Rachael Garrett: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2022

NameFrau Dr. Rachael Garrett
URLhttps://epl.ethz.ch/
DepartementGeistes-, Sozial- und Staatswissenschaften
BeziehungAssistenzprofessorin (Tenure Track)

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
701-0658-00LSeminar für Bachelor-Studierende: Mensch-Umwelt Systeme3 KP2SJ. W. McCaughey, A. Berthold, D. N. Bresch, R. Garrett
KurzbeschreibungAnalyse und Präsentation von wissenschaftlichen Fachartikeln der beteiligten Lehrstühle aus dem Bereich Mensch-Umwelt-Systeme.
LernzielDie Studierenden erlernen, aktuelle Artikel aus dem Bereich Mensch-Umwelt Systeme zu lesen, zu verstehen, zusammenfassend zu präsentieren, und kritisch zu würdigen. Die Studierenden lernen auch eine Reihe innovativer Ansätze für solche Präsentationen kennen.
InhaltDie Forschung im Bereich Mensch-Umwelt Systeme ist durch eine grosse Themen- und Methodenvielfalt gekennzeichnet. Dies kommt unter anderem in den wissenschaftlichen Beiträgen der an der Veranstaltung beteiligten Professuren zum Ausdruck. Die Studierenden wählen eine wissenschaftliche Publikation aus und referieren darüber im Seminar. Durch Teilnahme an der Diskussion der präsentierten Artikel wird zudem das Stellen und Beantworten von Fragen zur Präsentation geübt. Zudem müssen die Studierenden jeweils einmal eine Diskussion moderieren. Zu Beginn des Semesters (3 Doppellektionen) werden verschiedene Präsentationstechniken und innovative Ansätze für Präsentationen vorgestellt und diskutiert.
SkriptWird im Seminar abgegeben.
LiteraturWird im Seminar abgegeben.
Voraussetzungen / Besondereskeine
860-0100-00LDoctoral Colloquium in Public Policy
Only PhD students. Permission from lecturers is required.
1 KP1KM. Krauser, T. Bernauer, R. Garrett, T. Schmidt, B. Steffen
KurzbeschreibungIn this colloquium, doctoral students present their research plan within the first year of their doctorate, which is reviewed by three professors affiliated with the ISTP and commented on by the peer students registered in the colloquium. We recommend attending the colloquium for two semesters and present the research plan in the second semester.
LernzielObtain feedback on research ideas the doctoral research plan and have the research plan approved by three faculty, as required by ETH Zurich.
InhaltDoctoral students (typically affiliated with the ISTP or groups of ISTP members) attend this colloquium for one to two semesters. During the first (voluntary) semester they present their preliminary research ideas. During the second (obligatory) semester, they present their research plan, which is reviewed by three professors affiliated with the ISTP. The research plan should not be longer than 20 pages (references excluded). The second semester will be credited with 1 ECTS. All students are supposed to read and comment on their peers’ research ideas and plans throughout both semesters. The results of the review are submitted to the doctoral committee of D-GESS or other ETH departments where ISTP-affiliated doctoral students intend to graduate.
876-0201-00LTechnology and Policy Analysis Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen 8 KP5GT. Schmidt, E. Ash, F. M. Egli, R. Garrett, M. Leese, A. Rom, B. Steffen
KurzbeschreibungTechnologies substantially affect the way we live and how our societies function. Technological change, i.e. the innovation and diffusion of new technologies, is a fundamental driver of economic growth but can also have detrimental side effects. This module introduces methods to assess technology-related policy alternatives and to analyse how policies affect technological changes and society.
LernzielIntroduction:
Participants understand (1) what ex ante and ex post policy impact analysis is, (2) in what forms and with what methods they can be undertaken, (3) why they are important for evidence-​based policy-​making.
Analysis of Policy and Technology Options:
Participants understand (1) how to perform policy analyses related to technology; (2) a policy problem and the rationale for policy intervention; (3) how to select appropriate impact categories and methods to address a policy problem through policy analysis; (4) how to assess policy alternatives, using various ex ante policy analysis methods; (5) and how to communicate the results of the analysis.
Evaluation of Policy Outcomes:
Participants understand (1) when and why policy outcomes can be evaluated based on observational or experimental methods, (2) basic methods for evaluating policy outcomes (e.g. causal inference methods and field experiments), (3) how to apply concepts and methods of policy outcome evaluation to specific cases of interest.
Big Data Approaches to Policy Analysis:
Participants understand (1) why "big data" techniques for making policy-​relevant assessments and predictions are useful, and under what conditions, (2) key techniques in this area, such as procuring big datasets; pre-​processing and dimension reduction of massive datasets for tractable computation; machine learning for predicting outcomes; interpreting machine learning model predictions to understand what is going on inside the black box; data visualization including interactive web apps.
LiteraturCourse materials can be found on Moodle.