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: 
2020 Autumn
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 to 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

The course will provide students with a better understanding of how a research presentation is structured, organized, and delivered and what to expect in terms of comments and questions from an audience of academic economists. 

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 the completion of their PhD.

General Competence

After taking this course, students should be able to critically assess the underlying assumptions of the methods used in their own research work and the research work of their peers.

Course content

This course runs in parallel with the University of Oslo course ECON9030 -- Research Seminar in Economics.

The course is a part of the Oslo PhD Initiative in Economics. It will run every semester. It has 60 minutes sessions held twice a month alternately at BI and on the University of Oslo campus that the  candidates are expected to participate in. PhD candidates from University of Oslo, Department of Economics will also attend these sessions together with one faculty member from University of Oslo, Drepartment of Economics. Baseline slots are 30 minutes long and one session will have 2 slots. One candidate can request to take both slots for presentation.

The candidate must present at least 2 times for a total of 2 hours. The first presentation must be before the pre-doc and be 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. One of the candidate's presentations must be for one hour, after the candidate's pre-doc, at which time the candidate will present a polished paper (a practice job talk).

A candidate should sign up for the course when he/she is close to completing his/her dissertation and will reach the goals of (i) having participated in at least sixteen sessions and (ii) having met the presentation minimum described above. 

Junior visiting scholars may also give talks in this research seminar series.

Teaching and learning activities

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
Type of Assessment: 
Continuous assessment
Grading scale: 
Pass/fail
Total weight: 
100
Sum workload: 
0

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to a workload of at least 160 hours.