Teaching

Summer Term 2021

Master Seminar: Economic Drivers and Consequences of Mental Illnesses

Syllabus_MW86_summer21_mental_health_final_v2.pdf
Syllabus_MW86_summer21_mental_health_final.pdf

Teachers: Dennis Gottschlich and Jens Südekum

In this seminar we will cover different nexuses between the economic sphere and the medical sphere of mental health. We will focus on applied empirical papers and cover three big areas: first, economic drivers of mental illnesses such as import competition, automation, business cycles, austerity measures and unemployment. Second, papers which try to estimate costs of mental illnesses of the economy or on individual economic outcomes. Third, papers which deal with policy interventions which potentially reduce, or unintendedly increase, mental illnesses. All this is complemented by a new way of measuring changes in mental health and well-being: social-media activity.

Syllabus_MW86_summer21_mental_health_final_v2.pdf

Bachelor Seminar: Aktuelle Themen der Wirtschaftspolitik vor, während und nach der Corona-Pandemie

Teachers: Dennis Gottschlich and Jens Südekum

In this seminar we cover current challenges resulting from the COVID-19 Crises for economic policy and beyond. We want to discuss the arguments and controversies and connect them with scientific evidence.

Syllabus_BW37_summer21_corona_final.pdf