Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg FWW der Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft



Einführung in die Wirtschaftspolitik (11075)

This class is held in German.

The course introduces the most important economic concepts that are relevant for economic policy. In addition to the national income and product account, also the basic macroeconomic model, growth theory and principles of political economy are covered.



Einführung in die Volkswirtschaftslehre (11012) andere Fakultäten und Wiederholer FWW

This class is held in German.

- Concepts and Principles of Economics
- Basic methods
- Elements of Microeconomics
- Elements of Macroeconomics



Einführung in die Wirtschaftswissenschaft (11074)

This class is held in German.

The course provides an overview of the methodology and the object of knowledge of economics and introduces some basic models of the micro-theory, which are of importance in business administration, and in the economics.



Microeconomics (11062)

Microeconomic theory deals with decisions of economic agent and the coordination among them. Topics: Theory of the firm; competitive equilibrium and monopoly in a single market; theory of the consumer; fundamentals of general equilibrium theory and game theory.


Umweltökonomik I (20192)

This class is held in German.

- the environmentally basic economic problem
- Prisoner's Dilemma
- Public goods
- common goods
- theory and examples
- instruments for environmental policy
- Pigou tax
- environmental taxes and the double dividend
- Certificate of markets and their practical installation
- Governance and Legal Liability
- questions of intergenerational distribution (the sustainability discussion)


Umweltökonomik II (20327)

This class is held in German.
- the discounting problem

- the double dividend of environmental taxes

- the weighting of environmental goods

- environmental policy and the technical progress


Angewandte Spieltheorie (11026)

This class is held in German.

- basic notation and definition

- normal form games

- pure and mixed Nash equilibriums

- dominance and maximin concept

- repeated games

- games in extensive form (dynamic games)

- complete and incomplete information

- easy normal form games: PD, Chicken, Battle-of-the-Sexes,


- competition economy: Chain Store, Cournot-, Stackelberg-Competition

- personnel economy: Principal-Agent-Problem, Incentive Contracts

- information economy: Lemonsmarkets, Signaling Model


Experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung (20193)

This class is held in German.

Part I:

basics of the experimental methods and special methodical problems

e.g. selection and dealing with experimental subjects, statistical analyse of the experimental data, designing of pay-out-functions, subject-pool effect


Part II:

experiments of special problems

e.g. public good problem, cooperation problem, fairness and reciprocity, stability of preferences



Economic Policy (11071)

- Introduction
- Methodological Basics
- Perfect Competition and the Welfare Optimum
- Prisoners’ Dilemma and Market Failures
- Public Goods and External Effects
- Market Power
- Asymmetric Information
- Redistribution as a Collective Decision
- Financing the Public Sector
- Excess Burden of Taxation and Tax Incidence
- Incentive Effects of Specific


Wirschaftspolitik (11028)

This class is held in German.

The course covers the theoretical allocation sound economic policy. It focuses on the theory of market failure and the problem of collective decisions.


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