Ljubljana, Slovenia

Blockchain Economics

online course
when 5 July 2021 - 23 July 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 500

Blockchain is a new technology that has the potential to disrupt business processes in entire industries. From banking and supply chain management to a host of other industries, blockchain applications are making novel changes in how business is executed. Considering that potential, there is a lot of hype that follows. Hence, the main aim of the course is to help students grasp both the technological aspects of blockchain as well as its economic properties and implications. While the course has been specially designed for student of economics, due to the nature of topic it would also be interesting to students from other areas of study. Every economic and IT topic has been carefully broken down to its necessary fundamentals, explaining only the useful aspects through relatable analogies and metaphors. It assumes no knowledge of technology and even re-introduces economic concepts from a different perspective. Other aspects of the course include examining how specific features of blockchain solve existing problems and studying various use cases of blockchain to see how different industries are applying the technology.

Course leader

Martin MIhajlov, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Economics, North Macedonia/ Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

Target group

Bachelor students

Course aim

At the completion of this course the student will be able to:
• Identify the core components of blockchain technology.
• Understand the technological components of a blockchain.
• Understand the fundamentals of money/currency and its evolution from precryptocurrency to digital/cryptoassets.
• Understand the variations and differences of existing major blockchain platforms.
• Understand the limitations and outstanding issues of existing blockchain technology.
• Learn how many large corporations are already implementing blockchain technology.
• Learn how to think of innovative application models, leveraging the blockchain

Credits info

6 EC
Certificate of Attendance: awarded at the end of the summer school to all students who complete the 3-week programme.
Transcript of records (with credits and grades): awarded only to students who complete all course obligations and pass the final examination.

Fee info

EUR 500: What is included?

- tuition for online synchronous lectures and access to all course materials/software/platforms;
- non-refundable registration/administrative fee,
- Certificate of Attendance and Transcript of records;
- professional administrative support before, during and after the programme;
- some organized activities during the programme to foster the intercultural experience.