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Graduation MSc 2014-16

Meet the Graduates of of our Master in Economics Program 2014-16 in our MSc Graduates News!

Here are some photos of the Graduation Ceremony on July 5, 2016 at IHS Vienna:

MSc Excellence Awards 2015

In 2015 the Excellence Awards for the best students of the MSc in Economics 2014-16 go to Maximilian Huber and Clemens Possnig. Congratulations!

 

 

The Welcome Reception of our Master in Economics Program 2015 – 2017 took place on September 14th, 2014 at TU Wien. 

Here are some photos of the event:

Graduation MSc 2013-15

Meet the Graduates of of our Master in Economics Program 2013-15 in our MSc Graduates News!

Here are some photos of the Graduation Ceremony on July 8, 2015 at IHS Vienna:

Johannes Horner and Stefania Albanesi teaching at IHS

Johannes Horner from Yale Univeristy taught an elective course on Discounted (Repeated and Stochastic) Games; Stefania Albanesi from FED NY taught an elective course on Topics in Social Insurance to our MSc 2013-15 students in the academic year 2014/15. Here are some impressions:

MSc Excellence Awards by the Austrian Lotteries

On December 2, 2014, DI Friedrich Stickler from the Austrian Lotteries awarded the Excellence Awards to the best students of the MSc in Economics 2013-15: Bence Bardóczy and Leopold Zessner-Spitzenberg.

Here you can find more photos of the Excellene Award Ceremony!

DI Friedrich Stickler with the award winners Leopold Zessner-Spitzenberg and Bence Bardóczy

Stefan Hoderlein about our Master Program in Economics

What are the key aspects of your lecture and your method of teaching?
In fact I was teaching at the level of advanced PhD classes, only slightly less fast and formal. I gave an overview of tools used in modern microeconometrics, in particular nonparametrics, panel data econometrics and treatment effects. I always try to involve the students. Due to the school system students here in Europa are slightly more passive than in the US, but the students at IHS always had answers to my questions and they actively engaged in classroom discussions.

Whenever I asked questions, interesting discussions arose. In my course I offered them quite a lot of loose ends. It is up to the students, to follow them up and develop their own research questions. I dedicated the last session of the course to in class presentations about potential research projects.

What do you think is special about the IHS master´s program?
Most strikingly at IHS I met a small cohort with highly motivated students at a high level of knowledge. Besides this the setup here is very nice and the location in the center of Vienna is very appealing. So in all the IHS provides optimal study conditions - an ideal basis for maximum learning effectiveness.

How would you describe the typical student?
The participants in my course were very motivated, at a high academic level. They seem to be very well prepared and could easily follow a PhD program abroad. Students with a Master like this one could probably enter the 2nd year of a PhD program.

What distinguishes the postgraduate studies at IHS from other programs?
I was also teaching a course at LMU, which has one of the five best German economics departments. In direct comparison to the students there, the students at IHS are more motivated and better prepared. IHS students would also succeed at LSE and the best students will be well prepared to follow one of the top PhD programs in the US.

Welcome Reception MSc Economics 2014-2016

The Welcome Reception of our Master in Economics Program 2014 – 2016 took place on September 18th, 2014 at TU. 

Here are some photos of the event:

Graduation Ceremony MSc 2012 - 2014

The Graduation Ceremony of our Master in Economics Program 2012 – 2014 took place on July 9th, 2014 at IHS. 

Here are some photos of the event:

Larry Blume talks about our Master Program in Economics

Larry Blume

After Larry Blume from Cornell University has taught his Applied General Equilibrium Theory course which is part of our MSc in Economics, I had the chance to talk to him about his teaching experience at IHS.

What do you think is special about the master´s program?
The students at IHS are extremely good. IHS has a great student culture which promotes learning. Compared to other master´s programs, students are very well prepared for top PhD programs. The program focuses on the foundations, which gives them an advantage to students and graduates of other programs.

How would you describe the typical student?
The students are very committed and have a great work ethic. Although the program is not easy, the students rise up to it.
The key part of the program is the master´s thesis. One of the hardest steps is the transition from coursework to research; by writing the master’s thesis and the support the students get from the faculty, they are on a good path towards being excellent researchers.

How is the contact with the students? And what are the differences to students of regular study programs?
At IHS students are considered as almost colleagues, like junior-junior faculty members, therefore the interaction between students and faculty is unique.

What are the key aspects of your lecture?
I have the advantage of teaching general equilibrium to students who have already been well-prepared in a first class taught by Professor Dierker.   I explore applications of general equilibrium ideas and interpretations of the models.  Because the standard ground has been covered, I can cover less-standard material that increases the students’ range and depth, such as linear economic models, von Neumann's expanding economy model and turnpike theorems.

Meet our new students: The cohort of 2013-2015.

Sept. 19th, 2013

Today the Welcome Reception took place at the Vienna University of Technology.

Adalbert Prechtl, the Vice Rector of the TU, opened the Welcome Reception, followed by a speech from Christian Keuschnigg, IHS Director. Manfred Deistler, the Academic Director of the MSc program, gave insights to the program and Leopold Sögner, Director of Graduate Studies, introduced the new students.

Students MSc 2013
From left: Friedrich Stickler, Peter Horváth, Manuel Bachmann, Christian Keuschnigg, Leopold Zessner, Fabian Greimel, Amir Kazempour, Bence Bardocy, Adalbert Prechtl, György Kosics, Claudia Ciuciu, Georg Rubicko, Aurelie de Gournay.

Excellence Awards by the Austrian Lotteries

DI Friedrich Stickler from the Austrian Lotteries awarded the Excellence Awards to the best students of the second year: Franz Ostrizek and László Tétényi.