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Environmental Economics seminar with Israel Waichman
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The Economics Concentration

Economics at Bard College Berlin is a unique course of study that includes a comprehensive training in the field to advanced level, a mastery of the fundamentals of political science and political theory, and a deep philosophical background through a core program in intellectual history. This combination allows an informed application of quantitative research methods to key problems in our contemporary moment. One example is an issue that forms the centerpiece of Bard College Berlin faculty research in economics: the threats posed by climate and environmental change and the challenges facing governments, communities and individuals in responding to this existential danger. In the first two years of study, you complete foundational courses in all the essential areas of economics and politics. Choosing to study at an advanced level in economics in the final two years involves the completion of courses in econometrics, behavioral economics, ethics and economics, development economics and the distribution of resources. Economics students at Bard College Berlin have the opportunity to pursue courses in a wide range of disciplines in the arts and humanities. Preparations for the final-year thesis project can also include a period of practical training or internship placement.
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Economics students begin their studies with an overview of economic principles and the mathematical foundations of economics. As they advance in their degree program, students explore economics on a global scale, investigate the ways ethics and economics intersect, learn how to understand and utilize econometric techniques, and learn how human decision-making behavior is viewed from an economic perspective.
 
Sample Foundational Courses Sample Advanced Courses
Principles of Economics
Mathematics for Economics
Microeconomics for Social Sciences
Macroeconomics
Introduction to Statistics
Sustainability Economics
Global Economics
From the Study of Political Economy to the Science of Economics
Econometrics
Behavioral Economics


Study Abroad Opportunities

Economics students can spend up to two semesters abroad in their third year. Many students opt to pursue an internship in New York City with the Bard Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) Program. Within the Erasmus exchange program, Economics students also have the unique opportunity to study at the University of Bologna, which offers students courses ranging from Economics and Politics to more broad studies of social science. Finally, students may opt to study at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, which offers a wide breadth of economic coursework in an American liberal arts context.
 
Prof. Dr. Ann-Kathrin Blankenberg

Prof. Dr. Ann-Kathrin Blankenberg


Microeconomics, Sustainability Economics

Germany
PhD in Economics
Universität Kassel
Prof. Dr. Irwin Collier

Prof. Dr. Irwin Collier


Economic History

USA
PhD in Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof. Dr. Marcus Giamattei

Prof. Dr. Marcus Giamattei


Macroeconomics

Germany/Italy
Habilitation in Economics
Universität Passau
Prof. Dr. Israel Waichman

Prof. Dr. Israel Waichman


Microeconomics, Environmental Economics, Experimental Economics

Israel 
PhD in Economics
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel