Labor Economics


(1) GENERAL
SCHOOL
Economic , social and political studies
ACADEMIC UNIT
Department of economics
LEVEL OF STUDIES
undergraduate
COURSE CODE
NE 66
SEMESTER
SIXTH
COURSE TITLE
Labor Economics
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS
CREDITS
6
6
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COURSE TYPE
Special background-specialised knowledge
PREREQUISITE COURSES:
Introductory macroeconomics, introductory microeconomics
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION and EXAMINATIONS:
Greek
IS THE COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS
Yes ( in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)
http://www.econ.duth.gr/undergraduate/lessons/st8.shtml
(2) LEARNING OUTCOMES
COURSE CONTENT
Labour economics seeks to understand the complex relations and institutions of the labor market by studying the dynamics between employers, employees, and their wage-, price-, and profit-making incentives. In other words, modern labor economics explores the outcomes of the labor market under the assumption that workers strive to maximize their wellbeing and firms strive to maximize profits. It also analyzes the behavior of employers and employees and studies their responses to changes in government policies and/or in the demographic composition of the labor force. The purpose of this course is:
Α) to teach how workers and firms make decisions in the labor market.
Β) to teach how the government can alter the economic opportunities available to both workers and firms by changing the “rules of the game” through social policies, thus influencing the decisions of these two players.
METHODS
The following methods will be outlined and used in the course:
1. Lectures
2. Essay writing
3 Essay presentation
OBJECTIVES
1. To be able to use the tools learned in this course to understand, analyze, and predict some of labor market outcomes
2. To examine the different ways social policy can affect the interaction between workers and firms
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic labor economics theory, including labor market structures and wage determination.
2. Apply their understanding of theoretical models to analyze trends in data pertaining to topics in labor economics.
3. Apply their understanding of theoretical models to case studies presented in the course.
4. Construct, defend, and analyze important labor policy issues.
TEACHING ARRANGEMENTS
The course will be taught in thirteen four hour lectures in weeks 1-13, followed by thirteen two hour seminars. .
General Competences
1.decision making in complex labour market policies
2.knowledge of methodological tools in labour market
3. critical analysis
SYLLABUS
1. Introduction to Labor Economics
2. Labor Supply
3. Labor Demand
4. Labor Market Equilibrium
5. Compensating Wage Differentials
6. Human Capital
7. The Wage Structure
8. Labor Mobility
9. Labor Market Discrimination
10. Labor Unions
11. Incentive Pay
12. Unemployment
13. Mathematical Appendix
(3) TEACHING and LEARNING METHODS – EVALUATION
DELIVERY Face-to-face, Distance learning, etc.
Lectures
USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
e-class platform
TEACHING METHODS
The manner and methods of teaching are described in detail.
Lectures, seminars, laboratory practice, fieldwork, study and analysis of bibliography, tutorials, placements, clinical practice, art workshop, interactive teaching, educational visits, project, essay writing, artistic creativity, etc.
The student’s study hours for each learning activity are given as well as the hours of non-directed study according to the principles of the ECTS
Activity
Semester workload
lectures
52
Seminars-case studies
26
Student assignments
26
Student study
46
Course total
150
STUDENT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
Description of the evaluation procedure
methods of evaluation, summative or conclusive, multiple choice questionnaires, problem solving, written work, essay/report, oral examination,
Specifically-defined evaluation criteria are given, and if and where they are accessible to students.
1.Written examination (in Greek)
2.Essays
3.Presentation of essays
They are analysed during the first lecture
(4) BIBLIOGRAPHY
Weeks 1-13
• Borjas, G. (2016), Labour Economics, McGraw-Hill.
• Lazard, R. Nickell, R. and Jackman, T., (1991), Unemployment: macroeconomic performance and the labour market. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
• McConnel et al., (2002). Contemporary labor economics. McGraw-Hill Education Ltd.
• Bosworth, D, Dawkins, P., Stromback, T. (1997) Economics of the Labour market, Harlow: Prentice Hall.
• Ehrenberg, R., Smith, R, (2000) Modern labour economics, theory and policy. Addison Wesley.

