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25 October 2021

Sciences Po

Research Integrity and Open Science

How do Open Science principles fit together with those of scientific integrity? The course will address the following issues: Ethics, integrity and me...

How do Open Science principles fit together with those of scientific integrity? The course will address the following issues: Ethics, integrity and method of documenting data. Administrative constraints and pressure on sensitive data. By Sophie Forcadell and Cyril Heude from the Sciences Po Library.
Entry requirements: None
Assessment: None
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Online
25/10/21 - 25/10/21
Reg. deadline: 25/10/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

27 October 2021

Hertie School

PhD Panel on “Challenges and Opportunities for Reforming EU's Public Administration”

The implementation of public administration reforms in European countries have been diverse. While initial reform waves aimed at introducing new manag...

The implementation of public administration reforms in European countries have been diverse. While initial reform waves aimed at introducing new managerial practices and policy instruments such as setting clear targets and the intensive use of performance management instruments; in recent years, European public administrations have turned to recent reform trends including the introduction of ‘agile methods’, policy labs, and the general transition towards e-government. Considering those trends, this panel addresses the challenges, opportunities, and advancements in pursuing public administration reforms in European countries and beyond. Presenters Maximilian Kupi, PhD researcher at the Hertie School Position vacant, please apply. Discussants Prof. Dr. Kai Wegrich, Professor of Public Administration and Public Policy at the Hertie School Prof. Dr. Patrick Dunleavy, Professor of Public Policy at the EU
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Online
27/10/21 - 27/10/21
Reg. deadline: 25/10/21
Credits: 0
European University Institute

Rule of Law Conditionality in the EU

The course will discuss which values and why the EU needs to protect against member states, who systematically violate EU values; what should be the a...

The course will discuss which values and why the EU needs to protect against member states, who systematically violate EU values; what should be the aim of the EU: to protect individual rights within the Member States or preventing systemic violations of the values; are the current tools appropriate; should the EU consider serious economic sanctions against and exclusion of non-complying Member States or to enhance the possibilities for NGOs, equality bodies and/or interest groups to bring collective legal action; is it at all possible for the EU to secure ROL, democracy and fundamental rights without a national constitutional culture, education, media freedom.
Teachers:
  • Gabor Halmai (European University Institute)
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
27/10/21 - 29/10/21
Reg. deadline: 15/10/21
Credits: 3
N° of Sessions: 3

28 October 2021

Bocconi University

LAW AND ECONOMICS

Over the last decades, the economic approach to the study of law has become an important part of the canon in Anglo-American scholarship. In Europe, ...

Over the last decades, the economic approach to the study of law has become an important part of the canon in Anglo-American scholarship. In Europe, though still far from being widely accepted, it is progressively gaining theoretical interest and exercising practical influence in legal thought and discourse. The aim of this course is to present some basic theoretical tools of the economic approach to law, and discuss two major pictures of law and economics: the conventional and the behavioral, the former being a standard view that has been challenged by the latter in the last years. We will also consider, to this purpose, the accounts that the two pictures give of some particular areas of law (such as contract and tort law). ----- Syllabus: https://www.unibocconi.eu/wps/wcm/connect/916f293e-ff48-4297-82c9-c4abc8bc246c/tuzet+21-22-syllabus+L%26E.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CVID=nHyIYe7 ----- All CIVICA students are offered the possibility to attend Bocconi courses online. The possibility to attend Bocconi courses in person must be decided on a case-by-case basis (taking into account the pandemic restrictions and the classroom capacity). Please specify your preference during the application. After the application period is over, we will inform CIVICA students willing to come to Bocconi about the possibility of attending in person. ----- Schedule: go to http://didattica.unibocconi.eu/lezioni and search by code 40041.
Teachers:
  • Giovanni Tuzet (Bocconi University)
Assessment: Essay
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
28/10/21 - 02/12/21
Reg. deadline: 07/10/21
Credits: 0

02 November 2021

Central European University

Empirical Research Methods

Content. The course introduces tools for reproducible research computing and efficient collaboration. We will learn to use plain text and the command ...

