WiSo-Graduate School UHH: How to write an empirical paper

Institution: Graduate School at Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences – Universität Hamburg

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Christiane Hellmanzik (WiSo-Fakultät, UHH)

Schedule: Di., 22.11.2016, 10:00 – 17:00 Uhr
Do., 12.01.2017, 11:00 – 16:00 Uhr
Fr., 13.01.2017, 09:00 – 19:00 Uhr

Place: Universität Hamburg, further information in Geventis

Registration: You can register for the course until 30.09.2016 (13 Uhr) via Geventis

Course description:
In this course we are going to carefully and in great depth analyse seminal papers and what made them so succesful. Our focus in particular will be on:

  • Research gap targeted by the paper – what ist he innovation?
  • Selling strategy – what ist he story of the paper and why does it work?
  • Econometricstrategy – data and estimation technique
  • Impact of the paper

Based on this extensive exercise we are going to build small research teams who will each work out a state-of the-art,empirical research proposal with all bells and whistles on their chosen topic.In doing so each team should aim high at fulfilling the above criteria and pitch their idea to the rest of the class. Each group presents their research proposal in lieu of a written exam.