International European Relations


  • GENERAL
SCHOOL Faculty of Social, Political and Economic Sciences
ACADEMIC UNIT Department of Economics
LEVEL OF STUDIES Undergraduate
COURSE CODE NE 67 SEMESTER 6TH
COURSE TITLE INTERNATIONAL EUROPEAN RELATIONS
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
if credits are awarded for separate components of the course, e.g. lectures, laboratory exercises, etc. If the credits are awarded for the whole of the course, give the weekly teaching hours and the total credits
WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS CREDITS
Lectures 4 6
 
 
Add rows if necessary. The organisation of teaching and the teaching methods used are described in detail at (d).
COURSE TYPE

general background,
special background, specialised general knowledge, skills development

GENERAL BACKGROUND
PREREQUISITE COURSES:

 

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION and EXAMINATIONS: GREEK
IS THE COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS YES (IN ENGLISH)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OKA101/

 

 

  • LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning outcomes
The course learning outcomes, specific knowledge, skills and competences of an appropriate level, which the students will acquire with the successful completion of the course are described.

Consult Appendix A

·     Description of the level of learning outcomes for each qualifications cycle, according to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area

·     Descriptors for Levels 6, 7 & 8 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and Appendix B

·     Guidelines for writing Learning Outcomes

 

The course aims to introduce students to main notions of European union law. Furthermore it is dedicated to introductory notions focusing on European competition law.

 

Ability to clarify main notion forming the law of free competition. Ability to have access on legislature materials and understanding of methods applied. Ability of composing and analysing.

 

 

 

General Competences
Taking into consideration the general competences that the degree-holder must acquire (as these appear in the Diploma Supplement and appear below), at which of the following does the course aim?
Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology

Adapting to new situations

Decision-making

Working independently

Team work

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project planning and management

Respect for difference and multiculturalism

Respect for the natural environment

Showing social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Criticism and self-criticism

Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

……

Others…

…….

 

Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology

 

Decision-making

 

Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

 

 

  • SYLLABUS
 

EC and EU law – Introductory approach – Main characteristics – Competition Law rules

Defining of relevant market – the notion of enterprise – Abuse of dominant position – Mergers

 

  • TEACHING and LEARNING METHODS – EVALUATION
DELIVERY
Face-to-face, Distance learning, etc.
Class lectures – Case studies
USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Use of ICT in teaching, laboratory education, communication with students
Support of the learning process via e-class

 

TEACHING METHODS

The manner and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, seminars, laboratory practice, fieldwork, study and analysis of bibliography, tutorials, placements, clinical practice, art workshop, interactive teaching, educational visits, project, essay writing, artistic creativity, etc.

 

The student’s study hours for each learning activity are given as well as the hours of non-directed study according to the principles of the ECTS

Activity Semester workload
Lectures 30
Case study 30
Individual study 80
 
 
 
Course total 140
STUDENT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Description of the evaluation procedure

 

Language of evaluation, methods of evaluation, summative or conclusive, multiple choice questionnaires, short-answer questions, open-ended questions, problem solving, written work, essay/report, oral examination, public presentation, laboratory work, clinical examination of patient, art interpretation, other

 

Specifically-defined evaluation criteria are given, and if and where they are accessible to students.

 

Evaluation language:   greek

Evaluation method: written test consisting of a case study based on cases elected by the professor and delivered to the students during the semester

 

 

 

 

 

  • ATTACHED BIBLIOGRAPHY
– Suggested bibliography:

– Related academic journals:

 

o    ΔΙΚΑΙΟ ΤΟΥ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΟΥ ΑΝΤΑΓΩΝΙΣΜΟΥ, ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ Δ. ΤΡΙΑΝΤΑΦΥΛΛΑΚΗΣ, Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη, 2014

2.

Πολιτική ανταγωνισμού και ρυθμιστική πολιτική, Βέττας Νίκος, Κατσουλάκος Ιωάννης Σ. , Δάρδανος, 2004

 

 

 

 

International Economics II


  • GENERAL
SCHOOL SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SCIENCES
ACADEMIC UNIT ECONOMICS
LEVEL OF STUDIES Undergraduate
COURSE CODE ΝΚ61 SEMESTER 6th
COURSE TITLE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS II
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
if credits are awarded for separate components of the course, e.g. lectures, laboratory exercises, etc. If the credits are awarded for the whole of the course, give the weekly teaching hours and the total credits
WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS CREDITS
4 6
 
 
Add rows if necessary. The organisation of teaching and the teaching methods used are described in detail at (d).
COURSE TYPE

general background,
special background, specialised general knowledge, skills development

General Background
PREREQUISITE COURSES:

 

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION and EXAMINATIONS: Greek
IS THE COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL)

 

 

  • LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning outcomes
The course learning outcomes, specific knowledge, skills and competences of an appropriate level, which the students will acquire with the successful completion of the course are described.