Content. The course introduces tools for reproducible research computing and efficient collaboration. We will learn to use plain text and the command line, version control, write modular and readable code. Relevance. All empirical work involves significant amounts of computer coding. The time invested in coding is best leveraged if the code can be reused by coauthors, by our future selves, and future readers. Learning Outcomes: Key outcomes. By the end of the course, students will be able to - Understand folder structure. Perform operations in the command line on files in different folders. - Use a modular folder and file structure for empirical projects. - Automate repeating tasks with Stata scripts, using for loops and programs. - Read and write data in various formats in Stata. Explore data and fix common data quality errors. - Filter, aggregate, reshape, and combine data for analysis. - Automate and parametrize model estimation. - Combine different data cleaning and estimation tasks using Makefiles. Other outcomes. The course will also help develop skills in the following areas. Critical thinking Evaluate and compare different computing tools and methods. Quantitative reasoning Explore and analyze a large number of observations from potentially many different sources. Technology skills Write short programs in shell, make and Stata. Install and use packages in Stata. Use key programming tools in Stata: programs, loops. Interpersonal communication skills Convey technical concepts verbally. Collaborate with others on technical tasks. Management knowledge and skills Create software with many components. Organize work components effectively. Meet deadlines. Cultural sensitivity and diversity Work together with students of different backgrounds. Ethics and social responsibility Understand ethical and legal constraints of acquiring data. Apply good practices of data protection. Assessment: Grading will be based on the total score out of 100, in line with CEU’s standard grading guidelines. - Class participation (40 percent) - Take-home coding assignment (60 percent) Prerequisites: At least one PhD-level applied for microeconomics course. Can be taken concurrently with this course.
Teachers:
  • Miklós Koren (Central European University)
Entry requirements: At least one PhD-level applied microeconomics course. Can be take concurrently with this course
Assessment: Grading will be based on the total score out of 100, in line with CEU’s standard grading guidelines. - Class participation (40 percent) - Take-home coding assignment (60 percent)
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
02/11/21 - 07/12/21
Reg. deadline: 27/10/21
Credits: 2
N° of Sessions: 6
Central European University

Theoretical Econometrics (joint syllabus with Advanced Econometrics 1)

The main aim of these two courses is to provide students with an advanced training in econometric theory. Students successfully completing this course...

The main aim of these two courses is to provide students with an advanced training in econometric theory. Students successfully completing this course should be able to apply most of the modern econometric tools in empirical studies and, also, to understand and evaluate new research results in many important areas of econometrics. Learning Outcomes: i) Development of analytical skills to a level where students can evaluate critically any econometrics research output and design and carry out themselves such research projects. ii) Development of technical skills which enable students to understand and apply highly sophisticated econometric tools. iii) Development of computer programming skills in order to be able to implement their technical knowledge in practice and, finally, iv) Development of individual time management of learning, through frequent and individualized assessment. Assessment: There will be 2-3 individualized assignments during the term (frequently involving programing in Matlab or similar) in each course, with a total of 50% weight in the assessment, and a final examination with also 50% weight. In order to get the minimum pass grade for the course, at least 50% of the marks must be obtained in both components of the assessment (assignments and final exam). Exam on the last session/class of each course. Prerequisites: Pre-requisites: For doctoral students elective (but highly recommended) course. For second year MA students A, A- or B+ grade in Advanced Econometrics 1
Teachers:
  • Matyas Laszlo (Central European University)
  • Adam Reiff (Central European University)
Entry requirements: Pre-requisites: For doctoral students elective (but highly recommended) course
Assessment: There will be 2-3 individualized assignments during the term (frequently involving programing in Matlab or similar) in each course, with a total of 50% weight in the assessment, and a final examination with also 50% weight. In order to get the minimum pass grade for the course, at least 50% of the marks must be obtained in both components of the assessment (assignments and final exam). Exam on the last session/class of each course.
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
02/11/21 - 09/12/21
Reg. deadline: 27/10/21
Credits: 4
N° of Sessions: 12
Bocconi University

ADVANCED MACROECONOMICS 2: Computational Economics for PhD Students

Course Overview: In this course you will learn about some commonly used methods in Computational Economics. These methods are being used in all field...

Course Overview: In this course you will learn about some commonly used methods in Computational Economics. These methods are being used in all fields of Economics. The course has a clear focus on applying what you learn. We will cover the theoretical concepts that underlie each topic, but you should expect a fair amount of hands on action required on your behalf. In the words of the great Che-Lin Su: Doing Computation is the only way to learn Computation. Doing Computation is the only way to learn Computation. Doing Computation is the only way to learn Computation. True to that motto, there will be homeworks for you to try out what you learned in class. There will also be a term paper. ----- Course Objective: To take the fear out of computation. In this course I want to help you to develop your computational skills. I will give you tools that are relatively easy to use, sometimes even fun (!) to use. Key to this endeavour is the julia programming language, which is both performant (you can use it for real work), and at the same time easier to use than more traditional languages like FORTRAN or C++. While we will spend a good amount of time on the usual suspects like Dynamic Programming and Optimization, I want to give a good overview of the available methods out there. ----- Syllabus: https://www.unibocconi.eu/wps/wcm/connect/c098d70d-c3bd-4fbb-9a3f-ed0ce53ec450/40407+Adv+Macro+2+Computation+Ecoonomics+VP+Oswald+21-22.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CVID=nHTo4MK -----All CIVICA students are offered the possibility to attend Bocconi courses online. The possibility to attend Bocconi courses in person must be decided on a case-by-case basis (taking into account the pandemic restrictions and the classroom capacity). Please specify your preference during the application. After the application period is over, we will inform CIVICA students willing to come to Bocconi about the possibility of attending in person. ----- Schedule: go to http://didattica.unibocconi.eu/lezioni and search by code 40407.
Teachers:
  • Florian Oswald ()
Assessment: Homeworks (60%), Final Project (40%)
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
02/11/21 - 14/12/21
Reg. deadline: 12/10/21
Credits: 0
Bocconi University

INTERNATIONAL TRADE (Theory and Applications)

The aim of the course is to provide students with contemporary tools for conducting state-of-the-art research on the main issues concerning internatio...

