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Master Thesis

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General Information

  • The completed registration form must be filled out by the student and sent to the supervisor by e-mail, cc'ing the Examination Office.  
  • The supervisor then informs the student and the Examination Office that they agree with the registration (topic etc.) e.g. by e-mail.
  • After this e-mail, the student has one week to sign (in the original, no scan, digital signature or copy) and send the printed form to the Examination Office by post (or drop it in our mailbox at the Juridicum). 
  • The date of the postmark is decisive for meeting the deadline and registering the thesis
  • When registering, you need to specify the exact topic of your Master thesis. You may change your title later, but only with the consent of your supervisor. If you need to change your title, please contact your supervisor and ask them by mail cc'ing the Economics Examination Office so that they can give their consent to the title change, and so that we can implement it.
  • Starting with the day of the registration, you have four months to finish your Master thesis.
  • Please note that you have to register your Master thesis immediately.
  • If you want to submit your Master thesis before the end of the semester, i.e. before 31 March or 30 September, you need to register your thesis no later than 30 November or 31 May respectively, if you plan on using the full four months of writing time for the thesis.
  • Please find the style guide for the Master thesis here: Master thesis style guide.
  • The submission of the thesis to the Examination Office must be signed in the original (no scan, digital signature or copy), bound and in triplicate. It is to be sent by post, whereby the postmark (not the date of receipt) is decisive as the date of submission. It can also be dropped into our mailbox at the Juridicum. The pdf file must be sent to the Examination Office on the same day by e-mail from your address. Please refrain from cc'ing your supervisors, as the examination procedure is handled exclusively by the Examination Office. Please also note that the special rule that theses submitted in person can still be submitted the following day until 11:00 a.m. after the deadline currently does not apply.
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Prerequisites for Registering the Master Thesis

  • You may register your Master thesis once your have acquired 30 credit points in Basic Modules, have passed one Advanced Module in the field of study in which you want to write the Master thesis, and have passed one Research Module.
  • On written request to the Economics Examination Committee and in reasoned exceptional cases only may the Master thesis be registered before having passed the Research Module. Please contact the Economics Examination Office for further information.


Allocation Process for Master Theses

 Please note: There is a difference between the allocation process and the registration of the Master thesis. Before registering the Master thesis, students need to find a supervisor and agree on a topic. The four month period you have for writing your thesis starts only once you have registered your thesis with the Examination Office (Prüfungsamt).

The Examination Office informs all supervisors at four specific dates a year about the number of theses allocated to each supervisor. The dates for the winter semester are 1 October and 1 December; for the summer semester they are 1 April and 1 June.

Students may contact a supervisor at any time. There is no longer a central allocation/application process at the Economics Examination Office.



Supervisors for Theses

The following supervisors are available for the supervision of theses
(allocation date April 1st, 2023)





Auster, Sarah, Prof. Dr.

Information Economics, Contract Theory, Decision Theory


Bayer, Christian, Prof. Dr.

Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Labour Economics, Investment Dynamics


Boneva, Teodora, Prof., Ph.D.

Education Economics, Labor Economics


Brandi, Clara, Prof. Dr.

International Economics, Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Political Economy, Transformation to sustainability, International trade, preferential trade agreements, WTO, trade and environment, Global Governance, focus international trade, climate, energy, sustainable development, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Green Economy, Sustainable Finance, Sustainable Development, 2030 Agenda, SDGs, Urbane Transformation, International Normative Theory


Brandl, Florian, Prof. Dr.

Decision Theory, Social Choice, Matching Theory


Brendler, Pavel, JProf., Ph.D.

My broad interests include macroeconomics, public finance and political economy.


Breunig, Christoph, Prof. Dr.



Budde, Jörg, Prof. Dr.

Managerial Accounting,  Performance Measurement,  Incentive Contracts


Dilmé, Francesc, Prof. Ph.D. 

Applied Microeconomic Theory with a particular emphasis in dynamic trade models with asymmetric information


Dogan, Gönül, Prof. PhD

Corporate Development and Business Ethics


Dohmen, Thomas, Prof. Dr.

Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, Life-Cycle formation of Cognitive & Non-cognitive Skills, Psychology of Incentives, Personnel and Organizational Economics


Falk, Armin, Prof. Dr. 

Behavioral Economics, Neuroeconomics, Experimental Economics, Labor Economics


Freyberger, Joachim Prof. Dr.



Gaudecker, von, Hans-Martin, Prof. Dr.

Modelling the life-cycle behaviour of households and informing public policy aiming to reduce inequality


Hagen, von, Jürgen, Prof. Dr.