Consult Appendix A

·     Description of the level of learning outcomes for each qualifications cycle, according to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area

·     Descriptors for Levels 6, 7 & 8 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and Appendix B

·     Guidelines for writing Learning Outcomes

 

 

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

§  Analyze the foreign exchange market

§  Analyze the concept of a nation’s balance of payments

§  Explain and analyze the macroeconomic planning in the open economy, the sustainability of the balance of payments and the harmonization of macroeconomic policies in the context of the Eurozone.

§  Understand theories of international finance and monetary and fiscal policy issues and apply them to real world situations

§  Show the relevance to the global financial crisis of various capital flows

§  Assess the policy options available in an international macroeconomic environment

 

 

 

General Competences
Taking into consideration the general competences that the degree-holder must acquire (as these appear in the Diploma Supplement and appear below), at which of the following does the course aim?
Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology

Adapting to new situations

Decision-making

Working independently

Team work

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project planning and management

Respect for difference and multiculturalism

Respect for the natural environment

Showing social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Criticism and self-criticism

Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

……

Others…

…….

 

 

Decision-making

Working independently

Criticism and self-criticism

Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • SYLLABUS
 

 

This course considers international macroeconomic issues. It covers a broad range of topics including the foreign exchange market, balance of payments analysis and the relative advantages of fixed and flexible exchange rate systems, monetary and fiscal policy in an open economy. Precisely, the course will start by examining the activities of traders, investors, and speculators in spot and forward foreign-exchange markets and their effects on exchange-rate behavior. Next, it will focus on the fundamental determinants of the balance of payments and the international context within which domestic macroeconomic policies are designed and conducted. Finally, we will study international macroeconomic linkages and the significance of international macroeconomic policy co-ordination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • TEACHING and LEARNING METHODS – EVALUATION
DELIVERY
Face-to-face, Distance learning, etc.
Face-to-face
USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Use of ICT in teaching, laboratory education, communication with students
Support the learning process through the online platform e-class
TEACHING METHODS

The manner and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, seminars, laboratory practice, fieldwork, study and analysis of bibliography, tutorials, placements, clinical practice, art workshop, interactive teaching, educational visits, project, essay writing, artistic creativity, etc.

 

The student’s study hours for each learning activity are given as well as the hours of non-directed study according to the principles of the ECTS

Activity Semester workload
Lectures 52
Individual Study 98
Course total 150
STUDENT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Description of the evaluation procedure

 

Language of evaluation, methods of evaluation, summative or conclusive, multiple choice questionnaires, short-answer questions, open-ended questions, problem solving, written work, essay/report, oral examination, public presentation, laboratory work, clinical examination of patient, art interpretation, other

 

Specifically-defined evaluation criteria are given, and if and where they are accessible to students.

 

A Writing Exam (100%) including:

– Multiple-choice questionnaires

– Short-answer questions

-problem solving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ATTACHED BIBLIOGRAPHY
– Suggested bibliography:

-Pilbeam,  K. (2013). International Finance.  4th Edition. Palgrave Macmillan.

-Krugman, P. R., & Obstfeld, M. (2009). International Economics: Theory and Policy. 8th Edition.  Pearson Education.

