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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: lecture and private study, Variante C: private study and recitation class,
180 hours (Variante A: attendance: 56 hours, preparation and follow-up: 56 hours, exam preparation: 68 hours Variante B: attendance: 28 hours, preparation and follow-up: 84 hours, exam preparation: 68 hours Variante C: attendance: 28 hours, preparation and follow-up: 84 hours, exam preparation: 68 hours)
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


This module includes a discussion of various forms of institutions (markets, laws, social norms, political institutions, etc.). 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

Upon completion of the module, students will be able to,

(1) explain the role of institutions as solutions to societal problems of cooperation and coordination,

(2) identify explanations for cultural differences in the institutional structure,

(3) apply various institutional economics approaches to simple problems and evaluate alternative institutional solutions to problems using formal methods.




Module imported from B.Sc. Economics.

When studying B.Sc. Business Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Specialization Modules.

The module is assigned to the focus area Economics. Further information on eligibility can be found in the description of the study area.

Recommended Reading

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