In the seminar the stress is on independent creative application of the scientific knowledge in solving problems which mostly cross over to other domains. In the seminar the practical applicability of economic theory is central. Apart from the discussion and analysis of concrete economic problems, the students are also acquainted with the aspects of oral and written communication on them.
The main aim is to teach theoretically founded and methodologically justified operational techniques for the economic evaluation of policy measures.
The students are expected to master the matter treated in the courses "Kwantitatieve analyse: macro-economische problemen", "Kwantitatieve analyse: micro-economische problemen" and "Economische theorie van de politiek".
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Order of Enrolment
You may only take this course if you comply with the prerequisites. Prerequisites can be strict or flexible, or can imply simultaneity. A degree level can be also be a prerequisite.
STRICT: You may only take this course if you have passed or applied tolerance for the courses for which this condition is set.
FLEXIBEL: You may only take this course if you have previously taken the courses for which this condition is set.
SIMULTANEOUS: You may only take this course if you also take the courses for which this condition is set (or have taken them previously).
DEGREE: You may only take this course if you have obtained this degree level.
(FLEXIBLE (D0E19A) AND FLEXIBLE (D0E20A)) AND SIMULTANEOUS (D0E28A)
The codes of the course units mentioned above correspond to the following course descriptions:
D0E19A : Mathematical analysis: macroeconomic problems
D0E20A : Mathematical analysis: microeconomic problems
D0E28A : Econometrics
Is also included in other courses
The seminar spends attention on operational methods for the economic evaluation of policy measures. The following topics are treated:
- Construction and use of micro simulation models
- Construction and use of simple applied general equilibrium models
- Formulation of a cost and benefit analysis
- Construction and use of macroeconomic models