Courses

The course introduces the students into the theoretical foundations of antitrust policy (called competition policy in Europe). This will be followed by a detailed explanation of the development of antitrust policy in the United States. The most in-depth part of the course is the analysis of antitrust regulation in the...
Instructor: Ádám Török
Credits: 2.0
COURSE OBJECTIVES The aim of this course is to help you develop as a writer within the English speaking academic community by raising awareness of, practising, and reflecting upon the conventions of written texts. The course will also address other language skills needed for graduate level work in English. Aims During...
Credits: 2.0
Section C – Thesis Related Writing (Mandatory for all)Proposal WritingAims:    To identify the aims of a proposal in general, and the thesis proposal in particular. We discuss the main features, possible structuring and the main problems with proposalsProposal Writing – Peer ReviewAims:    To consider what criteria...
Credits: 0.0
The course is designed to provide scholars with a basic understanding of structural equation modeling (SEM). Special attention is given to the translation of theoretical expectations into SEM, the interpretation of results in SEM analyses and the general use and misuse of SEM in the social sciences. While the course...
Instructor: Levente Littvay
Credits: 2.0
The course is 1.5 credits!This course tackles the economics of financial intermediation and markets. It provides an in-depth look at banks and non-bank financial institutions, their markets, their behavior, and their role in the modern financial system.1.5 credits
Instructor: Peter Szilagyi
Credits: 1.5
Instructor: Bernie Grofman
Credits: 2.0
Type: core for MSc in Business Analytics ( Full & Part Time), MA in Global economic Relations ( Full & Part Time), MSc in Finance ( Full & Part Time)elective for: MSc in Technology Management and Innovation ( Full & Part Time)Timing: Full time, part time: weekday evening TBA
Instructor: Marc Kaufmann
Credits: 2.0
Definitions of ‘colonialism’ and ‘postcolonialism’ vary. Colonialism is sometimes understood as a specific event or experience of the past. Colonialism is also understood as an ongoing exercise of economic, military or political power by stronger states over weaker ones (‘neo-colonialism’). Still others point to...
Instructor: Prem Kumar Rajaram
Credits: 4.0
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Instructor: Matthijs Bogaards
Credits: 2.0
The course is designed to start with the essentials of European politics – the understanding of democracy, of parliamentary systems, of elections, of parties and interest groups. Based on these essentials, specific political systems will be approached in form of cases studies, always based on a comparative ...
Instructor: Anton Pelinka
Credits: 4.0
The course gives an overview of the economic concepts, theoretical approaches and quantitative methods used in the main areas of European competition law: restrictive agreements (§101 of the EU Treaty), abuse of dominance (§102 of the EU Treaty) and merger control. First we explore the basic concepts of effective...
Instructor: Gergely Csorba
Credits: 4.0
The course starts off with an in-depth-look at current orthodoxy in International Relations (IR) and foreign policy theorising before charting divergent lines of flight away from orthodoxy to heterodoxy. The scene setter of the course is thus an engagement with the dominant strands of Western thinking, inside academia...
Instructor: Michael Merlingen
Credits: 4.0
Course descriptionConsumer and Firm Behavior develops microeconomic analytical tools with an em-phasis on building economic intuition. Delivery of concepts will rely on everydayapplications and examples alongside teaching of the basic tools.
Instructor: Anand Murugesan
Credits: 2.0
The course introduces the main problems of the economics of property rightsand contracts.  We will start by considering incomplete transaction cost and contract theoriesfocusing on the efficient arrangements that arise under alternativetechnological characteristics of the economy including the human capitalendowments...
Instructor: Ugo Pagano
Credits: 2.0
Corporate Finance and Risk Management (1.5 credits)Course leader: Peter SzilagyiThis course is 1.5 credits.This course introduces modern financial risk management from the perspective of non-financial corporations. You learn what risks companies should manage and why, how the various types of risk can be measured and...
Instructor: Peter Szilagyi
Credits: 1.5
We study problems related to the separation of ownership and control in modern corporations.  Corporate governance refers to the mechanisms that solve two principal-agent problems, one between the owners of capital and managers, and another between the small, dispersed owners and large, concentrated blockholders of...
Instructor: Almos Telegdy
Credits: 2.0
This course explores the ‘world of courts’, and examines their evolving role in international relations and global governance. It draws mainly on scholarly literature stemming from the IR and global governance fields, but also to a more limited extent from legal studies. It also involves a direct engagement with case...