The aim of the course is to provide students with contemporary tools for conducting state-of-the-art research on the main issues concerning international trade in the age of globalization and accelerated technological change. The focus is on the firm-level approach originated from “new trade theory”, in particular on the implications of market structure for the gains and losses from trade. The tools will be both theoretical and empirical with special emphasis on the analysis of firm-level data and new quantitative trade models. ----- Syllabus: https://www.unibocconi.eu/wps/wcm/connect/6342d5d6-825f-4468-917e-0123b8332336/40028+Intern+Trade+Ottaviano+19-20.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CVID=mQvEtd ------ All CIVICA students are offered the possibility to attend Bocconi courses online. The possibility to attend Bocconi courses in person must be decided on a case-by-case basis (taking into account the pandemic restrictions and the classroom capacity). Please specify your preference during the application. After the application period is over, we will inform CIVICA students willing to come to Bocconi about the possibility of attending in person. ----- Schedule: go to http://didattica.unibocconi.eu/lezioni and search by code 40028.
Teachers:
  • Gianmarco Ottaviano (Bocconi University)
  • Alessandro Sforza (Bocconi University)
Entry requirements: This is an advanced PhD course in international economics. Students are expected to have a strong background in microeconomics and macroeconomics at Master or PhD level.
Assessment: Take-home exam.
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
02/11/21 - 14/12/21
Reg. deadline: 12/10/21
Credits: 0
Bocconi University

TOPICS IN GEOPOLITICS

This course aims at introducing students to the understanding of the contemporary situation of multipolarity from the long-run, longitudinal perspecti...

This course aims at introducing students to the understanding of the contemporary situation of multipolarity from the long-run, longitudinal perspective of the last two centuries, characterised by the alternation of several World Orders, a synonym of geopolitical equilibrium of powers over space. After a general review of the basic concepts of geopolitics, a first part will be therefore dedicated to the analysis of the transition from the nineteenth-century imperial architecture to the instable multipolarity of the interwar years, to the bipolar stable equilibrium of the Cold War years, and finally to the present high-level of instability and risk. Geopolitics is, however, not only concerned with the origins and dynamics of the shift in the control over geographic space of polities from a longitudinal perspective. It is also focusing on the multiple meanings of “space” as the arena of power. Meanings do change over time depending on technological changes, but also cultural shifts as well as economic imperatives. A second part of the course will therefore deal with different “spaces” and the dynamics with which political actors try to gain a stable control over them. ----- Syllabus: https://www.unibocconi.eu/wps/wcm/connect/00acd329-e670-4026-88f0-8b8dceb8d5bb/40960_Topics+in+Geopolitics_syllabus_Colli.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CVID=nHzdrhi ----- All CIVICA students are offered the possibility to attend Bocconi courses online. The possibility to attend Bocconi courses in person must be decided on a case-by-case basis (taking into account the pandemic restrictions and the classroom capacity). Please specify your preference during the application. After the application period is over, we will inform CIVICA students willing to come to Bocconi about the possibility of attending in person. ----- Schedule: go to http://didattica.unibocconi.eu/lezioni and search by code 40960.
Teachers:
  • Andrea Colli (Bocconi University)
Assessment: Students will be graded on the basis of a 3000 words paper on a topic to be decided with the instructor and a 20 minutes presentation.
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
02/11/21 - 15/12/21
Reg. deadline: 12/10/21
Credits: 0

03 November 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Speaking Persuasively Workshop 1

This workshop will show you how to organize your presentation in a way that brings your audience along with you, step by step. Public engagement with...

This workshop will show you how to organize your presentation in a way that brings your audience along with you, step by step. Public engagement with academic research is more important than ever before. But scholars are rarely trained in how to present their work to a wider public. Successful academic presentations aimed at a wider audience need to do three things: 1) Communicate your arguments and evidence, 2) persuade your audience that they are compelling and 3) engage and entertain. This workshop will show you how to organize your presentation in a way that brings your audience along with you, step by step. It will also teach you how to communicate persuasively through a host of tips related to slide format, timing and delivery. Finally, this workshop will help you to introduce a bit of yourself into your public speaking, so that your presentations sparkle with wit and originality. The workshop unfolds over two, 90- minute sessions. In Part One, we look at strong starts, how to organise your key points, and what to keep in and what to keep out of your talk. In Part Two, we look at speaking from notes, how to use visual aids effectively, and how to prepare for the Q and A. While you do not need to attend both sessions of the workshop, it is strongly advised.
Teachers:
  • Delia Lloyd ()
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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Online
03/11/21 - 03/11/21
Reg. deadline: 02/11/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 2
European University Institute

Resilience in Academia

This 90-minute, interactive workshop addresses the most typical challenges of the academic environment. Participants will learn to identify their pers...

