This course is considered to be a highlight of the Summer School in Law, Business & Economic Policy, in particular, and of the MSc in Business and Economics, in general.
The target is to give master students an opportunity to write an own paper in English (that may be considered to be a first step towards the master’s thesis), to present the conclusions to an international audience of researchers at Georgetown University or New York University and discuss the results.
The seminar allows to establish contacts with professors and students at Georgetown University and New York University and is also embedded in a program that includes visits to and discussions with high-level representatives of well-known institutions in Washington DC (e.g. IMF, Worldbank, Peterson Institute, Cato Institute, Department of Justice, Swiss Embassy) and in New York (e.g. Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the United Nations).
There is an award to be given for the best performance in the seminar.