Credits: 4.0
This course will examine scholarly approaches to the study of nationalism, drawing on a wide range of theoretical and empirical literature, beginning with discussions of key concepts and classical debates in nationalism studies, followed by an exploration of more recent methodological considerations regarding the...
Credits: 2.0
Europe is now often praised as a model case of how to overcome nationalism and war through inter-state cooperation and cultural tolerance. Yet, at the same time, the struggle to come to terms with the legacies of a ‘dark continent’ (Mark Mazower) has continued to this very day. This course engages with one of the core...
Instructor: Thomas Fetzer
Credits: 4.0
Type: core for PhD in Business Administration, MSc in Business Analytics( full time ), MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets ( full time) elective: MA in Global Economic Relations, MSc in Finance  ( full- time)  Timing: Full time: weekday, Part-time: SaturdayAbout 80% of data science tasks are composed of managing...
Instructor: Gergely Daroczi
Credits: 2.0
Type: core Seminar for Data Analysis 1a Full Time: core for Business Analytics Full Time students, Mandatorily elective for MA in economic Policy in Global Markets students and Business Administration PHD students, elective for MSc in Finance and MA in Global Economic Relations students.Timing: Full time: weekday,...
Instructor: Gergely Daroczi
Credits: 2.0
Core for: MSc in Business Analytics ( Part Time & Full Time)Elective for: Global Economic Relations ( part time), MSc in Finance ( Part Time)Seminar: Data Analysis 1a Part Time Seminar core for: MSc in Business Analytics Part- Time & Full Time; electve for MSc in Finance Part Time MA in Global Economic Relations Part...
Instructor: Gergely Daroczi
Credits: 2.0
Type: core for PhD in Business Administration 1st yr , MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets 1st yr, elective for MA in Global Economic Relations ( full time...
Instructor: Gábor Békés
Credits: 2.0
core for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets 1st yr, PhD in Business Administration 1st yr,MA in Global Economic Relations (Full Time)
Instructor: TBA
Credits: 0.5
core for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets 1st yr, MSc in Business Analytics (full-time), MA in Global Economic Relations (full-time), PhD in Business Administrationelective for: MSc in Finance ( Full Time)
Instructor: TBA
Credits: 0.5
core for: MSc in Business Analytics ( Part Time), MA in Global Economic Relations ( Part Time)elective for: MSc in Finance
Instructor: TBA
Credits: 0.5
Seminars:1.) STATA:  mandatorily elective for MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, PhD in Business Administration and MA in Global Economic relations ( Full Time...
Instructor: Arieda Muço
Credits: 2.0
Type: core for MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets 1st yr, MSc in Business Analytics (full-time), MSc in Business Analytics (part-time)elective for: PhD in Business Administration, MA in Global Economic Relations (full-time), MA in Global Economic Relations (part-time), MSc in Finance (full-time), MSc in Finance (...
Instructor: Gábor Békés
Credits: 2.0
core for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, elective for: PhD in Business Administration, Global Economic Relations ( Full time)
Instructor: TBA
Credits: 0.5
core for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets 1st yr, MSc in Business Analytics (full-time)elective for: PhD in Business Administration, MA in Global Economic Relations (full-time), MSc in Finance (full-time), 
Instructor: TBA
Credits: 0.5
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Instructor: tba
Credits: 0.5
Data Analysis 1 introduces regression analysis, the fundamental method of data analysis. This course enables students to carry out simple data analysis and evaluate other people’s analyses in the context of business and economic policy. The emphasis is on acquiring simple but credible methods and learning the tools of...
Instructor: Gábor Kézdi
Credits: 2.0
Data Analysis 2 covers advanced topics of regression analysis, the fundamental methods of data analysis. This course improves students’ knowledge and skills to carry out regression analysis in complex situations and evaluate other people’s analyses in the context of business and economic policy. The emphasis is on...
Instructor: Gábor Kézdi
Credits: 2.0
Data Analysis 3 covers the analysis of the effects of interventions. This course improves students’ knowledge and skills to apply regression analysis in evaluating business and policy interventions. It also introduces students to the design of randomized experiments. Similar to Data Analysis 1...