 

 

 

 

Econometrics II


  • GENERAL
SCHOOL Faculty of Social, Political and Economic Sciences
ACADEMIC UNIT Department of Economics
LEVEL OF STUDIES Undergraduate
COURSE CODE NK64 SEMESTER 6th
COURSE TITLE Econometrics II
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
if credits are awarded for separate components of the course, e.g. lectures, laboratory exercises, etc. If the credits are awarded for the whole of the course, give the weekly teaching hours and the total credits
WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS CREDITS
Lectures 4 6
 
 
Add rows if necessary. The organisation of teaching and the teaching methods used are described in detail at (d).
COURSE TYPE

general background,
special background, specialised general knowledge, skills development

General Background
PREREQUISITE COURSES:

 

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION and EXAMINATIONS: HELLENIC
IS THE COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS YES (ESSAY IN ENGLISH)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.econ.duth.gr/undergraduate/lessons/%CE%9F%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%BF%CE%BD%CE%BF%CE%BC%CE%B5%CF%84%CF%81%CE%AF%CE%B1%20%CE%99%CE%99.pdf

 

 

  • LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning outcomes
The course learning outcomes, specific knowledge, skills and competences of an appropriate level, which the students will acquire with the successful completion of the course are described.

Consult Appendix A

·     Description of the level of learning outcomes for each qualifications cycle, according to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area

·     Descriptors for Levels 6, 7 & 8 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and Appendix B

·     Guidelines for writing Learning Outcomes

Econometrics II is the natural continuation of the Econometrics I course. The course continues into special issues of econometric analysis. Departing from the assumptions of the simple linear regression model in this course we study actual phenomena apparent in real life phenomena, as autocorrelation, heteroskedasticity and the existence of unit roots. Moreover, we study panel data and probability models where the dependent variable is a binary one. All these are taught, without losing the basic focus on empirical applications.

 

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

• define adequately the models for solving various empirical problems.

• Examine and infer upon the existence of a causal relationship between variables and the policy implications from this relationship.

• comprehend the various issues in defining actual real life models and proposing ways to overcome the various obstacles during the applications of the models.

• apply specific, state-of-the-art and demanding methodologies in solving economic problems.

• infer upon the empirical findings of the problems and determine the effects in applying economic policy measures.

 

General Competences
Taking into consideration the general competences that the degree-holder must acquire (as these appear in the Diploma Supplement and appear below), at which of the following does the course aim?
Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology

Adapting to new situations

Decision-making

Working independently

Team work

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project planning and management

Respect for difference and multiculturalism

Respect for the natural environment

Showing social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Criticism and self-criticism

Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

……

Others…

…….

Working independently

Team work

Decision-making

Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

  • SYLLABUS
1. Special Econometric Issues

2. Autocorrelation

3. Multi-collinearity

4. Heteroskedasticity

5. Binary regression models

6. Panel data

7. Unit root tests

8. Time series

9. Empirical applications

  • TEACHING and LEARNING METHODS – EVALUATION
DELIVERY
Face-to-face, Distance learning, etc.
Face-to-face
USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Use of ICT in teaching, laboratory education, communication with students
The basic instrument for electronic communication, notes dissemination etc is the E-class
TEACHING METHODS

The manner and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, seminars, laboratory practice, fieldwork, study and analysis of bibliography, tutorials, placements, clinical practice, art workshop, interactive teaching, educational visits, project, essay writing, artistic creativity, etc.

 

The student’s study hours for each learning activity are given as well as the hours of non-directed study according to the principles of the ECTS

Activity Semester workload
Lectures 52
Independent study 98
Course total 150
STUDENT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Description of the evaluation procedure

 

Language of evaluation, methods of evaluation, summative or conclusive, multiple choice questionnaires, short-answer questions, open-ended questions, problem solving, written work, essay/report, oral examination, public presentation, laboratory work, clinical examination of patient, art interpretation, other

 

Specifically-defined evaluation criteria are given, and if and where they are accessible to students.

The evaluation is based entirely on the written examination at the end of the semester based on problems including short questions and answers, figure analysis, mathematical representations, judgment, proofs and problem solving.

 

The examination criteria are made known at the start of the semester and are available at the E-class.

 

 

 

 

  • ATTACHED BIBLIOGRAPHY
– Suggested bibliography:

1) Gujarati και Porter, Introduction to Econometrics. (5th Edition), McGraw-Hill Press, 2008.

2) Hamilton. J., Times Series Analysis, (1st Edition), Princeton Press, 1994.

3) W.H. Greene, Econometric Analysis, (7th edition), Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011.

4) Wooldridge, Jeffrey M. Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data. (2nd Edition), MIT Press, 2002.

5) J.H. Stock and M.W. Watson, (3rd edition), Introduction to Econometrics, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2003.

