Prof. Dr. Christian Cordes
Lecture: eyery year
Foundations of economic decisions and problems, economic rationality, markets and coordination problems, fallacy of aggregation, externalities, economics of scale, asymmetric information, macroeconomic thinking, modern economic challenges.
Students are able to evaluate basic economic problems and challenges and to participate in debates on economic policy.
Seminar: every year
Students will get familiar with basic concepts in the field of innovation economics. Moreover, several interdisciplinary extensions of the analysis are presented, such as ideas from system theory or cognitive psychology. The course includes some formal models, such as those stemming from standard microeconomics, but also several imports from other disciplines, such as the replicator dynamic. Some behavioral aspects will be added to the discussion to gain a better understanding of the role of human cognition in determining the direction and pace of technological change. Moreover, students will learn to apply these concepts to explain empirically observed phenomena of innovation-driven economic change.
In this seminar you will find a series of presentations given by PhD students and other researchers (e.g., Post-docs and “Habilitanden”) in business studies and economics from Bremen University.
In addition, it provides a stage to discuss key research articles from various areas or disciplines.
The seminar is open to anyone interested.