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PhD Course: Education, Human Capital and Innovation

Winter 2015/16

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Lecture
Day
Place
Prof. Dr. Silke Übelmesser
Mo.,    08 Feb 2016 afternoon
Tue.,   09 Feb 2016 full day
Wed., 10 Feb 2016 full day
Thu.,   11 Feb 2016 morning
(for details, see below)
Friedrich Schiller University Jena,
Bachstraße 18k (east wing)

Content

In this course, we will focus on (higher) education and (skilled) human capital. Questions of interest are: What are 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?

Chapter I: Education and Human Capital in Closed Economies
Chapter II: Education and Human Capital in Open Economies
Chapter III: Human Capital, Innovation and Growth

The purpose is to make the student familiar with important contributions and identify current research topics.


Time plan

Mon, 8 Feb.

13.00-14.30
Chapter I
14.45-16.15
Chapter I
Tue, 9 Feb.





08.30-10.00
Chapter I
10.15-11.45
Chapter II
13.00-14.30
Chapter II
14.45-16.15
Chapter II
Wed, 10 Feb.





 
08.30-10.00
Chapter III
10.15-11.45
Chapter III
13.00-15.30 Self-Study*
15.30-17.00
JERSeminar presentation by Daniel Schnitzlein (University Hannover)**
Evening
Joint dinner with Daniel Schnitzlein (at your own expense)
Thu, 11 Feb.
 
08.30-10.00
Chapter III
10.15-11.45
Presentations by course participants 

* Alternatively, you can join the JERWorkshop (14.15-15.15). For more information, see >here<.
** For more information, see >here<.


Requirements for passing the course:

Students will be required to replicate the main parts of an empirical paper on the course's topics.

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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.
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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.


Literature

References will be announced in class.



Graduate Programs

For further information about the graduate program:


Downloads

Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III