DRE 7022 Research Seminar in Economics

DRE 7022 Research Seminar in Economics

Course code: 
DRE 7022
Department: 
Economics
Credits: 
6
Course coordinator: 
Plamen Toshkov Nenov
Product category: 
PhD
Portfolio: 
PhD Economics courses
Semester: 
2018 Spring
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
English
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

This course provides a venue in which to develop PhD students’ presentation skills and debate work in progress for PhD students in economics in the second year and above. The workshop emphasizes the development of dissertation proposals and is a place where students can present their research to an audience of dedicated and informed peers. Faculty members with research interests matching the topic of the presenters will also provide feedback both on presentation and substance.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

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Learning outcomes - Skills

After taking this course, students should have improved their presentation skills and learned how to give and receive feedback. The presentation of dissertation work will help students towards completion of their PhD.

Learning Outcome - Reflection

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Course content

This course for PhD students at the Department of Economics will run every semester. The department has monthly sessions of 90 minutes that the candidates are expected to participate in. During these sessions, the candidate is expected to present his/her work twice. The first presentation should be before the pre-doc and based on research in the early stages. This presentation could, for example, be based on a research idea that has not yet been spelled out in a paper.
A candidate should sign up for the course when he/she is close to completing his/her dissertation and will reach the goal of participating in eight compulsory sessions. During the course, the candidate is expected to participate actively in the sessions and present a second time, this time a polished paper (a practice job talk).
Junior visiting scholars may also give talks in this research seminar series.

Learning process and requirements to students

A course of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to a workload of 160-180 hours. 

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

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Qualifications

Enrollment in a PhD programme is a general requirement for participation in PhD courses at BI Norwegian Business School.
External candidates are kindly asked to attach confirmation of enrollment in a PhD programme when signing up for a course. Other candidates may be allowed to sit in on courses by approval of the course leader. Sitting in on a course does not permit registration for the course, handing in exams or gaining credits for the course. Course certificates or confirmation letters will not be issued for sitting in on courses.

Required prerequisite knowledge

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Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Class participation
Exam code:
DRE 70221
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal examiner with external supervisor
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
50No -Individual
Exam category:
Activity
Form of assessment:
Presentation
Exam code:
DRE 70221
Grading scale:
Point scale
Grading rules:
Internal examiner with external supervisor
Resit:
All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
50No -Individual
Exams:
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Class participation
Weight:50
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration: -
Comment:
Exam code:DRE 70221
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Exam category:Activity
Form of assessment:Presentation
Weight:50
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration: -
Comment:
Exam code:DRE 70221
Grading scale:Point scale
Resit:All components must, as a main rule, be retaken during next scheduled course
Exam organisation: 
Continuous assessment
Grading scale: 
Pass/fail
Total weight: 
100
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Notes to students:

Background material (papers / research proposals) will be sent out before each session. Students should read through the materials and prepare questions in advance.