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Introduction to Institutional Economics
(dt. Einführung in die Institutionenökonomie)

Level, degree of commitment Basic module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Variante A: lecture and recitation class Variante B: Vorle,
180 hours (Variante A: Kontakth: 56 h, preparation and follow-up: 56 h, exam preparation: 68 h Variante B: K: 28 h, V&N: 84 h, P: 68 h Variante C: K: 28 h, V&N: 84 h, P: 68 h)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s):
Examination type: Variant A: Written examination Variant B: Term paper or written examination Variant C: Term paper or portfolio
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Economics.
One semester,
each winter semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Schulte


Various forms of institutions (markets, laws, social norms, political institutions, etc.) are discussed. An understanding of the development of different institutions and their effect on the behavior of individuals is provided. An overview of the major theoretical approaches in institutional economics will be provided.

Qualification Goals

Students acquire an understanding of institutions as solutions to societal problems of cooperation and coordination and recognize explanations for cultural differences in the institutional structure. They acquire the competence to apply various institutional economic approaches to simple problems and to evaluate alternative institutional solutions to problems using formal methods.




Module imported from B.Sc. Economics.

When studying B.Sc. Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Minor subject Economics.

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