This 90-minute, interactive workshop addresses the most typical challenges of the academic environment. Participants will learn to identify their personal skills and resources and to implement effective coping strategies to navigate these challenges. Time: 14:30-16:00
Entry requirements: n.a.
Assessment: n.a.
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
03/11/21 - 03/11/21
Reg. deadline: 27/10/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1
Bocconi University

TOPICS IN PUBLIC POLICY

What are the main challenges societies are facing? What policies can governments pursue in order to tackle them? What consequences do these policies d...

What are the main challenges societies are facing? What policies can governments pursue in order to tackle them? What consequences do these policies determine? In this course we focus on inequality as a key challenge in modern societies: how has inequality evolved over time? How can we measure it? What are the cross-country differences in inequality? We will first document the changes observed in inequality, and then apply a mix of theoretical and empirical tools to develop a policy response to these changes and to understand the effectiveness of the policies implemented. We will look at three areas for policy responses: education and human capital accumulation; gender; tax policy. These three areas will provide us with different angles from which to look at the multi-faceted inequality challenge. The course is grounded in economics and will provide students with the ability to identify policy relevant questions, to find the appropriate data to perform empirical analysis on the impact of a given policy, while at the same time giving some tools to frame policy problems in theoretical terms. ----- Syllabus: https://www.unibocconi.eu/wps/wcm/connect/bfb1ec61-82d6-462c-bc56-deb85a6d19e2/40274_syllabus+Casarico.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CVID=nHz7BiW ----- All CIVICA students are offered the possibility to attend Bocconi courses online. The possibility to attend Bocconi courses in person must be decided on a case-by-case basis (taking into account the pandemic restrictions and the classroom capacity). Please specify your preference during the application. After the application period is over, we will inform CIVICA students willing to come to Bocconi about the possibility of attending in person. ----- Schedule: go to http://didattica.unibocconi.eu/lezioni and search by code 40274.
Teachers:
  • Alessandra Casarico (Bocconi University)
Entry requirements: Knowledge of microeconomics and policy evaluation methods
Assessment: The assessment will be based on group presentations, group discussions and the development of an individual research proposal
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
03/11/21 - 02/12/21
Reg. deadline: 12/10/21
Credits: 0
Central European University

Empirical IO: Oligopolistic competition

Syllabus: https://courses.ceu.edu/sites/courses.ceu.hu/files/attachment/course/6425/empiricalindustrialorganization2oligopolisticcompetition.pdf S...

Syllabus: https://courses.ceu.edu/sites/courses.ceu.hu/files/attachment/course/6425/empiricalindustrialorganization2oligopolisticcompetition.pdf Schedule: http://schedules.ceuecon.org/econ-phd This course gives an introduction into empirical methods used in modern industrial organization. It introduces students to models of market competition in the static and dynamic settings. There is no textbook in this course; we will discuss papers on the reading list spending approximately one class per paper. This course is a part of a two-course sequence in empirical IO. These two courses are not prerequisites to one another; they can be taken in any order, together or alone. Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course, students will be able to Follow the latest academic literature on competition in concentrated industries Quantify simple static models of market entry with strategic interactions between firms Model and quantify dynamic competition among oligopolistic firms Assessment: Final assessment will consist of the following: A home assignment (contributing 30% to the final grade) Completing the assignment may require programming in Python or Matlab A presentation (35% of the final grade) Students will present recent applied papers using methods covered in class. The list of proposed papers will be announced on the first week of classes. A referee report (35% of the final grade) Each student will submit a referee report on a very recent unpublished paper. The paper must be of high quality; if you want to write on a paper of your own choice, make sure you talk to me before working on your report. Prerequisites: Programming skills (MATLAB or Python) and passing the first-year MA sequence in microeconomics and econometrics are the minimum requirements. Prior knowledge of advanced econometrics (ML and GMM) is recommended.
Teachers:
  • Sergey Lychagin (Central European University)
Entry requirements: Programming skills (MATLAB or Python) and passing the first-year MA sequence in microeconomics and econometrics are the minimum requirements. Prior knowledge of advanced econometrics (ML and GMM) is recommended.
Assessment: Final assessment will consist of the following: A home assignment (contributing 30% to the final grade) Completing the assignment may require programming in Python or Matlab A presentation (35% of the final grade) Students will present recent applied papers using methods covered in class. The list of proposed papers will be announced on the first week of classes. A referee report (35% of the final grade) Each student will submit a referee report on a very recent unpublished paper. The paper must be of high quality; if you want to write on a paper of your own choice, make sure you talk to me before working on your report.
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
03/11/21 - 09/12/21
Reg. deadline: 27/10/21
Credits: 4
N° of Sessions: 12
Bocconi University

PROBABILITY THEORY II

The course will cover some fundamental topics in Probability Theory, including conditional expectations and probabilities, weak convergence, characte...

