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PhD Course: Education, Human Capital and Innovation

Winter 2017/18

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Lecture
Day
Place
Prof. Dr. Silke Übelmesser
Tue.,   10 Oct 2017 afternoon
Wed.,  11 Oct 2017 full day
Thu.,   12 Oct 2017 full day
Fri.,   13 Oct 2017 morning
(for details, see below)
Friedrich Schiller University Jena,
Bachstraße 18k (east wing)

Please contact Tina Wolf, E-mail: tina.wolf@uni-jena.de, until 25 September 2017.

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

Tue, 10 Oct.

13.00-14.30
14.45-16.15
Lecture
Wed, 11 Oct.




08.30-10.00
10.15-11.45
Lecture
12.00-13.45
14.00-15.30
15.30-17.00
Joint lunch with Bernd Süßmuth (at your own expense)
JERSeminar presentation by Bernd Süßmuth (University of Leipzig)**
Self-Study
Thu, 12 Oct.


 
08.30-10.00
10.15-11.45
Lecture
13.00-14.30
14.45-16.15
Lecture
Fri, 13 Oct.
 
08.30-10.00
10.15-11.45
Lecture
Presentations by course participants 

** 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

Slides 1

Slides 2

Slides 3