Courses

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
Course code: CNSC 6000Level: DoctoralCourse Status: MandatoryBackground and overall aim of the course:Networks are ubiquitous. Economic trade, social relationships, terrorist organizations or biochemical reactions – all span networks. Network science has gone through a spectacular development recently. The data deluge...
Instructor: János Kertész
Credits: 4.0
In this course, we will examine long-term trends in global economic inequalities between and within countries, and we will engage with the most important controversies about the measurement and interpretation of inequality. In the first part of the course, major theoretical approaches to global inequality will be...
Instructor: Thomas Fetzer
Credits: 4.0
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-...
Credits: 4.0
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 and globalization from multiple perspectives. In the first part of the class, approaches to globalization and measurement issues are covered. Then, concepts of inequality (income, opportunity, mobility, inclusion, etc.) are introduced. Particularly,...
Instructor: Anil Duman
Credits: 2.0
This course aims to explore the relationship between inequality, globalization of economic markets and institutions. More particularly it tries to answer the questions of why certain nations are able to adopt institutions and policies that promote equality; under what conditions, economic, social and political capital...
Instructor: Anil Duman
Credits: 2.0
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
elective for MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets and MA in Global Economic Relations ( Full Time)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.  ...
Instructor: Peter Mihalyi
Credits: 4.0
This course is accessible to anyone with an under-graduate background in social sciences or economics; this course presents review of the history of economic thinking and economic analysis; course covers the following topics: Introduction, Great Religions and the Origins of Economic Thought; Greek and Medieval Thought...
Instructor: Julius Horvath
Credits: 2.0
elective for: MA in Economics, MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, MA in Global Economic Relations
Credits: 3.0
core for : MA is Economic Policy in Global Markets 1st yrelective for : MA in Global Economic Relation ( Full Time) 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...
Instructor: Jacek Rostowski
Credits: 3.0
core for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Marketselective for: MA in Global Economic Relations ( Full Time)
Instructor: Laszlo Matyas
Credits: 2.0
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
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
This course is a specialized graduate-level seminar in international political economy (IPE) that assumes little or no background in the field. The course surveys four main substantive domains of the international economy that are increasingly inter-related: trade, investment, finance and development. In addition, the...
Instructor: Andrew X. LI
Credits: 4.0
The course aims at facilitating a discussion of some of the issues currently debated in International Relations theory. The course is centred around some of the theoretical debates in contemporary International Relations theory and is aimed at enhancing students’ ability to analyse the way various theoretical...
Instructor: Alexander Astrov
Credits: 4.0
The world has become less predictable and more turbulent in recent years with the Syrian crisis, the increased irregular migration, terrorism on the rise again and new resource and climate change disputes. The course investigates the role of international law in mitigating the tensions and maintaining its regulatory...
Instructor: Boldizsár Nagy
Credits: 4.0
Elective Course, Development Specialization/ConcentrationSouth Sudan and Sudan are important and influential case studies of international intervention. On one level, this course explores the connections between ideals, practices and outcomes of different kinds of international interventions, with particular interest...
Instructor: Daniel Large
Credits: 2.0
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Instructor: Gábor Révész
Credits: 0.0
Background and overall aim of the course. This compulsory pre-session course introduces the basic statistical concepts to be used in the Data Analysis courses.
Instructor: Gábor Kézdi
Credits: 0.0
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. It will consider the core principles of distinction,...
Instructor: Kirsten Roberts Lyer
Credits: 2.0
The course equips students with the math knowledge allowing them to go through theMA program successfully. Completion of the course is a necessary condition for continuing the program.The course aims to ensure that all the students mastered the mathematical skillssufficient to participate in the program.
Instructor: Gabor Revesz
Credits: 3.0
Short SyllabusBig Data is all around us – facebook users, records on citizens, the network of neurons in the brain, routes of migrants, impact of publications. The Data itself is neither good or evil, however, it can be used for either purposes. The availability and analysis of big data opens up enormous opportunities...
Instructor: Miklós Koren, Arieda Muço, Chrys Margaritidis, Jozsef Martin, Transparency International Hungary), Roberta Sinatra, Karoly Boroczky
Credits: 2.0
This course brings together several different academic approaches to making sense of Russian foreign policy. It combines the insights from the disciplines of International Relations, Political Science, Postcolonial Studies, International Political Sociology and Historical IR to provide a context-rich and historically...
