Winter Term


Prof. Dr. Christian Cordes

Lecture: eyery year


Language: german

Learning outcomes:
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.

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Practical Exercises

Seminar: every year


Language: german/english

Learning outcomes:
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.

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Language: english

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.

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Seminar: jährlich


Sprache: English

Lernziele / Kompetenzen: This module introduces students to graduate level microeconomic theory with a focus on behavioral aspects. They will get familiar with established concepts and methodological tools of behavioral economics. Moreover, fields of research belonging to more heterodox approaches to microeconomics and their implications are introduced. In any case, students attain crucial analytical skills to apply advanced theoretical concepts of microeconomics to empirical phenomena, such as bounded rationality, “green” preference learning, findings from happiness research, “nudging” as a behavioral political instrument, empathy, or the effects of (evolved) cognitive “biases” in decision making and preference acquisition.