WS 2018/2019

  • MEA Seminar - Economics of Aging (Ph.D.)
    Instructor: Prof. Axel Börsch-Supan, Dr. Thorsten Kneip
    Time: Wednesday, 10:30-12:00
    Location: MEA seminar room, Amalienstraße 33, room 313 (3rd floor)

  • Applied Health Economics (Bachelor)
    Instructor: Dr. Helmut Farbmacher
    Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Location: Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Amalienstr. 33, 3rd floor
    Description: The seminar will cover a variety of topics in empirical health economics and health policy, for instance, socio-economic status and health, education and health, and health policy.

    The goal of this seminar is to give an overview of interesting research questions in health economics. The students should be enabled to understand basic concepts in health economics and microeconometric methods, and to utilize recent results for their own applied work.

  • Research Workshop "Empirical Economics" (Master)
    Instructor: Romuald Méango, Dr. Helmut Farbmacher, Dr. Tabea Bucher-Koenen, David Cantoni, Fabian Kosse, Andreas Steinmayr, Uwe Sunde, Derya Uysal, Fabian Waldinger, Joachim Winter
    Time: 2 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
    Location: Prof.-Huber-Pl. 2 (W), Lehrturm-W401
    Description: This is Munich's field workshop in empirical economics. It is jointly organized by members of LMU's Department of Economics and of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy. We invite colleagues from local, German and European institutions to present their research.

  • The Economic Implications of Longevity and Aging (Bachelor)
    Instructor: Dr. Duarte Nuno Leite, Prof. Dr. Uwe Sunde
    Time: 30.11.2018-1.12.2018, 09:00 - 19:00
    Location: LMU
    Description: Incresing longevity and population aging will be the drivers of some of the most important economic and social challenges of the twenty-first century. With increasing life expectancy, falling fertility, and the progression of relatively large-sized cohorts to the older ages, the populations and workforces of most developed countries are growing older. These shifts have important implications for macroeconomic potential and performance. For instance, population ageing will change the aggregate stock of human capital as well as its age distribution, with likely implications for labor force participation, hours worked, and savings, and for cross-country trade, capital mobility, and labor mobility. In addition, relatively large cohorts with low or moderate levels of formal education will be successively replaced by smaller cohorts with higher levels of formal education. The shift in the age distribution also has important implications for social security. Demands for transfers and private provisions for old age support will increase, while the population shares of working-age adults will decline. Increasing longevity and population aging
    This seminar will cover some of the core implications of population aging:
    - How does aging affect individual productivity and macroeconomic performance?
    - What are the main challenges associated with population aging for individuals?
    - What are the requirements and options for economic policy?
    The seminar will cover these aspects on the basis of original research contributions (which are typically written in English, hence seminar papers and presentations will also be in English, although language proficiency per se will not be graded). Most of the discussed literature will be empirical, but some theoretical contributions will also be covered.


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Submit your detailed abstracts or full papers until December 2, 2018


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