– Related academic journals:

Econometrica

Journal of Econometrics

Journal of Applied Econometrics

International Journal of Forecasting

Journal of Forecasting

Applied Economics

 

Decision Theory


  • GENERAL
SCHOOL Faculty of Social, Political and Economic Sciences
ACADEMIC UNIT Department of Economics
LEVEL OF STUDIES Undergraduate
COURSE CODE   SEMESTER 6th
COURSE TITLE Decision Theory
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
if credits are awarded for separate components of the course, e.g. lectures, laboratory exercises, etc. If the credits are awarded for the whole of the course, give the weekly teaching hours and the total credits
WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS CREDITS
Lectures and Class exercises 4 6
 
 
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COURSE TYPE

general background,
special background, specialised general knowledge, skills development

General background
PREREQUISITE COURSES:

 

Statistics, Mathematics, Management
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION and EXAMINATIONS: Greek
IS THE COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) http://www.econ.duth.gr/undergraduate/lessons/st3.shtml

 

 

  • LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning outcomes
The course learning outcomes, specific knowledge, skills and competences of an appropriate level, which the students will acquire with the successful completion of the course are described.

Consult Appendix A

·     Description of the level of learning outcomes for each qualifications cycle, according to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area

·     Descriptors for Levels 6, 7 & 8 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and Appendix B

·     Guidelines for writing Learning Outcomes

The course is an introduction to decision theory mainly by providing the analysis framework for   probabilistic models, qualitative and quantitative methods to support decision making process and problem solving. Through a systemic approach and a large variety of case studies the appropriate methodological framework is analyzed. Key emphasis is given in modelling and determine the framework which leads to decisions. The uncertainty is analyzed promoting methodologies of determining optimum and/or satisficing solutions. By a series of real life applications, the decision making process is examined and appropriate methods to specific problems are developed.

The decision models presented in this course are using a wide range of mathematical, graphical and statistical analysis background in order to tackle both uni-criterion and multi-criteria decision making problems with quantitative and/or qualitative data.

 

Based on above quantitative and/or qualitative analysis framework, the course learning outcomes could be summarized:

·         Ability to define the key parameters and variables of a decision-making process

·         Ability to choose the appropriate methodology for a decision-making problem

·         Ability to analyze and assess the decision-making outputs as well as to review the process results through sensitivity analysis

·         Ability of modelling using the appropriate:

o    Decision process, variables, parameters, criteria, attributes

o    Measures for Uncertainty and Fuzziness

o    Alterative scenarios

o    Sensitivity analysis

o    Level of confidence in selected solutions

 

After a successful course, the students should be able to understand the main issues and techniques in decision making, develop a decision making process and propose solutions, based on:

·         Statistical analysis: sampling, estimation, regression analysis

·         Decision trees

·         Decision making based on game theory

·         Fuzzy sets

·         Queuing theory

·         Scheduling/Sequencing problems: GANT-CPM-PERT

·         Utility theory

·         Multi-criteria analysis

General Competences
Taking into consideration the general competences that the degree-holder must acquire (as these appear in the Diploma Supplement and appear below), at which of the following does the course aim?
Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology

Adapting to new situations

Decision-making

Working independently

Team work

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project planning and management

Respect for difference and multiculturalism

Respect for the natural environment

Showing social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Criticism and self-criticism

Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

……

Others…

…….

 

·         Decision-making

·         Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology

·         Working independently

·         Working in an interdisciplinary environment

·         Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

 

  • SYLLABUS
The course syllabus includes:

i.       Methods of Statistical analysis used in decision making:

·       Sampling theory

·       Statistic distributions

·       Regression analysis

ii.       Decision theory under uncertainty and risk:

·         Decision trees

·         Fuzzy sets

iii.      Decision making based on game theory

iv.      Decision making based on queuing theory

v.       Decision making based on inventory models

vi.      Multiple Criteria Decision Making

vii.      Scheduling/Sequencing network decision techniques i.e. GANT-CPM-PERT

viii.      Simulation models

ix.      Introduction to Decision Support Systems

 

  • TEACHING and LEARNING METHODS – EVALUATION
DELIVERY
Face-to-face, Distance learning, etc.
·         Class lectures

·         Case studies

·         Notes, slides

USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Use of ICT in teaching, laboratory education, communication with students
·         Presentations

·         e-class

TEACHING METHODS

The manner and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, seminars, laboratory practice, fieldwork, study and analysis of bibliography, tutorials, placements, clinical practice, art workshop, interactive teaching, educational visits, project, essay writing, artistic creativity, etc.

