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Seminar “Basic Income and Social Justice”

Seminar “Basic Income and Social Justice”

(Summer Term 2020)

 

Attention: Due to the Corona Pandemic, ALL courses and seminar of our chair take place digitally and predominantly asynchronously in the summer semester.

 

Distance Teaching:

 

We will provide you our slides as usual on this website. See the schedule below for more information.

The audio files of the sessions as well as the mandatory literature and assignement sheets will be uploaded on Ilias. Ilias-Link: https://ilias.uni-freiburg.de/goto.php?target=crs_1474509&client_id=unifreiburg

You already received a mail with the password for the materials. If you are registered and did not receive this mail, please contact me: marcel.franke (at) vwl.uni-freiburg.de

 

Prof. Dr. K.J. Bernhard Neumärker

 

SoCoLab seminar, winner of a University teaching award 2012, deviates from a usual seminar setting. The students after reading the necessary papers and finish the required assignments will be welcomed during class to participate and discuss the elements of the theories and their ideas with Prof. Neumärker and his co-workers. The seminar consists of an introduction, 2 blocked meetings, a day of experiments with the participants, a session for the team experiments, and a concluding session. In the first sessions (Part I), the theoretical foundations are laid, and after the experiment sessions (Part II) follows one session with critical discussion (Part III). The participation in all the classes is obligatory in order to achieve maximum participation and understanding of the subjects. After the classes and the experiments for seminar participants are over, teams are given a sufficient amount of time to develop an experiment on the topic. In the team experiments, the participants are expected to critically reflect on one of the issues/aspects tackled in the seminar. The experiment design formalities and more specific information on the content will be provided to all participants.

 

The overall grade is the weighted as a sum of all three elements of the seminar with the following weights: Team Experiment and Paper/Report on a Basic Income Experiment: 60%, Assignments: 20%, Experiment presentation: 20%. The teams will be built, at the latest, after the “Experimental Sessions for Participants”.

 

Students will receive 6 ECTS credit points upon successful completion of the seminar. The Seminar can be recognized as “Topics in the Economics of Social Justice” for students enrolled in the “M.Sc. Economics” or “M.Sc. VWL” program. Students from outside economics can enroll if the course is accepted by their program.

 

Current Topics and Groups:

Topic 1 : Basic Income under a Constitutional Social Budget Constraint: Experimental implications of Constitutional Budget Equivalence Condition (CBEC) for the contractarian choice between UBI and NIT

Topic Supervisor: Burhan Yalcin
Group (1)
 
Topic 2 : Testing differences in the acceptance of UBI under crisis and prosperity conditions

Topic Supervisor: Enno Schmidt
Group (3)

Topic 3: Universal Basic Income and the Natural Environment – testing constitutional preferences for UBI schemes with different environmental impact

Topic Supervisor: Bianca Blum
Group (2)
 
Topic 4: The Thickness and Structure of Uncertainty in the Constitutional Stage and its Implications for Experimental Agreements and Outcomes in UBI Experiments

Topic Supervisor: Marcel Franke
Group (5)

Topic 5: On the Fairness Dimension of Contractarian UBI Agreements: Experimental Reappraisal of the Fleurbaey Rejection

Topic Supervisor: Dominik Schröder
Group (4)

 

Time Schedule:

Attention: Due to the Corona Pandemic, ALL courses and seminar of our chair take place digitally and predominantly asynchronously in the summer semester.

 

 

Special Field:

Students will receive 6 ECTS upon successful completion of the seminar. The Seminar can be recognized as “Topics in the Economics of Social Justice” for students enrolled in the “M.Sc. Economics” or “M.Sc. VWL” program. Students from “M.Sc. BWL” or from outside economics can enroll if the course is accepted by their program.

 

Note: The seminar capacity is reached.

For registration, the registration period begins on 04. February 2020 and students are requested to send an e-mail to “marcel.franke@vwl.uni-freiburg.de” up to the day of the introductory meeting, date 21.04.2020. The latest date for registration is the “Introductory Session”. The seminar registration is on a first come first serve basis. In the email please send: surname, name, matriculation code, course of study and semester.

 

The Seminar takes place in English language.

 

Documents regarding the course (for literature see Ilias):

Announcement

Organizational Slides

Experiment Sessions (7 and 8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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