Social Policy in an Interdependent World (SPIW)

Social Policy in an Interdependent World (SPIW)

Summer Semester 2024: The StudOn password for the course will be provided at the first lecture on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Relevant course information will be made available on StudOn. Please register for the course via StudOn to directly receive emails from us and to access important course information.


Bachelor, 5 ECTS

Type of Course: Lecture and Exercise

Course offered: annually in Summer Semester

Module number: 87014

Contact person: Prof. Matthias Wrede and Elisa Poletto

Course Content: Stylized facts about Social Issues and Social Policy; Efficiency and Social Justice from a National and an International Perspective; Comparative Social Policy: Welfare Systems and Policies in Selected Fields; Social Policy and International Flows: Migration, Trade, Capital Flows; Social Policy and European Integration.

Lecture: Tuesdays 08:00-09:30, Lange Gasse 20, Lecture hall H2 (Hermann Gutmann-Hörsaal)

Exercise: Thursdays 15:00-16:30, Findelgasse 7/9, Room FG 0.015. Further details about the exercises will be provided at the first lecture and via StudOn during the semester.

Written Exam (Summer Semester 2024): Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (60 min.)

Syllabus and Literature (2023): SPIW Syllabus 2023

Language: English

Recommended prerequisites: Microeconomics, Introduction to Econometrics.

Integration in curriculum: 4th Semester (summer term) Bachelor of International Business Studies (IBS) and Bachelor of International Economic Studies (IES). The course is compulsory for students of the IBS and IES Bachelor degree programs.

Permitted aids during the exam: a silent, non-programmable calculator

Further information on the course can be found in the current Module Handbook. The course documents and materials will be made available at StudOn.