Course Programme for Doctoral Students in Economics of Education

6th Course Programme (starting Fall 2019)

The course programme for doctoral students consists of four core courses and a variety of electives.

                                                   Core Courses

1. Semester Fall Term 2019

Econometric Methods in Economics of Education
(3 ECTS)

Syllabus (PDF, 188 KB)

Course Website

Prof. Dr. Guido Schwerdt

University of Konstanz

September 9-13, 2019



Apprenticeship Training: Institutions and Markets
(3 ECTS)


Syllabus (PDF, 238 KB)

Course Website

Prof. Samuel Mühlemann

LMU Munich


Prof. Paul Ryan, PhD
King's College London

Dr. Ursula Renold

ETH Zurich, KOF

October 14-18, 2019

2. Semester Spring Term 2020

Personnel and Labor Economics for Education Economists
(3 ECTS)

Syllabus (PDF, 185 KB)

Course Website

Prof. Dr. Tor Eriksson
Aarhus University

Prof. Dr. Niels Westergaard-Nielsen
Copenhagen Business School

February 24-28, 2020


Microeconomic Foundations of Economics of Education (3 ECTS)


Syllabus (PDF, 197 KB)

Course Website

Prof. Dr. Ludger Woessmann

University of Munich and Ifo Institute

May 4-7, 2020

                                                   Elective Courses

2. Semester Spring Term 2020

Machine Learning with Python for Education and Personnel Economists

(3 ECTS)


Syllabus (PDF, 211 KB)


Course Website

Michael E. Rose, PhD

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

March 9-13, 2020

3. Semester Fall Term 2020

Corporate Communication - Theoretical Foundations, Case Studies, Role Playing and Media Training


Syllabus (PDF, 220 KB)

Course Website

Dr. Andrea Timmesfeld

Head of Public Affairs & Community Engagement, Generali Deutschland

August 24-28, 2020

4. Semester Spring Term 2021

Personality, Economic Preferences, Skills and Education

(Syllabus will follow)

Prof. Thomas Dohmen

University of Bonn

April 19-23, 2021

Natural Experiments for causality analysis in economics of education


(Syllabus will follow)

Prof. Dr. Dinand Webbink

CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and Erasmus University Rotterdam

May 17-21, 2021

Summer 2021

Randomized Experiments in Economics of Education
(3 ECTS)


Syllabus (PDF, 217 KB)

Course Website

Prof. Dr. Eric Bettinger

Stanford University

dates will follow