 

The student’s study hours for each learning activity are given as well as the hours of non-directed study according to the principles of the ECTS

Activity Semester workload
Lectures 60
Individual assignments and exercises 40
Individual Study 50
Course total 150
STUDENT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Description of the evaluation procedure

 

Language of evaluation, methods of evaluation, summative or conclusive, multiple choice questionnaires, short-answer questions, open-ended questions, problem solving, written work, essay/report, oral examination, public presentation, laboratory work, clinical examination of patient, art interpretation, other

 

Specifically-defined evaluation criteria are given, and if and where they are accessible to students.

·         Individual assignments and numerical exercises during the course (20%)

·         Final written exams (80%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ATTACHED BIBLIOGRAPHY
 

– Bibliography:

 

·         Ι. Κ. Μουρμούρης, «Εφαρμογές Θεωρίας Αποφάσεων Πολλαπλών Κριτηρίων: Μεταφορές, Χωροθέτηση και Ανάπτυξη», ISBN 9789603516880, Εκδόσεις: Α. Σταμούλης, 2007.

 

·         Ν. Ματσατσίνης – Κ. Ζοπουνίδης, «Συστήματα αποφάσεων με πολλαπλά κριτήρια», ISBN 9604610686, Εκδόσεις: Κλειδάριθμος, 2007.

 

 

– Selected referred journals:

 

International Journal of Management and Decision Making

International Journal of Decision Support Systems

Decision-Making for Supply Chain Integration

International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making

Multiple Criteria Decision Making

Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis

Decision Support Systems

Journal of Decision Systems

Journal of Soft Computing and Decision Support Systems

Omega

Operations Research

European Journal of Operations Research

Computers and Operations Research

Mathematics of Operations Research

Annals of Operations Research

American Journal of Operations Research

Mathematical Programming

Operations Research Letters

 

Comparative Economic Systems


  • GENERAL
SCHOOL Faculty of Social, Political and Economic Sciences
ACADEMIC UNIT Department of Economics
LEVEL OF STUDIES Undergraduate
COURSE CODE NK64A SEMESTER 6th
COURSE TITLE Comparative Economic Systems
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
if credits are awarded for separate components of the course, e.g. lectures, laboratory exercises, etc. If the credits are awarded for the whole of the course, give the weekly teaching hours and the total credits
WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS CREDITS
Lectures 4 6
 
 
Add rows if necessary. The organisation of teaching and the teaching methods used are described in detail at (d).
COURSE TYPE

general background,
special background, specialised general knowledge, skills development

Direction EA (General Background)
PREREQUISITE COURSES:

 

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION and EXAMINATIONS: Greek
IS THE COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) Course description available at e-class https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/KOM06174/

 

 

  • LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning outcomes
The course learning outcomes, specific knowledge, skills and competences of an appropriate level, which the students will acquire with the successful completion of the course are described.

Consult Appendix A

·     Description of the level of learning outcomes for each qualifications cycle, according to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area

·     Descriptors for Levels 6, 7 & 8 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and Appendix B

·     Guidelines for writing Learning Outcomes

 

After the course, students should demonstrate knowledge of the economic concepts needed to understand how economies work and perform and how government policies can affect economic performance. Also, be able to identify the most significant (historically – in a chronological order) economic events in the major economies of the world, and how these events and relevant government policies had an impact on their economic performance. Finally, they should have the ability to collect, analyze, compare and present information on the economic performance of the major economies of the world, but also to interpret and document the causes of major events, including crises.

 

General Competences
Taking into consideration the general competences that the degree-holder must acquire (as these appear in the Diploma Supplement and appear below), at which of the following does the course aim?
Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology

Adapting to new situations

Decision-making

Working independently

Team work

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project planning and management

Respect for difference and multiculturalism

Respect for the natural environment

Showing social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Criticism and self-criticism

Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

……

Others…

…….

