Core electives for MEcon students The core electives of the MEcon comprise 2 core courses equating to 8 ECTS plus general core elective courses equating to 8 ECTS. The core electives for the MEcon are subdivided into core courses and general courses. The general core electives are more specialised. Overview of core courses The core courses are broader and their content forms the basis for further specialisation. At least 2 out of 8 courses must be selected. Core courses Course ECTS Lecturer Lang. Sem. Econometrics II (MiQE/F*) 4 Anthony Strittmatter, Ph.D E Spring Political Economics 4 Prof. Dr. Roland Hodler E Autumn Industrial Organization 4 Prof. Dr. Stefan Bühler E Autumn International Trade 4 Dr Stefan Legge, Dr Ulrich Schetter E Spring Labor Economics: Theory and Applications 4 Prof. Beatrix Eugster, PhD E Spring Microeconometrics (MiQE/F*) 4 Prof. Dr. Michael Lechner, Anthony Strittmatter, Ph.D E Spring Public Economics: The Economics of Taxation 4 Prof. Dr. Christian Keuschnigg E Spring Time Series Econometrics (MiQE/F*) 4 Pro Dr. Matthias Fengler E Spring General core electives In addition to the core courses you must choose 2 further courses from the core electives. If you wish to specialise further it is also possible to take additional core electives and have them credited to you in the “Independent electives”. Core electives Course ECTS Lecturer Lang. Sem. Corporate Finance (MBF*) 4 Prof. Dr. Markus Schmid E Autumn Debt and Fiscal Policy 4 Jochen Mankart, PhD E Autumn Economics of Central Banking 4 Dr. Nicolas Cuche-Curti E Autumn Economics of Strategy 4 Prof. Dr. Dennis Gärtner E Autumn Introduction to Web Mining for Social Scientists 4 Prof. Dr. Ulrich Matter E Autumn Mechanism Design (MiQE/F*) 4 Prof. Alia Gizatulina, PhD E Autumn Pension Finance (MBF*) 4 Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Wolter E Autumn Quantitative Risk Management 4 Prof. Enrico De Giorgi, PhD E Autumn Selected Topics in Swiss Public Finance 4 Prof. Dr. Christoph Schaltegger E Autumn Statistics (MiQE/F*) 4 Prof. Francesco Audrino, PhD E Autumn Theoretical Behavioural Finance 4 Prof. Enrico De Giorgi, PhD E Autumn Theory of Finance (MiQE/F*) 4 Prof. Paul Söderlind, PhD E Autumn Theory of Risk and Insurance (MBF) 4 Prof. Dr. Hato Schmeiser E Autumn Asset Liability Management for Insurance Companies (MBF*) 4 Prof. Dr. Hato Schmeiser E Spring Asset Pricing (MiQE/F*) 4 Kameliya Filipova, PhD E Spring Beyond Homo Oeconomicus: Decision Making and Wellbeing in Economics 4 Prof. Dr. Martin Kolmar E Spring Derivatives (MBF*) 4 Prof. Dr. Manuel Ammann, Prof. Dr. Nic Schaub E Spring Economic Development (MIA*) 4 Prof. Dr. Michael Graff E Spring Entrepeneurial Finance, Venture Capital and Economic Performance 4 Prof. Dr. Christian Keuschnigg E Spring Financial Econometrics (MBF*) 4 Prof. Dr. Paul Söderlind E Spring Financial Modeling Workshop: Asset Allocation (MBF*) 4 Dr. Stephan Kessler E Spring Financial Volatility (MiQE/F*) 4 Prof. Francesco Audrino, PhD E Spring Firms in the Global Economy 4 Frank Pisch, PhD E Spring Game Theoretic Models for a Digital World 4 Prof. Alia Gizatulina, PhD E Spring Machine Learning 4 Prof. Dr. Anna-Lena Horlemann, E Spring Market Microstructure (MBF*) 4 Prof. Dr. Angelo Ranaldo E Spring Monetary Policy and Financial Markets (MBF*) 2 Prof. Dr. Angelo Ranaldo E Spring Quantitative Economic Policy 4 Prof. Charles Gottlieb, PhD Arnau Valladares-Esteban, PhD E Spring Quantitative Asset Management 4 Prof. Dr. Axel Kind, Dr. Ralf Seiz E Spring Risk Management and Insurance (MBF*) 4 Prof. Dr. Hato Schmeiser, Prof. Dr. Alexander Braun E Spring Schweizerische Pensionskassen: Risiken und ökonomische Herausforderungen 4 Dr. David Schiess, Dr. Roger Baumann G Spring Notes: The information contained in this table shows the situation according to our current knowledge and plans. It is, however, not binding. Please refer to the official lecture programme of the University. In the case of courses that do not take place until a later semester, the course descriptions from earlier semesters will be shown. * Where codes of other Master’s programmes are shown this means that the course from this programme is open to MEcon students.