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The course will provide detailed technical knowledge and will consist of a combination of technical reading, discussions and presentations.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wenzelburger is Dean of the Faculty of Economics at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and is Chair of Macroeconomics there. His research interests include the economics of banking, agent-based finance and the theory of expectation formation.

M3-1 Economic and Finance

In analyzing both the real and the monetary sides of the subject, the aim of this module is to build up a simple unified frame-work for communicating the grand traditional insights as well as the newest findings and approaches. In order to help students grasp and retain the underlying logic of international economics and finance, the theoretical development is motivated at each stage by pertinent data or policy questions. Throughout the module, there is a special focus on European aspects and causes and consequences of the euro area debt and banking crisis.