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Selected Topics in Economics, Management, and Organization

Course code
Course type
Doctoral Program Lecture
Weekly Hours
FS 2020
Prof. Dr. Peter-J. Jost
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.

The course objective is to introduce graduate and advanced undergraduate students into selected topics of economics, management, and organization and to give theman overview of existing literature in these research fields.

In the first meeting a selection of topics will be presented of which the course paaticipants may choose one. In the second session they will than present the literature covering this topic and discuss it within the group.

For more information see the Syllabus attached.

Topics in recent years were:

  • Koordination durch Information (1998)
  • Ökonomische Analyse sozialer Normen (1998)
  • Evolutionary Game Theory (1999)
  • Psychologische Spiele (1999)
  • Beeinflussungsaktivitäten bei Reorganisation (2000)
  • Unvollständige Verträge und die Theorie der Firma (2001)
  • Netzwerkökonomie (2001)
  • Strategisches Konfliktmanagement in Organisationen (2002)
  • Konglomerate: Unternehmensstrategien, Unternehmensgrenzen und interne Kapitalmärkte (2002)
  • Selbstkontrolle und Motivation: Neue theoretische Ansätze, Anwendungen und experimentelle Evidenz in der ökonomischen Psychologie (2003)
  • Realoptionen und strategische Aspekte (2003)
  • Strategische Aspekte von Beförderungen (2005)
  • Fairness und andere Präferenzen (2005)
  • The Economics of Advertising (2006)
  • Risikomanagement und Versicherung(2006)
  • Besteuerung, Steuerharmonisierung und Steuerwettbewerb (2007)
  • Produktdifferenzierung (2008)
  • Sports Economics (2010)
  • Informationsasymmetrien in elektronischen Märkten (2011)
  • Econometrics in Organizational Theory (2012)
  • Online Advertising – Targeting, Auctions and Privacy (2013)
  • International Management (2014
  • Mass customization vs. mass production (2015)
  • The economics of innovation (2016)
  • Strategic risk-taking competition (2017)
  • Spatial Competition in Mulit-store Environments (2018)
  • Mass Customization in Health Economics (2019)
Date Time
Thursday, 26.03.2020 13:45 - 15:15
Wednesday, 27.05.2020 09:45 - 18:00
Literature will be announced at the beginning of the course.
Presentation and discussion
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