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. Asset Pricing (MiQE/F*) 4 Prof. Dr. Matthias Fengler E Autumn Behavioural Finance (MBF*) 2 Prof. Dr. Nic Schaub, Prof. Dr. Martin Brown E Autumn Behavioral Game Theory (MiQE/F*) 4 Prof. Claudia Neri, PhD E Autumn Debt and Fiscal Policy (MEcon) 4 Jochen Mankart, PhD E Autumn Economics in Action: An integrated Perspective on Econonomics (MEcon) 2 Prof. Dr. Simon Evenett E Autumn Economics of Central Banking (MEcon) 4 Dr. Nicolas Cuche-Curti E Autumn Economics of European Integration (MEcon) 4 Peter Moser, PhD E Autumn International Macroeconomics (MEcon) (no course in autumn 16) 4 Prof. Dr. Guido Cozzi E Autumn Mechanism Design (MiQE/F) 4 Prof. Alia Gizatulina, PhD E Autumn Selected Topics in Swiss Public Finance (MEcon) 4 Prof. Dr. Christoph Schaltegger 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 Derivatives (MBF) 4 Prof. Dr. Manuel Ammann, Prof. Dr. Nic Schaub E Spring Economic Development (MIA) 4 Prof. Dr. Michael Graff E Spring Econometric Methods for Financial Instruments (MiQE/F) 4 Prof. Dr. Matthias Fengler 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 Market Microstructure (MBF) 4 Prof. Dr. Angelo Ranaldo E Spring Monetary Policy and Financial Markets (MBF) 2 Prof. Dr. Angelo Ranaldo E Spring Real Estate Economics (MiQE/F) 4 Prof. Dr. Roland Füss E Spring Real Estate Finance (MBF) 4 Prof. Dr. Roland Füss, Prof. Dr. Zeno Adams E Spring Risk Management and Insurance (MBF) 4 Prof. Dr. Hato Schmeiser, Prof. Dr. Alexander Braun E Spring Schweizerische Pensionskassen: Risiken und ökonomische Herausforderungen (MEcon) 4 Dr. David Schiess, Dr. Roger Baumann G Spring The Economics of Strategy (MEcon) 4 Dennis Gärtner, Prof. Dr. E Spring Statistics (MiQE/F*) 4 Kameliya Filipova PhD E Autumn Judgment and Decisions: Theory and Evidence 4 Prof. Claudia Neri, PhD E Spring Quantitative Asset Management 4 Prof. Dr. Axel Kind, Dr. Ralf Seiz E Spring Computational Statistics 4 Prof. Francesco Audrino, PhD E Spring Advanced Microeconometrics 4 Prof. Dr. Markus Frölich E Spring Pension Finance 2 Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Wolter E Autumn International Finance 4 Dr Heinrich von Wyss E Spring Entrepeneurial Finance, Venture Capital and Economic Performance 4 Prof. Dr. Christian Keuschnigg E Spring Beyond Homo Oeconomicus: Decision Making and Wellbeing in Economics 4 Prof. Dr. Martin Kolmar E Spring MPEF Research Seminar 4 Prof. Francesco Audrino, PhD, Prof. Dr. Michael Lechner E Spring Dynamic Macroeconomics: solution methods and applications to models with incomplete markets 4 Prof. Dr. Winfried Koeniger E 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.