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Human Capital, Growth and Innovation

(organized by GSBC – „Jena Graduate School on Behaviour in Social and Economic Change“, open to CGDE students)

Lecturer: Professor Dr Silke Übelmesser, (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Chair of Public Finance)
Venue: Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Bachstraße 8k
Date: Monday, 8 February 2016 (afternoon),  Tuesday, 9 February 2016 (full day), Wednesday, 10 February 2016 (full day), Thursday, 11 February 2016 (morning)
Registration: Please contact Tina Wolf, E-mail: tina.wolf@uni-jena.de, until 10 January 2016.

Announcement see pdf.

Course outline:

In this course, we will focus on (higher) education and (skilled) human capital. Questions of interest are: What are the individual and public incentives as to the investment in and the (public or private) provision of higher education? How important are market failures? What are the differences between closed and open economies? What is the role of education and human capital for innovation and growth?

The purpose is to make the students familiar with important contributions and identify current research 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 search for and 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 describing the replication exercise. Further details will be provided during the course.

Both parts have to be passed.


To be announced.

For further details, please see www.fiwi.uni-jena.de/teaching.