 

·         Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology

·         Working independently

·         Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

 

  • SYLLABUS
 

The course aims to examine the basic economic systems of the world, both in theory and in practice. This approach focuses on understanding how economic systems work and how economic theory interacts with government policy, history (and to some extent culture) in order to explain economic performance. The presentation is in chronological order, explaining the main characteristics of each period, the exchange rate systems, the key financial figures, inflation, the trend in interest rates and unemployment, potential crises that characterize it (causes, details and exit from them) and the transition from one period to the other. It also examines the economic choices describing it, the rules of international trade, the attitude of governments (potentially relative to interventionism) and the social and political dimensions next to the economic one.

 

  • TEACHING and LEARNING METHODS – EVALUATION
DELIVERY
Face-to-face, Distance learning, etc.
·         Class lectures

·         Notes, slides, etc posted on e-class

USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Use of ICT in teaching, laboratory education, communication with students
·         Support of the learning process via e-class

·         Use of internet

TEACHING METHODS

The manner and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, seminars, laboratory practice, fieldwork, study and analysis of bibliography, tutorials, placements, clinical practice, art workshop, interactive teaching, educational visits, project, essay writing, artistic creativity, etc.

 

The student’s study hours for each learning activity are given as well as the hours of non-directed study according to the principles of the ECTS

Activity Semester workload
Lectures 52
Study 104
Course total 156 (26 hours per Credit Unit)
STUDENT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Description of the evaluation procedure

 

Language of evaluation, methods of evaluation, summative or conclusive, multiple choice questionnaires, short-answer questions, open-ended questions, problem solving, written work, essay/report, oral examination, public presentation, laboratory work, clinical examination of patient, art interpretation, other

 

Specifically-defined evaluation criteria are given, and if and where they are accessible to students.

 

In class exam

·         Solution of exercises relevant to the quantitative part of the topics covered

·         Comparative assessment of the theoretical topics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • ATTACHED BIBLIOGRAPHY
 

·         Η πρόκληση του παγκόσµιου καπιταλισµού, Robert Gilpin

·         Αναπτυξιακή οικονομική, Βαΐτσος Κωστής (Επιμ.), Μπαρτζώκας Αντώνης (Επιμ.)

 

 

Business Strategy


The sum of the teaching material can be found on the following page on E-class: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/KOM06215/.

Course description

The subject of this course is mainly how firms, as socio-economic organizations, articulate their strategy. One of the most critical missions in elaborating business strategy is constructing, implementing, and auditing an integrated business plan.

After introducing the concepts of internal and external environment analysis, the course aims to cultivate the ability of students to identify the comparatively strong and weak points of the business and the corresponding opportunities and threats (SWOT analysis), which is a prerequisite for the firm to carry out a comprehensive business plan. Specifically, the “Stra.Tech.Man approach” is examined and utilized, which concerns the study of the synthesis of the three dimensions of strategy, technology, and management of different firms (socio-economic organizations).

Learning outcomes

This course’s attendance will give students the necessary abilities to:

  • Understand the development of strategic thinking over time and study complementary and conflicting schools of thought in today’s strategic management.
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the different analytical tools used in articulating the business strategy.
  • To comprehensively examine the roles of creativity, imagination, and rationality in the development of strategic thinking.
  • To design, implement, and audit integrated strategies for each organization and effectively address evolving specific strategic issues related to diverse socio-economic environments.

General skills

  • To understand emerging challenges and make effective decisions from a strategic perspective.
  • To analyze the internal and external organizational environment systematically.
  • Complete SWOT analysis ability.
  • To develop an evolving strategy articulation approach.
  • To select and combine innovative strategies and tactical actions within different firms.

Course contents

  1. Economy and business
  2. The concept of business strategy
  3. The external business environment
  4. The internal business environment
  5. The dynamic triangle of strategy, technology, and management (Stra.Tech.Man) and the firm’s physiology
  6. SWOT analysis and strategy selection
  7. Implementation of strategy
  8. Strategy at business and group level
  9. Strategy development methods and international strategy
  10. Evaluation of strategic results
  11. Dynamics of globalization and strategy for today’s firms
  12. Practical business strategy and the business plan
  13. Revisiting the course’s content and recapitulation

Bibliography

Required textbooks (In Greek)

