Information for Bachelor- and Master Students

Office Hours: Please make an appointment by contacting Mrs. Jann-Grahovac.

1) Interested in going for an economics PhD? Resources on how to apply (and whether you should):

a. Susan Athey (Harvard): Advice for Applying to Grad School in Economics

b. Elgin/Solis-Garcia (Former grad students at Minnesota): So, you want to go to grad school in Economics? A practical guide of the first years (for outsiders) from insiders

c. Miles Kimball (University of Michigan)/Noah Smith (Stony Brook): The complete guide to getting into an economics PhD program

2) Bachelor Thesis

a. think about a topic or an area you want to write about.

b. talk to me about a topic (make an appointment by contacting Mrs. Jann-Grahovac).

c. contact Mrs. Jann-Grahovac to sign the official form.

d. specifications: 30 pages text (exclusive bibliography and appendix), 1.5 spaced, appropriate margins, preferably in English and preferably using LaTex.

More information in German here.

e. Library Resources: For writing a Bachelor Thesis, some knowledge of literature search etc. might be useful.

The library team offers introductory courses. Information about Courses, Tutorials & More can be found here (courses are generally taught in German, one course is also offered in English). You can register for the courses via the Studierendenportal.

For more information, please contact the Economics library team.

f. Moreover, the new academic writing consultancy for all students of the Bachelor of Science program in Economics offers help regarding all questions in the academic writing and research process. The following Guidelines for Bachelor theses might also help you. For additional information contact Mrs. Lydia Prexl

e. If you would like to do Data Analysis please have a look at the slides on Panel Data Analysis Fixed and Random Effects using Stata

Previous Bachelor Theses:

HIV and Education: Empirical Evidence from Zimbabwe, Katarina Kuske, July 2016

The Economic Costs of Domestic Violence: a Calculation for Germany, Anita Ammon, January 2015

Long-Term Economic Impacts of the Holy Ninth Month in Islam - The Effects of In-utero Exposure to Ramadan on Adult Income, Simon Mosler, October 2014

What determines the Gender Wage Gap? A Comparison between Germany and the United States, Robert Genthner, April 2014

Domestic Violence as a Side Effect of Ressions? A Theoretical Perspective, Inken Twe, 2014

The Relationship between Diseases and Development: Malaria as an Example, Jennifer Rogg, September 2013

Analyzing the Gender Wage Gap in Germany, Fethullah Ertugrul, September 2012

Explaining Fertility Differences Across OECD Countries, Annegret Hoch, September 2012

The Effects of Trade Liberalization on Growth, Poverty, and Inequality: Theory and Evidence, Lisa Schneider, July 2012

A Comparison of the Current Sovereign Debt Crisis in Greece with the Argentine Debt Crisis of 2001, Salwan Saif, July 2012

Investment in Infrastructure - A Way out of Poverty? Pascal Dominik Schell, June 2012

Determinants of Female Migration, Sophie Mathes, June 2012

Missing Women: Evidence from Bangladesh, Anna Lena Busse, December 2011 (Diplomarbeit)

Culture and Economics, Benedikt Dengler, September 2011

The Cultural Determinants of Fertility and Female Labor Force Participation, with Emphasis on Empirical Findings, Jan Tatzel, August 2011

What caused the Fertility Decline during the 19th Century? David Lindequist, July 2011

Ehe und nichteheliches Zusammenleben in Europa, Mirjam Unger, June 2011

Dimensions of Inequality -- A comparison Between Latin American and OECD Countries, Sven Witthoeft, June 2011

Fertility Differences Across OECD Countries and Policy Implications, Michael Eingartner, Spring 2011