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PhD Course: Education, Human Capital and Innovation

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Lecture
Day
Time
Place
Prof. Dr. Silke Übelmesser
Thu., 01 Nov 2012
Thu., 08 Nov 2012
Thu., 22 Nov 2012
8.30-16.15
(with breaks)
Bachstraße 18k (east wing)

Exam 

  1. 15-20-minute presentation (in groups of two)
    Date: Thursday, 22 November

  2. Written exam (one hour)
    Date: Monday, 10 December (14:30 - 15:30, Bachstrasse 18 k - seminar room where we had our classes)
    or
    Term paper
    Date: Tuesday, 18 December

Both parts will count 50% for the final grade.


Content

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

Literature

References will be announced in class.


Graduate Programm

For futher information about the graduate program:


Downloads

Day 1

Lecture Notes (updated 30 Oct: changes to slides 2, 4)

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Day 2

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Day 3

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Presentations

Time
Name
Title
Handout
Slides
10.15-10.45
Picard, Stefanie
Roy, Ipsita
Training, innovation and economic growth
 pdf  pdf
10.45-11.15
Haußen, Tina
Töpfer, Stefan
Education, growth and innovation - the german solar industry as an example
 pdf  pdf
11.15-11.45
Brunzel, Johannes
Puppato, Fernanda
Is skill-biased technical change a good enough candidate to explain wage inequality in Europe and US?
 pdf  pdf
Lunch Break
 
     
13.00-13.30
d'Andria, Diego
Weingarten, Severin
The impact of immigration on innovation
 pdf  pdf
13.30-14.00
Lotfi, Zahra
Momeni, Abdolreza
International labour mobility and innovation
 pdf  pdf
14.00-14.40
Blandinieres, Florence
Kublina, Sandra
Muhammad, Ali
Education Technologies an Evolution of Learning
 pdf  pdf
Break
       
14.55-15.25
Herrmann, Johannes
Sanchez, Kamira Muriel
Impact of higher education on firm´s innovativeness
 pdf  pdf
15.25-15.55
Bzhalava, Levan
Changoluisa, Javier
Geographic Proximity, Knowledge Spillovers and Innovation
 pdf  pdf