Instructor: reshetnikov_anatoly
Credits: 4.0
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Credits: 3.0
The field of Labor Economics applies microeconomic analysis to important socialissues and public policies involving employment, wages, working conditions, and unemployment. Apartial list of issues and policies would include poverty, welfare policy, minimum wages, overtimerules, layoff restrictions, education, job...
Credits: 3.0
Elective courseIn Program MA in Global Economic Relations elective only for Full Time students.A policy-design and practice-orientated course on macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policy, budget planning and execution, subsovereign finance, regulation and supervision of financial institutions, corporate and financial...
Instructor: Lajos Bokros
Credits: 4.0
elective for: MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets, MA in Global Economic Relations (full-time)Course explores major contemporary issues in macroeconomic policies and institutions – drawing ontheoretical analysis, empirical evidence, and practical experience. Although the primary focus is onadvanced economies,...
Instructor: George Kopits
Credits: 2.0
This course will attempt to change the perception, or at least to engage with it seriously. It will do so by taking as its starting point of the most striking developments in todays world politics, a promise of making things ‘great again’ that can be heard in the US and China, in Russia and Hungary, in Turkey and...
Instructor: Alexander Astrov
Credits: 4.0
Microeconomics studies how individual market participants, like households and firms, make theirchoices from the alternatives available to them. It also studies how such choices interact in themarket to determine prices and resource allocations. A thorough understanding of microeconomicswill be useful for any economic...
Instructor: Alessandro De Chiara
Credits: 2.0
This course provides an introduction to a new method of comparative research designed to provide more rigorous answers to long-standing debates in comparative research, micro-historical analysis. The course intends to familiarize students with this method of research and prepare them to produce original research that...
Instructor: Isabela Mares
Credits: 2.0
Instructor: Isabela Mares
Credits: 2.0
The birthplace of the nation-state and multi-national empires, Central and Eastern Europe is unique inthe world for its heterogeneous mix of peoples who have long identified as distinct nations, ethnicgroups and other ascriptively defined groups. It is also unique for its long history of conflictmanagement. From the...
Instructor: Erin Kristin Jenne
Credits: 4.0
Introduces network science and the set of tools used to understand complex networks emerging in social and economic systems. Focuses on the empirical study of real networks, with examples from computer science (World Wide Web, Internet), social systems (e-mail, friendship networks), political systems (voting patterns...
Instructor: László Barabási
Credits: 2.0
This course will introduce students to the design and implementation of modern fiscal frameworks with a special emphasis on the euro area. The current explosion of the number of independent fiscal institutions (fiscal councils) worldwide reflects an emerging consensus among economists that independent fiscal watchdogs...
Instructor: Ludovit Odor
Credits: 2.0
The way science works raises deep and pressing philosophical questions. Is there a way to demarcate science from non-science? How is scientific knowledge made reliable? Is it giving us access to reality or is it merely a tool for successful prediction? The so-called “analytic” project (following Barker...
Instructor: Maria Kronfeldner
Credits: 2.0
Political institutions are peculiar entities. They claim a right to issue binding directives (commands, rules, laws) to those within their jurisdiction and to enforce their directives against disobedience. Furthermore, they claim that their directives have supremacy over the directives issued by non-political...
Instructor: Janos Kis
Credits: 4.0
This advanced topic course will run in the Winter term for one week, between 7-11 March.The course explains why financial markets exist and how they have evolved by looking at the agents, actors, and institutions that generate a demand for them. The consequences of increasingly integrated markets, and the possibility...
Instructor: Herman Schwartz
Credits: 2.0
This course presents description and analysis of the emergence, evolution and current state of world financial system. We begin with classical introductory papers, and then we follow with historical overview with emphasis on the last two decades when globalization led to dramatic expansion of the world financial...
Instructor: Julius Horvath
Credits: 4.0
This is an MA course, combining theory and policy, addressing the fundamentals of what remains of the EU after Brexit. It addresses the history, institutional evolution as well as the core policies of the changing structures of the European Union, focusing on those relating to money and decision making on Community...
Instructor: László Csaba
Credits: 4.0
The course proposes focused readings in power and resistance studies. It privileges a humanities (as opposed to a positivistic/scientistic) perspective, which is motivated by the desire to offer new intelligibilities, via the destabilisation of everyday, commonsensical and dominant scholarly knowledge’s, of OUR...
Instructor: Michael Merlingen
Credits: 2.0
The course in the winter term focuses on the entanglement of relations of power, modes of fabricating subjects and subjectivities, modes of making a living and modes of resistance. The topics and readings have been selected with the purpose of offering students critical perspectives on the contemporary that are...
Instructor: Michael Merlingen
Credits: 2.0

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