Hans Gersbach: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2022

Name Prof. Dr. Hans Gersbach
FieldMacroeconomics: Innovation and Policy
Address
Makroökonomie, Gersbach
ETH Zürich, LEE F 101
Leonhardstrasse 21
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 82 80
E-mailhgersbach@ethz.ch
DepartmentManagement, Technology, and Economics
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
363-0575-00LEconomic Growth, Cycles and Policy3 credits2GH. Gersbach
AbstractThis intermediate course focuses on the core thinking devices and foundations in macroeconomics and monetary economics, and uses these devices to understand economic growth, business cycles, crises as well as how to conduct monetary and fiscal policies and policies to foster the stability of financial and economic systems.
Objective- Fundamental knowledge about the drivers of economic growth in the short and long run, key macroeconomic variables and observed patterns in developed countries

- Comprehensive understanding of core macroeconomic frameworks and thinking devices
ContentThis intermediate course focuses on the core thinking devices and foundations in macroeconomics and monetary economics, and uses these devices to understand economic growth, business cycles, crises as well as how to conduct monetary and fiscal policies and policies to foster the stability of financial and economic systems. The course is structured in the following way:

Part I: Basics
- Introduction
- IS-LM Model in Closed Economy (Repetition)
- Schools of Thought
- Consumption and Investment
- The Solow Growth Model

Part II: Special Themes
- Money Holding, Inflation, and Monetary Policy
- Crises in Market Economies
- IS-LM Model and Open Economy
- Theories of exchange rate determination
- Technical Appendix
Lecture notesCopies of the slides will be made available.
LiteratureChapters in
Manfred Gärtner (2009), Macroeconomics, Third Edition, Prentice Hall.
and selected chapters in other books and/or papers
Prerequisites / NoticeIt is required that participants have attended the lecture "Principles of Macroeconomics" (363-0565-00L).
363-1153-00LNew Technologies in Banking and Finance3 credits2VB. J. Bergmann, P. Cheridito, H. Gersbach, P. Kammerlander, P. Mangold, K. Paterson, J. Teichmann, R. Wattenhofer
AbstractTechnological advances, digitization and the ability to store and process vast amounts of data has changed the landscape of financial services in recent years. This course will unpack these innovations and technologies underlying these transformations and will reflect on the impacts on the financial markets.
ObjectiveAfter taking this course, students will be able to
- Understand recent technological developments in financial services and how they drive transformation
- Understand the challenges of this digital transformation when managing financial and non-financial risks
- Reflect on the impacts this transformation has on workflows, agile working, project and change management
ContentThe financial manager of the future is commanding a wide set of skills ranging from a profound understanding of technological advances and a sensible understanding of the impact on workflows and business models. Students with an interest in finance and banking are invited to take the course without explicit theoretical knowledge in financial economics. As the course will cover topics like machine learning, cyber security, distributed computing, and more, an understanding of these technologies is welcomed, however not mandatory. The course will also go beyond technological advances and will also cover management-related contents. The course is divided in sections, each covering different areas and technologies. Students are asked to solve online quizzes and small cases for each section. Invited guest speakers will contribute to the sessions. In addition, separate networking sessions will provide entry opportunities into finance and banking.

More information on the speakers and specific session can be found here: https://riskcenter.ethz.ch/education/lectures.html and on the moodle page.
Lecture notesThere will lecture slides to each section shared in advanced to each session.
LiteratureSelected readings and books are presented in each session.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course is opened to students from all backgrounds. Some experience with quantitative disciplines such as probability and statistics, however, is useful but not mandatory.
364-0531-00LCER-ETH Research Seminar Restricted registration - show details 0 credits2SH. Gersbach, A. Bommier, L. Bretschger
AbstractResearch Seminar of Center of Economic Research CER-ETH
ObjectiveSurvey of the currently leading research in economics, especially in the CER-ETH research fields.
ContentPresentations of current and recent research results in the CER-ETH research fields, usually by international guest speakers.
Prerequisites / NoticePlease note the special announcements.
364-0556-00LDoctoral Workshop: Astute Modelling Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisite: Students are expected to attend the course 364-0559-02L "Design of Institutions and Political Economy", before registering for this workshop.
3 credits1GH. Gersbach
AbstractIn this workshop, we present ongoing research at MIP and discuss the criteria and guidelines for smart modelling of social and economic situations.
ObjectiveWe will learn how to present our own research and improve our modelling skills.
364-0581-00LMicroeconomics Seminar (ETH/UZH)
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH as an incoming student.
UZH Module Code: 03SMDOEC6089

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
Link
0 credits2SH. Gersbach
AbstractResearch Seminar
research papers of leading researchers in Microeconomics are presented and discussed
ObjectiveResearch Seminar
research papers of leading researchers in Microeconomics are presented and discussed
ContentInvited Speakers present current research in Microeconomics
364-1058-00LRisk Center Seminar Series0 credits2SH. Schernberg, D. Basin, A. Bommier, D. N. Bresch, S. Brusoni, L.‑E. Cederman, P. Cheridito, F. Corman, H. Gersbach, C. Hölscher, K. Paterson, G. Sansavini, D. Sornette, B. Stojadinovic, B. Sudret, J. Teichmann, R. Wattenhofer, U. A. Weidmann, S. Wiemer, M. Zeilinger, R. Zenklusen
AbstractIn this series of seminars, invited speakers discuss various topics in the area of risk modelling, governance of complex socio-economic systems, managing risks and crises, and building resilience. Students, PhD students, post-docs, faculty and individuals outside ETH are welcome.
ObjectiveParticipants gain insights in a broad range of risk- and resilience-related topics. They expand their knowledge of the field and deepen their understanding of the complexity of our social, economic and engineered systems. For young researchers in particular, the seminars offer an opportunity to learn academic presentation skills and to network with an interdisciplinary scientific audience.
ContentAcademic presentations from ETH faculty as well as external researchers.
Each seminar is followed by a Q&A session and (when permitted) a networking Apéro.
Lecture notesThe sessions are recorded whenever possible and posted on the ETH Risk Center webpage. If available, presentation slides are shared as well.
LiteratureEach speaker will provide a literature review.
Prerequisites / NoticeIn most cases, a quantitative background is required. Depending on the topic, field-specific knowledge may be required.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesfostered
Techniques and Technologiesfostered
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesfostered
Decision-makingfostered
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Problem-solvingfostered
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Negotiationfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingfostered
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered
364-1090-00LResearch Seminar in Contract Theory, Banking and Money (University of Zurich)
No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH as an incoming student.
UZH Module Code: 03SMDOEC0786

Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
Link
3 credits2SH. Gersbach, University lecturers
AbstractRecent developments in the fields of contract theory, finance, banking, money and macroeconomics.
ObjectiveUnderstanding recent developments in the fields of contract theory, finance, banking and macroeconomics.