|Kod Erasmus / ISCED:||
|Nazwa przedmiotu:||Digital Economy|
|Jednostka:||Wydział Nauk Ekonomicznych|
Seminaria magisterskie dla II roku programów anglojęzycznych
|Punkty ECTS i inne:||
We are witnessing the 4th Industrial Revolution and the digital transformation of the economy. Digitalisation disrupts markets and the functioning of firms, leading to new goods and services. These processes are also influencing European integration and policy-making, shifting priorities towards the elimination of barriers in the digital economy across member states. This goal is aimed to be achieved by the introduction of the Digital Single Market Strategy.
I would like to invite you to prepare the diploma thesis related to the digital economy, and also join the research team in DELab UW (www.delab.uw.edu.pl).
Digital economy is a major challenge for contemporary economists. While digitalisation has an increasing role in the functioning of the economy, the economic literature on the subject is very narrow. Even the term ‘digital economy’ has not been precisely defined by economists. Furthermore, we do not know how to measure the size of the digital economy. It is known that the digital economy is different from the ICT sector, therefore measures on Internet access or the size of the ICT sector are inadequate. Conventional methods fail as the diffusion of ICT changes economic sectors, blurring the lines between digital and traditional economic activities.
The Internet is a vast collection of decentralised sources of information on the economic activity of companies, many of them generated by the digital footprint of firms. The aim of the course is to tackle the challenge lying ahead of economists by the implementation of novel research tools, including data science methods.
The course prepares candidates to prepare a successful diploma thesis. The syllabus is designed for cooperation through 3 semesters.
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|Efekty uczenia się:||
The student will gain the ability to carry out basic research independently
KW01, KW02, KW03, KU01, KU02, KU03, KK01, KK02, KK03
|Metody i kryteria oceniania:||
Students should effectively participate in the classes. The end result - that is, writing a thesis depends largely on student motivation. I assume that within the first semester students will develop a "feature article" and present its main thesis. In the second semester, students work on a database and carry out the estimates. The third semester focuse on working on the structure, students start writing. Semester fourth is the completion of the work of writing
Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2021/22" (zakończony)
Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2021/22" (zakończony)
Właścicielem praw autorskich jest Uniwersytet Warszawski, Wydział Nauk Ekonomicznych.