Instructor: Gábor Békés
Credits: 2.0
The course departs from the insight that democracy is in crisis. The core aim of the course is twofold. First, we propose to explore the sources and different dimensions of the crisis. Second, we intend to examine whether the dynamics of the crisis contains the seeds of transformation. Our focus will be on the...
Credits: 4.0
This is an advanced course in the normative theory of democracy. Normative political theories focus on the following question: states claim to have a right to rule–can this claim be justified? The anarchist response is, No, there is no such a thing as a justified right to rule. Opponents of the anarchist thesis hold...
Instructor: Janos Kis
Credits: 4.0
This course presents case studies in international diplomacy of today. It will be a demanding interactive up-to-date study tour on important current foreign policy issues. The seminar concentrates on issues relating to security policy of and for Europe, on Global Governance, Public and Cultural Diplomacy. It ends with...
Instructor: Dr. Reinhard Bettzüege
Credits: 2.0
This course aims to introduce the students to social science discourse analysis, and in particular to interpretive discourse analysis as a family of approaches that emphasise the constructed nature of politics and the importance of struggles over interpretive and definitory hegemony for political processes and for the...
Instructor: Lea Sgier
Credits: 2.0
The objective of the course is to provide students with the analytical tools to understand the special nature of the EU neighbourhood policy. The semester is structured in five main parts: The first, introductory part (1-6) deals with the challenges to and the responses of the EU foreign policy including general...
Instructor: Péter Balázs
Credits: 4.0
The course focuses on key topics of contemporary European security policy, with a clear focus onthe EU. The course will examine concepts & theories used to make sense of EU security policy; theEuropean External Action Service (EU diplomatic service); big & small states in EU security policy;EU strategy; resilience as...
Instructor: Michael Merlingen
Credits: 4.0
Economic nationalism has for long been one of the standard approaches in international political economy scholarship. Recently, however, criticism has been voiced with regard to the traditional analytical focus on state policy, and the concomitant equation of economic nationalism with protectionism. The argument has...
Instructor: Thomas Fetzer
Credits: 4.0
This course is mandatory for MA students in Economic and Legal Studies and elective for the other students.
Instructor: Andrzej Baniak
Credits: 2.0
The course gives an overview of the economic concepts, theoretical and practical approaches used in market regulation.Government interventions into market developments could be warranted because of several welfare-distorting factors, but these policies need to be well understood in order to avoid further market...
Instructor: Gergely Csorba
Credits: 2.0
6-13 April This study provides an overview of the literature examining various illicit strategies usedby candidates to subvert democratic electoral practices. The main goal of the course is tointroduce a recent and vibrant literature in political science and economics and to exposestudents to the most important areas...
Instructor: Isabela Mares
Credits: 2.0
The objective of the course is to provide students with the analytical tools to understand some pivotal problems of global governance and specific solutions proposed by Europe. The semester is structured in four parts. The introduction presents the main challenges to global governance and the specific regional answers...
Instructor: Péter Balázs
Credits: 2.0
Core for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, MSc in Finance (full-time), MSc in Technology Management and Innovation (full-time)Elective for: MA in Global Economic Relations (full-time)The aim of the course is to provide a broad understanding of the principles and techniques of finance, and to apply these to...
Instructor: Peter Szilagyi
Credits: 2.0
core for : MSc in Finance (part-time), MSc in Technology Management and Innovation (part-time), elective for: MA in Global Economic Relations (part-time), The aim of the course is to provide a broad understanding of the principles and techniques of finance, and to apply these to decisions faced by financial managers....
Instructor: Peter Szilagyi
Credits: 2.0
elective for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, MA in Global Economic Relations ( Full Time)Presentation of the major issues in fiscal policy and public financial management: theoretical foundations, empirical measurement, institutional solutions
Instructor: Balázs Romhányi
Credits: 4.0
Fixed Income Analysis (1.5 credits)Course leader: Peter SzilagyiThis course is 1.5 credits!This course covers analytical tools and techniques required to analyze fixed-income securities in modern financial markets. Reuters examples, case studies and a trading game is used to illustrate how market practitioners...
Instructor: Peter Szilagyi
Credits: 1.5
This course aims to familiarize students with the process by which foreign policy is made. In exploring this question, the course takes students on a tour through the corpus of thought on foreign policy. Broadly speaking, the course follows a traditional "levels of analysis" structure, beginning with the systemic or...
Instructor: Erin Kristin Jenne
Credits: 4.0

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