Academic Courses

Elective course, Media and Communication Specialization/ConcentrationThe Internet is the dominant communications medium of the 21st century, and as such its strategic importance cannot be understated.  Across the globe, states have sought to extend and expand military and espionage actions to ensure protection of...
Instructor: Cameran Ashraf
Credits: 2.0
Elective courseLearn about the core international human rights standards and the bodies responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing them. Week by week, the class will examine the main human rights laws, including civil and political rights, economic social and cultural rights, women’s rights, and the...
Instructor: Kirsten Roberts Lyer
Credits: 2.0
Elective Course, Development Specialization/Concentration, Gateway course for MPA students This class introduces students to a series of fundamental questions surrounding economic development. What does it mean? Why is there such a wide cross-national and cross-regional disparity in terms of access to basic goods and...
Credits: 2.0
Elective Course for one-year MAPP students, Mandatory for Mundus MAPP students, Governance Specialization/ConcentrationThis course focuses governance and policy-making in the European Union (EU). The course adopts an interdisciplinary approach, with a particular focus on political science, IR and legal studies...
Instructor: Uwe Puetter
Credits: 4.0
Mandatory Course for Year 1 MPA StudentsOpen – and strongly recommended – to all one-year MAPP and Mundus MAPP students.In this interactive four-module course, students build off an analysis of their interests, strengths, and accomplishments to create a personal professional development roadmap and portfolio, develop...
Instructor: Ann Gagliardi
Credits: 0.0
This seminar provides an in-depth understanding of how public policy shapes the arrangements, terms and conditions under which labor markets interact with various population processes. Current theoretical and policy approaches to labor market institutions and active labor market policies, social security and pensions...
Instructor: Martin Kahanec
Credits: 2.0
Elective course, Governance Specialization/ConcentrationThis seminar provides an in-depth understanding of how public policy shapes the arrangements, terms and conditions under which labor markets interact with various population processes. Current theoretical and policy approaches to labor market institutions and...
Instructor: Martin Kahanec
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory for all One-year MA and Mundus MAPP students ( Students must take this or the Public Management course)Despite challenges to the Rule of Law around the globe, law remains central to policy. Law not only serves as a basis and framework for governance and policy-making; it also offers tools and opportunities...
Credits: 2.0
Elective courseA policy-design and practice-orientated course on macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policy, budget planning and execution, subsovereign finance, regulation and supervision of financial institutions, corporate and financial sector restructuring and major structural reforms (health care, education,...
Instructor: Lajos Bokros
Credits: 4.0
Microeconomics is a branch of economics that focuses on the question how individuals (or households) and firms make decisions to allocate limited resources in market interactions. Individual choices and private interests are behind most socio-economic processes. The understanding of the behavioral aspects of socio-...
Instructor: Martin Kahanec
Credits: 3.0
Mandatory for all One-year MA and Mundus MAPP studentsMacroeconomics is a branch of Economics that studies the performance, structure, and behavior of a national or regional (e.g. EU) economy as a whole. Macroeconomic developments are a central theme of policy debate around the globe. This course provides a sound...
Instructor: Martin Kahanec
Credits: 3.0
Mandatory course for Year 1 MPA StudentsThis class will teach the skills needed for the second-year Applied Policy Projects (APP) by working on an abbreviated APP in the classroom. The class project will be “live”, on behalf of an actual client, and will cover all aspects of the APP experience. Under the instructor’s...
Instructor: Marko Godart Prelec
Credits: 2.0
Instructor: Tamas Rudas
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory course for ALL tracksThis course is designed for students who are beginning their dissertation projects.  The aim of the course is to give students the tools to conceptualize their theses in terms of research questions and design, methodology, data collection and empirical analysis. In doing so, this course...
Instructor: Erin Jenne
Credits: 4.0
Microeconomics is a branch of economics that focuses on the question how individuals (or households) and firms make decisions to allocate limited resources in market interactions. Individual choices and private interests are behind most socio-economic processes. The understanding of the behavioral aspects of socio-...
Instructor: Martin Kahanec , Martin Guzi, Anita Halasz
Credits: 3.0
Mandatory for all One-year MAPP and Mundus MAPP students.Microeconomics is a branch of economics that focuses on the question how individuals (or households) and firms make decisions to allocate limited resources in market interactions. Individual choices and private interests are behind most socio-economic processes...
Instructor: Martin Kahanec
Credits: 3.0
This course provides an introduction to a new method of comparative research designed to provide more rigorous answers to long-standing debates in comparative research, micro-historical analysis. The course intends to familiarize students with this method of research and prepare them to produce original research that...
Instructor: Isabela Mares
Credits: 2.0
Instructor: Isabela Mares
Credits: 2.0
This course provides an introduction to a new method of comparative research designed to provide more rigorous answers to long-standing debates in comparative research, micro-historical analysis. The course intends to familiarize students with this method of research and prepare them to produce original research that...
Instructor: Isabela Mares
Credits: 2.0
Credits: 2.0
Introduces network science and the set of tools used to understand complex networks emerging in social and economic systems. Focuses on the empirical study of real networks, with examples from computer science (World Wide Web, Internet), social systems (e-mail, friendship networks), political systems (voting patterns...
Instructor: László Barabási
Credits: 2.0
Mandatory for all 1-yr MAPP and Mundus MAPP studentsThis course is designed to introduce students to the comparative analysis of public policies. Policy analysis is the craft and science of identifying policy problems and providing problem-solving advice to actors involved in public policy making at various levels of...
Instructor: Evelyne Hübscher
Credits: 2.0
An alternative to the internship, the course runs in the Fall, Winter and Spring terms.Policy Labs are group work exercises that bring together 3-4 students to carry out policy research and analysis for an external body. Supervised by faculty, policy labs offer an opportunity to gain practical experience in applying...
Instructor: Andrew Cartwright
Credits: 0.0
Over the last four decades, the world has witnessed the transition of political regimes from different forms of autocracy to various new types of political regimes. The current situation provides ground for disparate, and sometimes outright contradictory, diagnoses about the present state of democracy aroudn the globe...
Credits: 4.0
This advanced topic course will run in the Winter term for one week, between 7-11 March.The course explains why financial markets exist and how they have evolved by looking at the agents, actors, and institutions that generate a demand for them. The consequences of increasingly integrated markets, and the possibility...
Instructor: Herman Schwartz
Credits: 2.0

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