Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre und Finanzwissenschaft I

der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg - Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Raffelhüschen

Workshop Dynamic Fiscal Policy (SS 2020)

Time: Mo. 17 – 19 Uhr (Lecture), 19 – 21 Uhr (Tutorial)
Place: Lecture: Max-Kade-Auditorium 2; Tutorial: Max-Kade-Auditorium 1
Start: 20.04.2020
Registration: Application is possible from 01.02.2020 till 13.04.2020. Please send your completed application form and a current transcript of records via email to Stefan Seuffert. Please notice that only a limited number of applicants can be accepted. We will respond to your applications after the decision about the acceptance which will be taken after the closing date for applications.
Target group: Master students
The course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the dynamic macroeconomic effects of fiscal policy, general equilibrium theory, neoclassical growth theory and the model of overlapping generations.
Content The course is structured in four case studies, including the introduction of a pay-as-you-go social security scheme, a deficit-financed tax cut, the incidence of capital income taxation and generational accounting in general equilibrium. Each case study consists of two parts. A lecture providing students with the theoretical background of the case study at hand and an accompanying computer session devoted to the analysis of the dynamic macroeconomic effects by means of a numerical simulation.
Requirements Students should have passed lectures “Öffentliche Ausgaben” and “Öffentliche Einnahmen” or introductory public economic courses at their home universities. In addition, students should have some basic knowledge of Mircosoft Excel or any other spreadsheet software. Last but not least, hearing "Advanced Macroeconomics I" beforehand is advisable but not obligatory.
Credit points: 6 credit points can be earned. In order to complete the course, four graded worksheets and an oral exam have to be passed. Participation in all classes is mandatory. The workshop does not count as a seminar.
Field of study: M.Sc. VWL: Finanzwissenschaft
M.Sc. VWL (PO 2014): Public Sector Economics and International Taxation
M.Sc. BWL (PNPM): Public Sector Economics, Volkswirtschaftslehre
M.Sc. Economics
Teaching assistant: Stefan Seuffert