Orientation Guide

This guideline is supposed to assist you in preparing your bachelor or master thesis. With the objective of getting to know your academic interests and qualities, we are looking forward to receive the following information from you:

  • Short letter of motivation describing your main interest of study and a potential research question
  • Up-to-date academic record
  • Desired starting date
  • Written papers in the past, if available (term papers/bachelor thesis)
  • In case of an empirical project: State your prior experiences with empirical work and/or with statistical software and programming

Please note that you have to contact us about 3-4 weeks before your preferred starting date. The coordination with the relevant degree conferral dates is the responsibility of the student.

Please send this information to:

Labor Economics:
Andreas Haller

Macroeconomics:
Christian Kiedaisch (for master theses)
Tobias Renkin (for bachelor theses)

Potential Topics in Labor Economics

  • Empirical Labor Economics
  • Immigration
  • Job Search and Matching Theory
  • Take-up of Social Benefits
  • Applied Microeconometrics

Potential Topics in Macroeconomics

Topics for both bachelor and master theses:

  • Interactions between Economic Inequality and Growth/ Technology Diffusion/ the Environment
  • Differences in Consumer Prices and Preferences between Countries
  • Economic Inequality and the Structure of Consumption
  • Demand Effects, Price Setting, and the Business Cycle

Topics for master theses only:

  • Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation in the Global Economy
  • Social Comparisons in Macroeconomic Models