At the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences I’m teaching several courses and I’m supervising students:
- Economics. This is an introductory course to economics covering micro and macroeconomics. It deals with both standard economics as well as economics from a broader perspective taking into account insights from other disciplines and latest research.
- Economic Behaviour. As part of the master programme this course deals with both the traditional neoclassical model and extensions and alternatives. Focus is on the way actors, their behaviour and their interactions are perceived and modelled in orthodoxy and heterodoxy.
- Social Policy and Economy. This course covers the relevant aspects of social security and social policies. A comparative overview of the different facets of welfare states is offered.
- Social and Labour Policy. This course covers the content of ‘Social Policy and Economy’ plus labour market regulations, labour policies and employment policies.
- International Economic Development. It’s a combination of International Economics with more applied topics, relevant for business students.
- Theories of Political Economy. Students get familiar with the seminal theories of the Political Economy approach. They are encouraged to widen their perspective on economics by recognising the social embeddedness of economic actors. Students learn to handle the pluralism of research perspectives and get acquainted with theoretical concepts essential for the understanding of issues of the day.
- Bachelor workshop: Scientific Writing. This is a preparatory course for the BA thesis. Students learn how to read and use academic papers, how to structure and how to write their theses. It includes a lot of writing exercises and examples.
- Project. Students define individual tasks within a project, formulate a time schedule with different project phases and milestones and implement the project.
- Interdisciplinary Projects. Similar to ‘Projects’, interdisciplinary projects are faculty-wide, and economics students work together with students from disciplines like computer science, psychology or design.
Previous courses at other Universities
Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf:
- Winter term 2010/11: “Die Zeitdimension in Wirtschaft und Wirtschaftspolitik” [Time in economics]
- Winter term 2009/10: “Europäische Wirtschaftspolitik” [European economic policies]
Georg-August University of Göttingen:
- Summer term 2008: “Soziologie des Marktes” [Sociology of the market]
- Winter term 2007/08: “Soziologie der Gesundheit und der Gesundheitspolitik” [Sociology of health and health policies]
- Summer term 2007, “Arbeitsmarkt und Sozialpolitik” [Labour market and social policy]
- Summer term 2006, “Hayek als Soziologe” [Hayek as sociologist]
Philipps-University of Marburg:
- Summer term 2004, “Koordinierte Wirtschaftspolitik in Europa” [Coordinated economic policy in Europe]
- Summer term 2003, “Gegenmacht, Tarifkartell oder Ko-Management?” [Countervailing power, cartel or co-management?]
- Summer term 2000, “Analytischer Marxismus” [Analytical Marxism]
- Winter term 1999/2000, “Politische Steuerung durch Tarifverträge” [Governance by collective agreements]
- Summer term 1999, “Sind Märkte steuerbar?” [Markets and governance]