neural networks, computational optimizations, programming languages for macroeconomic analysis, parallelization, super computers etc. The seminar enables the students to present the results of their independent scientific work it in written and oral form.


The content of the seminar will become available in the seminar syllabus. List of topics will be distributed in the first session.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS VZ
Seminar Current Topics in Computational Macroeconomics SEM 3831 L 10264 WS/SS English 2

Workload and Credit Points

Seminar Current Topics in Computational Macroeconomics (SEM):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Class attendance 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Class preparation and follow-up 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
60.0h(~2 LP)

Course-independent workload:

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Preparation of presentation 60.0 1.0h 60.0h
Term project and paper 60.0 1.0h 60.0h
120.0h(~4 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

Work in a small group or individually on the assigned topic, presentation, interactive discussion, programming workshops, literature review, independent final research project.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Basic knowledge of macroeconomics, monetary economics, econometrics and statistics

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

No information

Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
term paper / research project 90 written 20 pages
homeworks 10 written 10 pages

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

The portfolio examination consists of the following elements, adding up to a maximum of 100 credits. The grading follows the joint conversion key of the School of Economics and Management (decision of the school's council dated May 28, 2014 - FKR VII-4/8-28.05.2014).

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:
Winter- und Sommersemester.

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 30.

Registration Procedures

Registration in the first session

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

Availability:  unavailable

Electronical lecture notes

Availability:  unavailable


Recommended literature
No recommended literature given.

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Verwendungen (3)
Studiengänge: 2 Stupos: 2 Erstes Semester: SoSe 2020 Letztes Semester: offen

This moduleversion is used in the following modulelists:

Verwendungen (2)
Studiengänge: 1 Stupos: 1 Erstes Semester: SoSe 2020 Letztes Semester: SoSe 2020


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