Credit requirements

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This page will be updated before the fall semester 2017 starts.

All events are open to the public. Participants are expected to have read the papers presented in advance.

1. Receiving Credits

a) ETH students

In order to receive 2 ECTS credits for the course, regular ETH students must cumulatively

  1. attend 10 of the 13 lectures/workshops on the program,
  2. write a graded comment (2 pages minimum) on one of the posted papers in advance of the lecture/workshop (model comments are available here (PDF, 294 KB), here (PDF, 71 KB) and here (PDF, 140 KB), and
  3. participate actively in the course.

b) University of St. Gallen students

In order to receive 4 ECTS credits for the course, University of St. Gallen students

  1. should attend 10 out of 13 lectures/workshops,
  2. must write two comments on papers of different guests. The comments must be 5 to 6 pages long each. Comments can be written in German or English, and
  3. parcitipate actively in the course.

c) University of Zurich students

In order to receive 6 ECTS credits for the course, University of Zurich students must cumulatively

  1. attend 10 of the 13 lectures/workshops on the program,
  2. write one graded comment (8 pages minimum) on one of the posted papers in advance of the lecture/workshop (a model comment is available here (PDF, 122 KB)), and
  3. participate actively in the course.

2. How to register

a) ETH students

Please register online at http://www.mystudies.ethz.ch/. The ETH course number is 851-0735-09. The course is offered as a "GESS Science in Perspective" as well as an "MTEC Wahlfach" course.

b) University of St. Gallen students

Please register using the regular bidding procedure.

c) University of Zurich law students

If you are interested in participating, please notify Prof. Peter Picht ().

d) University of Zurich economics students

The course is also listed as an elective course in the minor on "Economic Policy" at the University of Zurich economics department. We will select master students who are motivated and interested in taking this course. If you are an economics master students from the University of Zurich and would like to attend this course, please send a short email describing why you are interested in attending (2 paragraphs) with your CV and transcript to Dr. Jérôme Hergueux () by Monday, September 5, 2016. We will announce students participating in the course for credit by Friday, September 16, 2016. In addition, you will then also have to register using the regular UZH registration system.

3. Attendance

Attendance will be determined on the basis of attendance lists.

4. Comments

Comments should relate to one of the background papers posted for a lecture or to a paper to be discussed during a workshop. The idea is not to summarize the paper, but to either shortly comment on one of the issues it deals with or, to the extent it is a working paper, provide constructive criticism about points that deserve further analysis. Comments will not be discussed as such during lectures or workshops. However, students will have ample opportunity to participate in the discussions following each presentation. Comments should be sent for acceptance to

  • Prof. Stefan Bechtold () for ETH Zurich students,
  • Prof. Daniel Hürlimann () for University of St. Gallen students,
  • Prof. Peter Picht () for University of Zurich law students, and to
  • Dr. Jérôme Hergueux () for University of Zurich economics students

not later than the day before the relevant lecture or workshop takes place.

5. Further Information

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Stefan Bechtold via email or in person (office hours available on request, ).


 
 
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20.07.2017
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