Module manual


Economic Policy


Basic economics and general business administration

Teaching methods Lecture/Seminar
Learning target / Competences

Students will be able to analyze current economic policy issues and recognize the respective conceptual reference points of different economic policy recommendations for action.

Duration 1 Semester
Hours per week 4.0
Classes 60 h
Individual / Group work: 120 h
Workload 180 h
ECTS 6.0
Requirements for awarding credit points

Written exam (K60) and term paper (HA)
Weighting: 50% K60, 50% HA

Responsible person

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Weiß

Recommended semester 6. Semester
Frequency Every sem.

Degree program:


Economic Policy

Type Lecture
Nr. W0158
Hours per week 2.0
  • Economic policy in market economies
  • Allocation and competition problems
  • Distribution problems
  • Stabilization problems
  • Spotlight topic

Bartling, Hartwig/Luzius, Franz (2019), Grundzüge der Volkswirtschaftslehre: Einführung in die Wirtschaftstheorie und Wirtschaftspolitik, 18. ed., Vahlen, Munich.
Roth, Steffen J. (2021), VWL für Einsteiger, 6. ed., UVK Verlag, Munich.
Klump, Rainer (2021), Wirtschaftspolitik: Instrumente, Ziele und Institutionen, 4. ed., Pearson, Munich.

Economics Seminar

Type Seminar
Nr. W0159
Hours per week 2.0
  • Analytical foundations and solutions of elementary individual decision problems, using simple market situations and current economic issues as examples

There are new literature recommendations every semester depending on the respective seminar topics.