- Presentation of your preliminary results approx. 6-8 weeks before submission
- Thesis defense
You can register for your thesis at the Chair of Empirical Economics only during the following time periods:
If you are interested in writing your thesis at the Chair of Empirical Economics, please write an email to Nicole Pohle approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the registration period. In your email, please state which courses offered by the chair you were enrolled in (including final grades), which research topics you are interested in and whether you plan on writing a thesis with a theoretical or empirical focus. A list of general topics and some examples of already submitted theses to the Chair can be found at the bottom of this page. A staff member of the chair will get in touch with you shortly after your email to make an appointment. At this meeting, you will discuss your interests and ideas as well as the currently open topics at the Chair and formulate a working title for your thesis. After the talk but before official registration at the examination office during registration period, you should have a closer look at the relevant literature and submit and discuss an outline of your thesis with your supervisor.
In addition to officially registering at the examination office, you are also required to participate in the MA: Research Colloquium parallel to working on your thesis. Please pay attention to the registration deadline for PULS.
Participation in the courses
- MA: Advanced Microeconometrics,
- MA: Public Policy Evaluation, and
- MA: Research Seminar - Applied Econometrics
is strongly recommended.
Based on academic studies from the literature, you will autonomously examine a research question from a variety of different economic fields (e.g. Labor, Public Policy or Entrepreneurship).
- Treatment Effects: Theory, Methods, and Practical Applications
- Personality, Preferences, and Economic Outcomes
- Labor Economics
For a recent list of topics please contact Nicole Pohle.
Examples of Submitted Theses
- Crowdfunding: Financial Constraints and the Effect of Crowdfunding on Entrepreneurship (literature review)
- The Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship and its Validity for German Regions (empirical)
- Individual Determinants of Volunteer Work – An Empirical Analysis of the Relationship between Volunteering Behavior and Personality Traits (empirical)
- The Estimation of Treatment Effects with Matching Estimators and the Mean Standardized Bias (empirical)