The course will cover some fundamental topics in Probability Theory, including conditional expectations and probabilities, weak convergence, characteristic functions and central limit theorems. Course Syllabus • Convergence of distributions. • Characteristic functions, inversion formulae, Lévy’s continuity theorem • Central limit theorems: independent and identically distributed summands, the Lindeberg and Lyapunov theorems • Infinitely divisible distributions • Conditional expectation, regular conditional probabilities, conditional independence ----- Syllabus: https://www.unibocconi.eu/wps/wcm/connect/104068ec-12f1-4096-a275-80e2bf596988/40972+PROBABILITY+THEORY+2+Lijoi+21-22.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CVID=nHEgQ5E ----- All CIVICA students are offered the possibility to attend Bocconi courses online. The possibility to attend Bocconi courses in person must be decided on a case-by-case basis (taking into account the pandemic restrictions and the classroom capacity). Please specify your preference during the application. After the application period is over, we will inform CIVICA students willing to come to Bocconi about the possibility of attending in person. ----- Schedule: go to http://didattica.unibocconi.eu/lezioni and search by code 40972.
Teachers:
  • Antonio Lijoi (Bocconi University)
Assessment: Written and oral exam
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
03/11/21 - 15/12/21
Reg. deadline: 19/10/21
Credits: 0

04 November 2021

Hertie School

Publishing Your Research: Getting an Article Ready for Submission (Dr. Jeffrey Verhey)

This course follows Wendy Laura Belcher's Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success (Belcher’s book is requ...

This course follows Wendy Laura Belcher's Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success (Belcher’s book is required) quite closely. Over a period of 10 weeks we will try to get your article ready for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. To do this, we will discuss how to improve your writing strategies and habits, identify appropriate journals for your article, clarify arguments, write an interesting title and abstract and organise your material and arguments to meet the journal’s expectations. The course will also help you to fine-tune and polish your writing. Target group: PhDs who are working on something that they would like to submit to a journal for publication in the near future (for example, a thesis chapter to be turned into a journal article or an early draft of an article). As we will be working closely with your texts, this course is not designed for scholars who do not have any work in progress. Those interested should send a rough draft of what they are working on before classes begin. PhD researchers in their second year will be given priority. The online course will start on Thursday, 4 November 2021; it will run over 10 weeks. The weekly course date and time is Thursdays, 4:30 pm. There will be a longer break over the festive season. For more information on the workshop, please visit this web page: https://www.hertie-school.org/en/docgov/phd-workshops/publishing-your-research-getting-an-article-ready
Entry requirements: have a draft ready that you want to work on
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Online
04/11/21 - 27/01/22
Reg. deadline: 31/10/21
Credits: 5
N° of Sessions: 10

08 November 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Stress Reduction Techniques

This course, for PhDs, is designed to help with enhancing self-care around the research process. This course, for PhDs, is designed to help with en...

This course, for PhDs, is designed to help with enhancing self-care around the research process. This course, for PhDs, is designed to help with enhancing self-care around the research process and within the research process . It focuses on developing resilience in research in two contexts: 1. Self-care around the research process 2. Self-care within the research process. • Group sharing about stress • Academic Dissociation: Reducing anxiety that causes academic writer’s block or procrastination • Mindfulness & the Body: Using the body as a way to reduce stress and facilitate enhanced confidence around the research process • Approaches to enhancing sleep which is important for concentration and emotional balance • Non-research approaches to reducing research anxiety • Mindfulness approaches to academic writing • Stress reducing approaches to the research process such as note-taking at early stage research and in other contexts • Mindfulness approaches to time-management • Mindfulness approaches to planning Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course students will have an enhanced confidence in: • Reducing anxiety around the research process • Time management • Planning • Building resilience • Self-care around and within the research process
Teachers:
  • Catriona Ryan ()
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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Online
08/11/21 - 08/11/21
Reg. deadline: 07/11/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

09 November 2021

European University Institute

Resilience in Academia 2

This 90-minute, interactive workshop addresses the most typical challenges of the academic environment. Participants will learn to identify their pers...

This 90-minute, interactive workshop addresses the most typical challenges of the academic environment. Participants will learn to identify their personal skills and resources and to implement effective coping strategies to navigate these challenges. Time: 14:30-16:00
Entry requirements: n.a.
Assessment: n.a.
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
09/11/21 - 09/11/21
Reg. deadline: 27/10/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

16 November 2021

European University Institute

Knowing EU Law

The seminar addresses the question what it means to have knowledge of EU law. It examines the epistemic and ontological assumptions underlying truth-c...

