Core Elective Courses Here you can find detailed information about the core elective courses. The following core elective courses are offered: Specialisation: Econometrics Course Lecturer Semester Spatial Econometrics Prof. Zeno Adams and Roland Füss Spring Statistical Learning and Applications Prof. Christine De Mol Spring PEF / GSERM* Advanced Microeconometrics Prof. Markus Frölich Spring PEF / GSERM* Computational Statistics Prof. Francesco Audrino Spring PEF / GSERM* Econometrics of Big Data Prof. Christian Hansen and Viktor Chernozhukov Spring PEF / GSERM* Time Series Analysis - Advanced Methods Prof. Carsten Trenkler Spring PEF / GSERM* Econometric Methods for Social Spillovers and Networks Prof. Bryan Graham Autumn Causal Inference Prof. Anthony Strittmatter (HS17) Autumn PEF / GSERM* Specialisation: Economics Course Lecturer Semester Topics in Economics Prof. Reto Föllmi and Prof. Winfried Koeniger Autumn Political Economics of Development Prof. Roland Hodler Autumn Empirical Evaluation of Economic Models Prof. Conny Wunsch Autumn Specialisation: Finance Courses Lecturer Semester Quantitative Behavioural Finance with Applications Prof. Enrico De Giorgi Spring Quantitative Asset Management (not in FS18) Prof. Axel Kind / Dr. Ralf Seiz Spring Topics in Behavioral Finance Prof. Markku Kaustia Spring Resampling Methods and Forecasting Prof. Lorenzo Camponovo Spring PEF / GSERM* Topics in Financial Intermediation Prof. Martin Brown Spring Advanced Topics in Pricing and Hedging of Equity Derivatives Prof. Matthias Fengler Autumn Empirical Asset Pricing Prof. Paul Söderlind Autumn Market Microstructure Prof. Angelo Ranaldo Autumn Time Series Methods in Financial Econometrics Prof. Patrick Gagliardini Autumn * External participants have to pay a fee for attending the courses offered together with GSERM (GSERM / PEF courses) We regularly offer new courses. For more detailed information please check the online course directories. Please note that crediting courses from our Partner Programmes is possible: e.g. the University of Constance regularly offers courses in Econometrics and Finance that can be credited. Detailed information about crediting may be found here.