Courses

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
This course is a short introduction into the vast body of political thought originating in East, South and Southeast Asia. Defined in this way, Asian political thought has tapped the rich traditions associated with Confucian, Taoist, Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim worldviews. However, it has also been an arena for...
Instructor: Indrė Balčaitė
Credits: 2.0
Why did the Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s Armed Forces) allow transition from direct military to civilian rule in 2011? Will North Korea’s regime ever collapse and if so what would change look like? What caused Russia’s de-democratization? What explains the roll-back (democratic backsliding)? How important are economic and non-...
Instructor: Matteo Fumagalli
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
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 – major (i.e. larger) as well as smaller countries. The phenomenon...
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: 3.0
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
This is a course at the intersection of constitutional and political theory. Its central question concerns the conditions of legitimacy of constitutional democracy. We will ask the legitimacy question from a particular perspective – that of the (ir)relevance of the source and the original authorship of the legal and...
Instructor: Nenad Dimitrijevic
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 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
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. The crisis of democracy can be...
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
European Union governance and European integration rely for a large part on law and judicial institutions. For this reason, it is important for anyone engaged in EU studies to acquire a basic understanding of the Union's law. The course, aimed at non-lawyers, adopts a law-in-context and critical approach to EU legal...
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: 3.0
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
The course aims at providing students with an understanding of the evolution of European political order from antiquity up to the dissolution of the ancien régime. Still, this is not a ‘history’ course. Rather, the objective is to familiarise students with the ways of theorising international political order which,...
Instructor: Alexander Astrov
Credits: 4.0
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 presents systematic explanation of the emergence of the global economy. This course is prepared as a broad introduction to the topics at the centre of policy debates, which the student - who may one day be involved in policy making in different contexts - might find useful. The course is taught in non-...
Instructor: Julius Horváth
Credits: 2.0
This is an advanced conceptual course in the quantitative, history of global financial, debt and monetary crises. What factors drive capital and debt market integration in the long run? Why do financial, monetary and sovereign debt crises arise and how should they be solved? We explore these issues by addressing the...
Instructor: Gerardo Della Paolera
Credits: 2.0
This course offers the financial theory and quantitative tools necessary for understanding how stock, bond, and option prices are determined, and how financial assets are used for investment decisions.Topics covered include modeling the relation between risk and return, optimal portfolio selection, asset pricing...
Instructor: Adam Zawadowski
Credits: 4.0
The course aims at providing students with an overview of theorising in the field of International Relations. Although the field itself took shape as an institutionalised academic pursuit only in the twentieth century and for a long time remained a predominantly Western engagement, in many ways it emerged as a...
Credits: 4.0
This course aims to explore the relationship between inequality, globalization of economicmarkets and institutions. More particularly it tries to answer the questions of why certainnations are able to adopt institutions and policies that promote equality; under whatconditions, economic, social and political capital...
Instructor: Anil Duman
Credits: 4.0
This course gives an introduction to the field of Health Economics, which is a growing field within Microeconomics. Our focus during the course is on theoretical considerations, with linkages to health policy issues. We build on basic microeconomic models and theories, and see how those can be applied to address...
Instructor: Anikó Bíró
Credits: 2.0
This course will introduce students to the theory, practice and reform of healthcare systems.  We will examine how such systems supposed to work, how they actually work, and how they can and cannot be reformed.   Familiarity with the basics of health economics is highly relevant now that advanced countries spend an...
Instructor: Peter Mihalyi
Credits: 3.0
 The course is student centred. It will explore a wide range of contemporary issues regarding policies and institutions.  Students will be expected to address real life economic policy problems, drawing on theoretical analysis they have already been exposed to, empirical evidence and practical experience (e.g. as...
Instructor: Jacek Rostowski
Credits: 3.0
Elective courseThe unprecedented degradation of the planet’s ecosystems is one of the most pressing challenges confronting the international community. Despite the proliferation of legal and policy initiatives to protect the environment, conflicts between affluent and poor countries (the North-South divide) have...
Instructor: Carmen G. Gonzalez
Credits: 2.0
Elective course, Security Specialization/ConcentrationLearn how armed conflicts are regulated, civilians protected, and violations punished. This course will examine the principles of international humanitarian law (IHL), and their application in practice. The course will consider the core principles of distinction,...
Instructor: Kirsten Roberts Lyer
Credits: 2.0
The course surveys scholarly and policy debates on contemporary international intervention and statebuilding, including humanitarian intervention, Responsibility to Protect, development and humanitarian aid. It critically examines both the liberal peace perspective, focusing on institution/capacity building and good...
Instructor: Xymena Kurowska
Credits: 4.0
This introductory seminar surveys the major topics of International Political Economy (IPE). It serves as a mandatory introductory course. There are no formal prerequisites for this seminar other than the willingness to read a lot, think hard and participate actively in class discussions. The reading load is...
Instructor: Zbigniew Truchlewski
Credits: 2.0

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