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Human Capital, Innovation and Growth (PhD Course)

Lecturer: Professor Dr Silke Übelmesser, (FSU Jena)
Venue: Zoom Conference (there might be some video lectures)
Date: March 8, 2021 – March 11, 2021
Registration: Please register by sending an email to silke.uebelmesser@uni-jena.de by February 20, 2021, listing the paper you plan to present and replicate (giving 1-2 reasons for your choice).

The course will be online (via Zoom).

Monday – March 8, 2021 (afternoon)
Tuesday – March 9, 2021 (full day)
Wednesday – March 10, 2021 (full day)
Thursday – March 11, 2021 (morning)

Course outline:
In this course, we will focus on higher education and skilled human capital and its relation with innovation and growth.

Questions of interest are:
What are the individual and public incentives to invest in human capital? What are the differences between closed and open economies? How does technical progress (digitization) affect the skill composition and what about polarization? What is the role of education and human capital for innovation and growth?

The purpose is to make students familiar with important contributions and identify current topics.

Requirements for passing the course:
Students will be required to replicate the main parts of an empirical paper on the course’s topics.
– Presentation of the paper (30% of final grade): Students should select a suitable paper before the course and present this paper as well as their ideas about the replication during the course.
– Replication (70% of final grade): Students have to submit a paper (some weeks after the course) describing the replication exercise. Further details will be provided during the course.

Both parts have to be passed.

For further details, please see https://www.fiwi.uni-jena.de/phd2021