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Master Thesis

                                                         Copyright: Frank Homann / Universität Bonn

General Information

Please note the currently valid special Covid-19 regulations with regard to theses (Examination Office News dated August 31, 2020) that apply in the summer semester 2020, winter semester 2020/21 and summer semester 2021. Please inform yourself about any changes on a daily basis.

  • Students need to register the Master thesis in person at the Examination Office.
  • For the registration you need to bring
    1. your student ID
    2. the completed registration form
      Please note that we changed the registration form for the Master thesis. In order to register your thesis your need your supervisor's signature. Without your supervisor's signature you cannot register your thesis. So please submit your filled out registriation form first to your supervisor (e.g. during the final agreement on the topic/title) and only then to the Examination Office (Prüfungsamt).
  • 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 him/her to get in touch with the Economics Examination Office to inform it about the new title.
  • 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 - at the most 1 week after your supervisor has signed the registration form - during the office hours at the Examination Office once you and your supervisor have agreed on a topic.
  • 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.
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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 Project 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 Project 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 in person at 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 1, 2021)





Auster, Sarah, Prof. Dr.

Information Economics, Contract Theory, Decision Theory


Bayer, Christian, Prof. Dr.

Macroeconomics, Applied Econometrics, Labour Economics, Investment Dynamics


Böhm, Michael, JProf. Ph.D.

The Allocation of Talent and Skills, Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics


Brendler, Pavel, JProf., Ph.D.

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


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


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


Eisenhauer, Philipp, Prof. Dr.

Dynamic Economic Modelling, Model Uncertainty


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


Götte, Lorenz, Prof. Dr.

Applied Microeconometrics, Behavioral Economics, Environmental Economics, Experimental Economics, Field Experiments


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)

on request only

Hintermaier, Thomas, Prof. Dr.

Macroeconomics and financial economics


Hoppe-Fischer, Eva, Prof. Dr.

Contract Theory, Experimental Economics


Iliewa, Zwetelina, JProf. Dr.

Behavioral Finance


Imhof, Lorens, Prof. Dr.

Stochastische Modelle mit Anwendungen in der Spieltheorie


Janys, Lena, JProf. Dr.

My research interests include duration analysis, bandwidth selection in non-and semiparametric hazard models and applied microeconometrics, primarily within health economics.


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


Laudenbach, Christine, Prof. Dr.

Household Finance and Individual Investor Behavior


Lauermann, Stephan, Prof. Dr.

Mikroökonomische Theorie und Suchtheorie


Liebl, Dominik, Prof. Dr.

Applied Statistics, Nonparametric and Semiparametric Statistics, Functional Data Analysis


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.


Rosar, Frank, Dr.

Institut für Mikroökonomik


Saidi, Farzad, Prof. Dr.

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


Sandmann, Klaus, Prof. Dr.

Institut für Finanzmarktökonomie und Statistik


Scheffel, Martin, Prof. Dr.

Macroeconomics and Public Economics


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


Stewen, Iryna, Prof. Dr.

International Macroeconomics and Finance: international/intranational risk sharing, economics of European integration, macroeconomic aspects of banking regulation, home bias


Szalay, Dezsö, Prof. Dr.

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


Tatur, Tymon, Prof. Ph.D.

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von Wangenheim, Jonas, JProf.



Wu, Lingwei, JProf. Ph.D.


My major fields include Development Economics, Economic History and Applied Microeconomics, with a focus on social norms, gender, preferences formation and conflicts.


Zeng, Jing, Prof. Dr.

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


Zhang, Donghai, JProf. Ph.D.


Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, Time Series Econometrics and Financial Economics


Zimmermann, Florian, Prof., PhD 

Behavioral, experimental and labor economics

on request only


 *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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