  • Στρατηγική μικρομεσαίων επιχειρήσεων, σε συνθήκες κρίσης
    Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 59368051
    Έκδοση: 1η έκδ./2017
    Συγγραφείς: Βλάδος Χάρης
    ISBN: 978-960-586-160-5
    Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα
    Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ ΑΕ
  • Σχεδιασμός και Υλοποίηση Στρατηγικής των Επιχειρήσεων
    Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 59396604
    Έκδοση: 2η Ελληνική-20η Αμερικανική/2016
    Συγγραφείς: A.Thompson Jr, Margaret A. Peteraf, John E. Gamble, Dr. A. J. (Lonnie) Strickland
    ISBN: 978-618-81298-0-1
    Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα
    Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): UTOPIA ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Μ. ΕΠΕ.

Recommended textbooks and scientific articles

Business Law III


  • GENERAL
SCHOOL Faculty of Social, Political and Economic Sciences
ACADEMIC UNIT Department of Economics
LEVEL OF STUDIES Undergraduate
COURSE CODE NE 65 SEMESTER 6TH
COURSE TITLE BUSINESS LAW III
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES
if credits are awarded for separate components of the course, e.g. lectures, laboratory exercises, etc. If the credits are awarded for the whole of the course, give the weekly teaching hours and the total credits
WEEKLY TEACHING HOURS CREDITS
Lectures 4 6
 
 
Add rows if necessary. The organisation of teaching and the teaching methods used are described in detail at (d).
COURSE TYPE

general background,
special background, specialised general knowledge, skills development

GENERAL BACKGROUND
PREREQUISITE COURSES:

 

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION and EXAMINATIONS: GREEK
IS THE COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS YES (IN ENGLISH)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OKA102/

 

 

  • LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning outcomes
The course learning outcomes, specific knowledge, skills and competences of an appropriate level, which the students will acquire with the successful completion of the course are described.

Consult Appendix A

·     Description of the level of learning outcomes for each qualifications cycle, according to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area

·     Descriptors for Levels 6, 7 & 8 of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning and Appendix B

·     Guidelines for writing Learning Outcomes

 

The course aims to introduce students to a specific part of commercial law, studying bank law and security paper law.

 

Ability to clarify main characteristics and differentiations regarding various types of securities. Ability to have access on legislature materials and understanding of methods applied. Ability of composing and analysing.

 

 

 

General Competences
Taking into consideration the general competences that the degree-holder must acquire (as these appear in the Diploma Supplement and appear below), at which of the following does the course aim?
Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology

Adapting to new situations

Decision-making

Working independently

Team work

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project planning and management

Respect for difference and multiculturalism

Respect for the natural environment

Showing social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Criticism and self-criticism

Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

……

Others…

…….

 

Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology

 

Decision-making

 

Production of free, creative and inductive thinking

 

 

  • SYLLABUS
 

The courses are dedicated to the study of various types of securities in Greek trade law, as well as specific contracts in the domain of bank law (letter of credit, credit cards e.t.c.)

 

 

  • TEACHING and LEARNING METHODS – EVALUATION
DELIVERY
Face-to-face, Distance learning, etc.
Class lectures
USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Use of ICT in teaching, laboratory education, communication with students
Support of the learning process via e-class

 

TEACHING METHODS

The manner and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, seminars, laboratory practice, fieldwork, study and analysis of bibliography, tutorials, placements, clinical practice, art workshop, interactive teaching, educational visits, project, essay writing, artistic creativity, etc.

 

The student’s study hours for each learning activity are given as well as the hours of non-directed study according to the principles of the ECTS

Activity Semester workload
Lectures 30
Case study 30
Individual study 80
 
 
 
Course total 140
STUDENT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Description of the evaluation procedure

 

Language of evaluation, methods of evaluation, summative or conclusive, multiple choice questionnaires, short-answer questions, open-ended questions, problem solving, written work, essay/report, oral examination, public presentation, laboratory work, clinical examination of patient, art interpretation, other

 

Specifically-defined evaluation criteria are given, and if and where they are accessible to students.

 

Evaluation language:   greek

Evaluation method: written test consisting of a case study based on cases elected by the professor and delivered to the students during the semester

 

 

 

 

 

  • ATTACHED BIBLIOGRAPHY
– Suggested bibliography:

– Related academic journals:

 

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