This page will be updated before the spring semester 2018 starts.
All events are open to the public. Participants are expected to have read the papers presented in advance.
1. Receiving Credits
a) General rules
In order to receive ECTS credits, students must
- attend a minimum number of lectures/workshops (see below),
- write a graded comment on one of the posted papers in advance of the lecture/workshop (model comments are available for the master (PDF, 71 KB) and the PhD (PDF, 140 KB) level; see below), and
- participate actively in the course.
b) Specific requirements
- ETH Zurich and University of Zurich students must attend 10 out of 13 lectures/workshops. They must write one comment on one paper. The comment must be 2 pages minimum. Comments must be written in English. ETH Zurich students receive 2 ECTS, University of Zurich receive 3 ECTS.
- University of St. Gallen students should attend 10 out of 13 lectures/workshops. Two comments on papers of different guests must be written. The comments must be 5 to 6 pages long each. Comments must be written in English. University of St. Gallen students receive 4 ECTS.
- University of Lucerne students must attend 10 out of 13 lectures/workshops. One comment on one paper must be written. The comment must be 8-10 pages long. University of Lucerne students will receive 5 ECTS credits if the comment is written in German and 6 ECTS credits if the comment is written in English.
- University of Basel students must attend 10 out of 13 lectures/workshops. One comment on one paper must be written. The comment must be 3 pages long minimum. Comments can be written in English or German. University of Basel students will receive 3 ECTS.
2. How to register
a) Regular ETH students
Please register online at http://www.mystudies.ethz.ch/. The ETH course number is 851-0732-01L.
b) University of Zurich students
We will select Bachelor students who are motivated and interested in taking this course. If you would like to attend this course, please send a short email describing why you are interested in attending (2 paragraphs) with your CV and transcript to Prof. Stefan Bechtold () by Monday, February 6, 2017. We will announce students participating in the course for credit by Friday, February 17, 2017. In addition, you will then also have to register using the regular UZH registration system.
c) University of St. Gallen and University of Lucerne students
Please register using the regular bidding procedure.
d) University of Basel students
Please register with Alois Stutzer ().
Attendance will be determined on the basis of attendance lists.
Comments should relate to one of the background papers posted for a lecture or to a paper to be discussed during a workshop. The idea is not to summarize the paper, but to either shortly comment on one of the issues it deals with or, to the extent it is a working paper, provide constructive criticism about points that deserve further analysis. Comments will not be discussed as such during lectures or workshops. However, students will have ample opportunity to participate in the discussions following each presentation. Comments should be sent for acceptance to
- ETH Zurich students: Prof. Stefan Bechtold ()
- University of Zurich students: Prof. Gerard Hertig ()
- University of Lucerne students: Prof. Klaus Mathis ()
- University of St. Gallen students: Prof. Anne van Aaken ()
- University of Basel students: Prof. Alois Stutzer ()
not later than the day before the relevant lecture or workshop takes place.
5. Further Information
For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Stefan Bechtold (), Prof. Gerard Hertig (), Prof. Klaus Mathis (), Prof. Anne van Aaken () or Prof. Alois Stutzer ().