The seminar addresses the question what it means to have knowledge of EU law. It examines the epistemic and ontological assumptions underlying truth-claims made in the scholarly debates on EU law. During this seminar, we will consider the different kinds of knowledge claims that scholars make with regard to EU law (eg positivist, economic, empirical, normative, critical, historical, comparative) and will enquire how these diverse claims are epistemically grounded (what their truth conditions are). We will also explore how various understandings of the nature of the EU relate to these different kinds of truth claims concerning EU law. Finally, we will reflect upon the extent to which these various types of truth claims, and their underlying epistemic and ontological assumptions, are mutually compatible.
Teachers:
  • Martijn Hesselink ()
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
16/11/21 - 30/11/21
Reg. deadline: 15/10/21
Credits: 3
N° of Sessions: 3

17 November 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Speaking persuasively Workshop 2

This workshop will show you how to organize your presentation in a way that brings your audience along with you, step by step. Public engagement with...

This workshop will show you how to organize your presentation in a way that brings your audience along with you, step by step. Public engagement with academic research is more important than ever before. But scholars are rarely trained in how to present their work to a wider public. Successful academic presentations aimed at a wider audience need to do three things: 1) Communicate your arguments and evidence, 2) persuade your audience that they are compelling and 3) engage and entertain. This workshop will show you how to organize your presentation in a way that brings your audience along with you, step by step. It will also teach you how to communicate persuasively through a host of tips related to slide format, timing and delivery. Finally, this workshop will help you to introduce a bit of yourself into your public speaking, so that your presentations sparkle with wit and originality. The workshop unfolds over two, 90- minute sessions. In Part One, we look at strong starts, how to organise your key points, and what to keep in and what to keep out of your talk. In Part Two, we look at speaking from notes, how to use visual aids effectively, and how to prepare for the Q and A. While you do not need to attend both sessions of the workshop, it is strongly advised.
Teachers:
  • Delia Lloyd ()
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
17/11/21 - 17/11/21
Reg. deadline: 16/11/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

23 November 2021

Hertie School

Survey Workshop II - A Workshop Designed to Refine Your Survey Instruments

A workshop designed to refine your survey instruments. This workshop is designed for PhD researchers who have already developed a preliminary surve...

A workshop designed to refine your survey instruments. This workshop is designed for PhD researchers who have already developed a preliminary survey or structured interview for their PhD projects, and wish to present and test the survey with their peers. All types of surveys are welcomed including but not limited to attitude surveys, organisational surveys and/or experimental surveys. It will begin with a very concise overview of survey research, especially regarding how to design and write survey questions. The PhD researchers will be given an opportunity to update and correct their surveys and the course will resume one week later for an in-depth peer review session. All participants are expected to join with their survey already developed and be able to devote time in correcting/updating their survey in a relatively short time. Instructor: Dr. Jessica Breaugh. Dates and times: Tuesday November 23rd, 3-6 pm & Monday, December 6th, 9 am until 12 pm. Please register in case of interest. The deadline is 9 November 2021. You will receive an email around 11 November from the PhD Team, informing you whether there is a spot for you in the course or not. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
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23/11/21 - 06/12/21
Reg. deadline: 09/11/21
Credits: 1
N° of Sessions: 2

26 November 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Social Media for Researchers

This workshop gives students practical tips for using an array of social media tools for advancing their careers. This workshop gives students practi...

This workshop gives students practical tips for using an array of social media tools for advancing their careers. This workshop gives students practical tips for using an array of social media tools for advancing their careers. We will look first at social media as a tool for learning: a user-friendly technique for staying across relevant developments within our chosen sectors/policy debates. We will also examine how social media – and, in particular, Twitter and Linked In – can be used to cultivate professional connections. Finally, we will look at how students can use social media as a research tool. (1.5-2 hours)
Teachers:
  • Delia Lloyd ()
Assessment: N/A
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Online
26/11/21 - 26/11/21
Reg. deadline: 25/11/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

02 December 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Writing Progress Day

This online workshop gives participants the opportunity to think about their approach to writing in a quiet and supported way This online workshop gi...

This online workshop gives participants the opportunity to think about their approach to writing in a quiet and supported way This online workshop gives participants the opportunity to think about their approach to writing in a quiet, structured and supportive atmosphere. The workshop will be facilitated by Pam Lock from the University of Bristol, who has experience as a researcher and a retreat leader. The day is broken down in to carefully planned blocks of writing, some short, some long, so that participants can explore different approaches and discover which they prefer. The six-hour workshop enables participants to · set short term goals for a day’s writing and monitor their progress against the goals, · experience the value of short bursts of free writing, · experiment with different lengths of writing time, to see which suit them best, · get ahead with a writing project, particularly if this project has ‘got stuck’, and · discover the value of building stretching exercises into a normal daily work pattern. Participants need to arrive 'ready to write' and need to bring any materials (books, data). There will be some short discussions on good writing practice and how to approach your writing as a professional task but the vast majority of the day will be devoted to writing without distraction. To this end, there will be no internet, no mobile phones, during the writing periods.
Teachers:
  • Pam Lock ()
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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02/12/21 - 02/12/21
Reg. deadline: 01/12/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1

06 December 2021

The London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Optimise your Virtual Presence

This workshop focuses on getting you comfortable with virtual meetings so that you can maximize your virtual presence. We explore some of the technica...

