Teaching

There are far too many great thinkers and theories in economics such that they could be covered in our classes. Nevertheless I try to teach my courses as pluralistic and diverse as possible, without lacking the depth required for appreciating the subject matter. I also publish all of my course notes here. Any comments, critique or suggestions are highly appreciated. Note that currently I do not do any regular teaching which is why these course notes are a little outdated. You can get the materials for my public lectures and keynotes in the presentations section.

Exercises in Game Theory (in German)

This lecture comes as part of the module on Microeconomics at the University of Bremen. Due to time constraints, I have only half a semester to cover the basic concepts of game theory. Nevertheless I take some time to introduce the fundamentals of rational choice theory. Then we continue to derive well-behaved utility funtions, the concept of Nash Equilibria, different game types, sequential games, evolutionary game theory and conclude with a short outlook on experimental game theory.

Seminar: Computational Economics

I teach this seminar together with Dr. Georg Schwesinger. Students will learn how to use the open source software R to conduct computational analysis. A strong focus is put on statistical applications, although we also cover the numerical solution of systems of difference and differential equations. More detailed information and the material can be found on the course page.

Seminar: Information and Information Economics

This seminar is held together with my supervisor, Prof. Elsner. We discuss recent advances in the study of information and information economics, including the classics as Akerlof’s “Market for Lemons”, or Arthurs “Technological lock-in”, but also cutting edge reseach on tied standards and zero-marginal cost economies.

Selected models of Evolutionary Economics (in German)

I present a few formal models of current evolutionary economics. These lectures accompany the main lecture of my supervisor, Prof. Elsner.

Workshop: An Introduction to Complexity Economics

This short course is taught together with my colleague Dr. Torsten Heinrich. We focus on different concepts of complexity, and how they are relevant for economists. We discuss dynamical systems, different types of attractors and their stability. We then give an introduction to networks, different stochastic graph algorithms and their application in economics. We conclude with the exposition of some applied models.

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