Economic Policy and Policy Coordination in Open Economies, Monetary Theory and Policy, European Economic Integration, International Finance, Public Finance


Hakenes, Hendrik, Prof. Dr.

Banking and finance (Risk management, Banking regulation, Systemic risk, Contract theory), Industrial economics (Reputation, Market structure)

Only on request

Hintermaier, Thomas, Prof. Dr.

Macroeconomics and financial economics


Hoppe-Fischer, Eva, Prof. Dr.

Contract Theory, Experimental Economics


Iftikhar, Zainab, Prof. PhD.

International Migration, Family Economics, Development and Growth, Labour Economics


Iliewa, Zwetelina, JProf. Dr.

Behavioral Finance


Imhof, Lorens, Prof. Dr.

Stochastische Modelle mit Anwendungen in der Spieltheorie


Kneip, Alois, Prof. Dr.

Functional data analysis, Nonparametric and semiparametric statistics, Frontier analysis, Aggregation


Krähmer, Daniel, Prof. Dr.

Mikroökonomische Theorie, Verhaltenstheorie, Vertragstheorie


Kräkel, Matthias, Prof. Dr.

Personnel Economics, Organization Economics, Theory of the Firm


Kube, Sebastian, Prof. Dr. 

I am very interested in the importance of interdependent (other-regarding) preferences for economic behavior. In general, I am using field and laboratory experiments to explore corresponding research questions from the areas of personnel and labor economics, public economics, and law.


Kuester, Keith, Prof. Dr.

Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics


Kuhn, Moritz, Prof. Dr.

Macroeconomics and Labor Markets, Labor Economics, Business Cycle Fluctuations


Lauermann, Stephan, Prof. Dr.

Mikroökonomische Theorie und Suchtheorie


Liebl, Dominik, Prof. Dr.

Statistical Methodology, Nonparametric and Semiparametric Statistics, Functional Data Analysis; Panel Data Analysis


Mink, Julia, JProf. PhD

Environmental Economics, Empirical Health and Labor Economics, Inequality


Mitkov, Yuliyan, JProf.

Financial economics, banking and macroeconomics


Moldovanu, Benny, Prof. Dr.

Mechanism design, social choice, matching


Rady, Sven, Prof., Ph.D

My research is concerned with the dynamics of individual decisions under uncertainty and the resulting equilibrium processes. Applications range from financial and real estate markets to industrial organization and information economics (see contributions to Research Area I), with the latter being the main focus of my current work.


Saidi, Farzad, Prof. Dr.

Banking, financial intermediation, monetary-policy transmission through banks, financial stability


Sandmann, Klaus, Prof. Dr.

Institut für Finanzmarktökonomie und Statistik


Schiprowski, Amelie, JProf. Dr.

Applied Microeconomics, with a focus on Labor and Public Economics


Schnabel, Isabel Prof. Dr.

Banking (banking stability and regulation, “too big to fail,” systemic risk); International finance (financial crises, financial integration, capital flows); Applied econometrics; Economic history (financial crises and institutions); Financial law and economics


Schularick, Moritz, Prof. Dr.

My work focuses on credit cycles, the causes and effects of financial crises, as well as the history of financial globalization and the international monetary system.
Economic History, Empirical Macroeconomics, International Finance


Schwank, Hanna, JProf. PhD.

Labor Economics; Economic History; Gender Economics; Development Economics; Political Economy


Szalay, Dezsö, Prof. Dr.

Contract Theory, Economics of Information, Financial Contracting, Industrial Organization, Game Theory


Tatur, Tymon, Prof. Ph.D.

keine Angaben verfügbar


von Wangenheim, Jonas, JProf.



Zeng, Jing, Prof. Dr.

Corporate finance, financial intermediation, security design, asymmetric information and optimal contracting


Zhang, Mengxi, JProf., Ph.D.

Betreuung findet nur auf Englisch statt.

Applied Microeconomic Theory and Mechanism Design


Zimmermann, Florian, Prof, PhD 

Behavioral, experimental and labor economics

Only on request




  *The supervisor is available according to the infomation received by the Examination Office (Prüfungsamt) if there is no entry in this column.


 Please check for further information on the websites of the supersivors. For contact information see here.

Inspection of your Master Thesis Evaluations

Once you have received your final grade and your final document (diploma and certificate) you may hand in a written application (by e-mail) to the Economics Examination Office in order to inspect the first and second evaluation of your Master thesis (by 6 months after having received your final documents).

Notes on Data Collection and Processing

Information in German can be found here.

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