This workshop focuses on getting you comfortable with virtual meetings so that you can maximize your virtual presence. We explore some of the technical aspects of virtual delivery, including lighting, backgrounds, and how to make the camera your friend. We also look at how to use other tools at your disposal - such as your voice and your words - to help ensure that you come across as confident and engaging.
Teachers:
  • Delia Lloyd ()
Entry requirements: N/A
Assessment: N/A
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06/12/21 - 06/12/21
Reg. deadline: 06/12/21
Credits: 0
N° of Sessions: 1
European University Institute

Regulatory Competition and Harmonisation in Commercial Law 

Regulatory competition and harmonisation are key points of discussion in many areas of commercial law. The debate in regulatory competition often take...

Regulatory competition and harmonisation are key points of discussion in many areas of commercial law. The debate in regulatory competition often takes the situation in company law as a starting point (notably, the ‘Delaware effect’ in the US and the situation following the ‘Centros’ case in the EU); yet, degrees of regulatory competition are also prevalent in many other areas of commercial law, such as contract, insolvency and securities law. The alternative approach seems to be to propose the harmonisation (or unification) of the law; yet, there is also the further complication that some harmonisation (notably, on topics of conflict of laws) may actually stimulate regulation competition. This seminar will discuss the main arguments in favour and against regulatory competition and harmonisation in commercial law (broadly understood). This may appeal (i) to researchers in areas of law such as contract, company, insolvency and securities law and (ii) to researchers in other fields with an interest in regulatory competition and harmonisation. The seminar consists of ten teaching hours, five on 6 December and five on 14 December. Further details on the format and substance of the seminar can be found in the seminar guide which can be requested by sending an email to mathias.siems@eui.eu.
Teachers:
  • Mathias Siems (European University Institute)
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06/12/21 - 14/12/21
Reg. deadline: 26/11/21
Credits: 3
N° of Sessions: 4

10 January 2022

Hertie School

Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education (Dr. Annika Zorn)

The course introduces participants to the theory and practice of teaching in higher education. They can apply what they have learned in practical exer...

The course introduces participants to the theory and practice of teaching in higher education. They can apply what they have learned in practical exercises, for example through individual teaching sessions. You will receive a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of all course requirements. Please only register if you are certain to be able to attend all sessions! To participate, you will have to attend all sessions of the course and at least one micro-teaching day. Course: Monday 1o January to Friday 14 January 2022, from 2pm- 6pm. Micro-teaching sessions: Tuesday 18 January and/ or Wednesday 19 January 2022, 9am – 5pm (with lunch and coffee breaks). A small pre-course task has to be sent by 7 January 2022 noon. The course requires participants to submit a course design - which you will start to work on already during the course - by 13 February 2022. For any questions, please write to phd-team@hertie-school.org. Please find more info on contents and target group on this website: https://www.hertie-school.org/en/docgov/phd-workshops/introduction-to-teaching-in-higher-education
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10/01/22 - 19/01/22
Reg. deadline: 15/12/21
Credits: 6
N° of Sessions: 6
European University Institute

Politics and Constitutionalism in East Central Europe

This seminar studies the post-1989 political and constitutional transformations in East Central Europe (ECE). It pursues the three main objectives. Fi...

This seminar studies the post-1989 political and constitutional transformations in East Central Europe (ECE). It pursues the three main objectives. First, the seminar aims to understand and assess the transformations’ outcomes. Through the lenses of the aspirations from the early 1990s, what have been the successes of the transformations, and which are the failures? What factors have contributed to the different paths taken within the region? What has been the role of historical legacies? The seminar’s second objective is to identify the potential specificities and idiosyncrasies of political processes in ECE. Is party competition structured by the same conflicts as in the West? What explains the high levels of party volatility? Do ECE citizens stand out in terms of their political participation? Finally, the seminar seeks to investigate the causes of the democratic erosion that ECE has experienced in recent years. Why is the liberal democratic constitutional order increasingly being challenged in the region? Do citizens in ECE value democracy less than their Western counterparts? Is there a way back to the original ideals of the constitutional transformation? And what could be the role of the internal and external supporters of a liberal democratic order?
Teachers:
  • Gabor Halmai (European University Institute)
  • Filip Kostelka (European University Institute)
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10/01/22 - 21/03/22
Reg. deadline: 15/12/21
Credits: 6
N° of Sessions: 8
Central European University

Beliefs in Psychology and Economics

Syllabus: https://courses.ceu.edu/sites/courses.ceu.hu/files/attachment/course/6428/beliefsinpsychologyandeconomics.pdf Content. This course will...

