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Department of Business and Economics

Seminar: Labour Market Economics

Module: Module 10: Labour Market Economics
Lecturer: Hemker / Rumi
Scope / Credits: 4 SWS / 5 Credits Seminar + 2 Credits Scientific Work
Course type: Seminar
Exam: Term paper and presentation
Language: German
Application: Online application
Date and place: 13.10.2023, 10 a.m., M811
Beginning: 10.10.2023, 02:15 p.m. digital
Interim presentation: Friday 27.10.2023, 10:15 a.m
Deadline for term paper: until Sunday 10.12.2023, 23:59 hrs
Final presentation: probably 15.12.2023, 10:15 a.m.

Contents overview

The seminar is dedicated to questions that are currently being discussed in science and practice. The students work on concrete research questions from the fields of labour market economics.

Here you will find a detailed overview of the seminar schedule and topics.

The number of participants is limited to 20. Application is made using an online form (at the bottom of this page). Students who receive a place in the seminar, as well as students who have received a place on the late list, will be informed.

For all topics, term papers with introductory or further bibliographical references will be assigned. Students are expected to independently consult further relevant literature. Please observe the seminar guidelines provided by the chair when preparing the term paper.

The examination performance consists of the preparation of the term paper, the presentation of the paper during the block seminar as well as active participation. Students are given the opportunity to present on progress in the preparation of the work several times during the semester.

Participation requirements and grading

Bachelor: This seminar (5 credits) is applicable in combination with "Scientific Work" (2 credits) as part of Module 11 (Knowledge Transfer) for Bachelor students at the Faculty of Business and Economics. It is an elective Pflicht module in the Bachelor's degree programme in Economics. Although there are no attendance requirements, modules 5 and 7 are recommended. The final grades are based on a graded module examination in the form of a written paper in conjunction with an oral presentation.

Learning goals

After participating in the seminar, students will be able to:

  • understand and analyze a current topic
  • to independently develop a research topic based on a literature search
  • to conceive, plan and carry out a scientific work
  • to present and defend interim results

Contact person

Tobias Hemker

Pia Rumi