Syllabus: https://courses.ceu.edu/sites/courses.ceu.hu/files/attachment/course/6428/beliefsinpsychologyandeconomics.pdf Content. This course will explore ways to integrate insights from psychology into economics, formalizing these insights by extending existing economic models, and reviewing the evidence in the lab or field for these models. In terms of methodology, the course focuses on formal models: how to turn evidence from psychology into formal models and deriving their implications in economic settings. In terms of content, the course focuses on beliefs: how to measure people’s beliefs; how people update their beliefs; and situations where people may derive direct utility from their beliefs, not just from the actions they take based on those beliefs. Moreover, the beliefs we study include beliefs over the outside world as well as about one’s own past and future behavior. How dangerous is smoking? How much time did I spend on YouTube last week? How much will I work out next week? In addition to formal analysis, students will collect measurements on beliefs, starting with their own beliefs Relevance. The course covers the same topics and questions as Behavioral Economics and Beliefs, but aims to prepare students for research in economics, and as such focuses on formal rigour in modeling and statistical analysis. Therefore the course can only be taken for credit for students who have taken (at least) a graduate course in microeconomics (although everyone is welcome to audit the course and participate actively in the classes). Due to more time spent on formal modeling, there is less time for applications. Students interested in doing research in economics should take this class rather than Behavioral Economics and Beliefs. Learning Outcomes: Key outcomes. By the end of the course, students will learn how to extend the classical economic framework by formally modeling insights from psychology, especially regarding beliefs; learn how to apply these models to specific contexts to draw out new implications and make (falsifiable and often falsified) predictions; be exposed to (a small subset of) the frontier of research on beliefs in behavioral economics; and gather research ideas. Assessment: Assessment may change by Winter 2022. Grading will be based on the total score out of 100, in line with CEU’s standard grading guidelines. 1 One Problem Set (30%): 25% for each problem set, 5% extra for problem 0 and for self-grading of each problem set. See problem-set-policy.pdf on Moodle. 2 Research Ideas (20%): see research-ideas.pdf on Moodle. 3 Exam (50%): The exam will be an exam in the last class. Prerequisites: A graduate course in microeconomic theory.
Teachers:
  • Marc Kaufmann (Central European University)
Entry requirements: A graduate course in microeconomic theory.
Assessment: Assessment may change by Winter 2022. Grading will be based on the total score out of 100, in line with CEU’s standard grading guidelines. 1 One Problem Set (30%): 25% for each problem set, 5% extra for problem 0 and for self-grading of each problem set. See problem-set-policy.pdf on Moodle. 2 Research Ideas (20%): see research-ideas.pdf on Moodle. 3 Exam (50%): The exam will be an exam in the last class.
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10/01/22 - 01/04/22
Reg. deadline: 15/12/21
Credits: 4
N° of Sessions: 12
Central European University

Governing through Financial Markets

Syllabus: https://courses.ceu.edu/sites/courses.ceu.hu/files/attachment/course/6427/governingthroughfinancialmarketssyllabuswinteray2021-2022.pdf S...

Syllabus: https://courses.ceu.edu/sites/courses.ceu.hu/files/attachment/course/6427/governingthroughfinancialmarketssyllabuswinteray2021-2022.pdf Schedule: http://schedules.ceuecon.org/econ-phd This course brings students to the current research frontier in corporate governance and financial markets. While motivated by empirical patterns and stylized facts, the course will deal with the theory of corporate governance. The course prepares you to understand and critically evaluate research in the area and provides guidance to develop first ideas for contributions to the corporate governance literature. The course will draw a particular focus on the interaction of financial markets and corporate governance. Covered topics include but are not limited to takeovers, private equity, shareholder voting and vote trading, and the role of institutional investors. The course contains a mix of lectures, paper discussions, and student presentations. Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course, students will be able to: · understand the governance challenges modern firms face · know how financial markets can mitigate but also aggravate these challenges · be able to critically evaluate new governance regulation · understand the development of corporate governance and the impact of financial markets · know the different governance channels as well as their pros and cons Assessment: The assessment will be passed on participation, the student presentation and the term paper (research proposal). Letter grades will be assigned following departmental guidelines. The weights on different parts of the class are: Participation 10% Term paper 50% Presentation 40%
Teachers:
  • Paul Voss (Central European University)
Entry requirements: Financial Economics
Assessment: The assessment will be passed on participation, the student presentation and the term paper (research proposal). Letter grades will be assigned following departmental guidelines. The weights on different parts of the class are: Participation 10% Term paper 50% Presentation 40%
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10/01/22 - 01/04/22
Reg. deadline: 15/12/21
Credits: 4
N° of Sessions: 12

01 February 2022

European University Institute

EU Justice

The seminar examines the responsibility of the EU as an agent of justice and the kind(s) of justice the EU ought to deliver. It discusses the main the...

The seminar examines the responsibility of the EU as an agent of justice and the kind(s) of justice the EU ought to deliver. It discusses the main theories of EU justice (including Rawlsian justice, justice as solidarity, access justice and the right to justification) in connection to salient contexts of (in)justice shaped by EU law, such as citizenship, internal market, consumer protection, competition, climate).
Teachers:
  • Martijn Hesselink (European University Institute)
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Hybrid (class + online simultaneous)
01/02/22 - 15/02/22
Reg. deadline: 10/01/22
Credits: 6
N° of Sessions: 5