• Information

    At our chairs, we are pleased to supervise your bachelor and master thesis as well as project studies.

    Topic assignment

    We always discuss the search for topics with you individually. We welcome your personal suggestions on specific topics for the thesis. We support you in the further development of initial ideas on an exciting research topic. However, you can also apply for advertised thesis topics. Here you can also find examples of theses that have already been completed.


    The final theses are supervised by Prof. Trede, Prof. Wilfling and the academic staff. If you would like to write your thesis with us, please contact us via the information card. For further questions, please contact Susanne Deckwitz or Andrea Rüschenschmidt.


    Our notes on the procedure refer to the bachelor and master thesis as well as the project studies. The empirical results of your project studies can serve as the basis for your master thesis.
    Ideally, you should contact us first before registering your thesis with the examination office. 

    In a first meeting, possible topics for the paper are discussed, then put in concrete terms and a supervisor is furthermore found. From now on, the scope, goals and further details of the paper are agreed upon. Registration with the examination office takes place and the binding start date is determined. This is then also the starting point for your thesis in close coordination with your supervisor. You are not bound to any formal requirements regarding the paper, but we will be happy to provide you with templates.

  • List of completed theses


    • „Robust Fitting of INGARCH Processes – A Generalized Method of Moments Approach“ - 10/2021
    • „Non- parametric Machine Learning regression under misspecification“ - 09/2021
    • „The impact of the coronavirus pandemie on the labor supply of women and men in Switzerland“ - 06/2021
    • „Prediction of discrubtion ticket volumes based on a time series analysis using the eTTs reporting system of Deutsche Telekom AG as an example“ - 05/2021
    • „Anticompetitive effects of common ownership – a replication based on the airline market in the USA“ - 06/2020
    • „Application of the Kalman filter within the framework of the stochastic volatility model“ - 08/2020
    • „Lasso regression in violation of standard assumptions“ - 09/2019
    • „Validation of value-at-risk models in commercial banks“ - 08/2019
    • „Identification of structural factors influencing the quality of German hospitals using the Lasso method“ - 02/2019
    • Microeconometric estimation of the demand for financial assets using quantile regression“ - 07/2018
      (Note: For data protection reasons, the first and last pages do not correspond to the original formatting.)



    • „A Critical Review of Markov-Switching Dynamic Factor Models for Turning Point Identification“ - 07/2021
    • „Bayesian Latent Cluster Detection in the International Arms Trade Network“ - 07/2021
    • „The Twin Deficits Hypothesis and Private Dept – A Bayesian VAR Approach“ - 07/2021
    • „Geographically directed quantile regression in the application context of perceived quality of care in German hospitals“ - 02/2021
    • The effect of wind turbines on the house prices in Germany – evidence from a machine learning based estimation approach“ - 11/2020
      (Note: For data protection reasons, the first and last pages do not correspond to the original formatting.)
    • Algorithmic Pricing and Tacit Collusion: Cooperation in Multi-Agent Deep Reinforcement Learning“ - 10/2020
      (Note: For data protection reasons, the first and last pages do not correspond to the original formatting.)

    • „The new low interest rate normal – impact and consequences for the European insurance market and the risk behaviour“ - 08/2020

    • „Environmental pollution and economic growth: reassessing the empirical results of environmental Kuznets Curve Studies for OECD countries using consumption-based and production-based CO2 data“ - 06/2020

    • „Volatility forecasting using GARCH models in combination with Artificial Neural Networks“ - 04/2020

    • „Empirical study of economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa“ - 01/2020

  • Announced theses

    Prof. Dr. Mark Trede  

    Areas for bachelor thesis:

    1.  Inheritance and consumption

    2.  Descriptive analysis of the reaction of rich taxpayers to tax changes

    3.  Income distribution in Germany considering housing costs

    4.  Development of housing costs

    5.  Time zones and stock exchanges

    6.  LASSO

    7.  Tuition fees and wage distribution

    8.  Are subjectively expected income fluctuations autoregressive?

    9. Duration of work and wage level

    Areas for master thesis:

           1.  Structural microsimulations

           2.  Return modelling

           3.  Misspecified state space models

           4.  Forecast models for commodity prices

           5.  Education and economic shocks

           6.  Multivariate density forecast

           7.  Income mobility

    You can find more detailed information on each topic here.

    Prof. Dr. Bernd Wilfling 

    Area for bachelor and master thesis:

                Financial Econometrics

    Dr. Andrea Beccarini​

    Master theses:

    1.  Economics and pandemic: a broad overview of the related microeconomic, macroeconomic, financial and policy aspects
    2.  Economics and pandemic: from the Microeconomic analysis to the economic policy solutions
    3.  Economics and pandemic: from dynamic aspects to the economic policy solutions
    4.  Quantifying and internalizing the externalities due to the pandemic
    5.  Designing a better welfare state
    6.  The volatility in financial markets during the pandemic
    7.  Investment, uncertainty and the pandemic
    8.  Investing in startups: risks and opportunities due to the pandemic
    9.  The uneven effects of the pandemic on economic and/or financial sectors
    10.  Labor market restructuring due to the pandemic
    11.  Which labor market reforms for the era after the pandemic?
    12.  The ECB monetary policy in times of the pandemic
    13.  Then nonconventional ECB monetary policy
    14.  The Next generation EU plan and the pandemic
    15.  The German fiscal policy during the pandemic
    16.  Redesigning the Stability and Growth Path
    17.  Toward a fiscal European Union 

    Gaygysyz Guljanov, M.Sc.

    Area for bachelor and master thesis:

                Estimation of DSGE models 

    Stella Martin, M.Sc.

    Areas for bachelor and master thesis:

    1.  Applied Microeconometrics

    2.  Labour Economics

    3.  Treatment Evaluation

    Verena Monschang, M.Sc.

    Area for bachelor and master thesis:

                Financial Econometrics

    Friederike Schmal, M.Sc.

    Areas for bachelor and master thesis:

    1.  Labour market, local labour markets
    2.  Optimisation algorithms
    3.  Employment biographies
    4.  (Income-) inequality

    Björn Schulte-Tillmann, M.Sc.

    Area for bachelor and master thesis:

                Financial Econometrics

    Dr. Mawuli Segnon

    Areas for bachelor and master thesis:   

    1.  Forecasting Financial Market Volatility
    2.  Risk Management
    3.  High-Frequency Financial Market Data
    4.  Quantitative Macroeconomics
    5.  Quantitative Energy Economics
    6.  Machine Learning

    Kevin Stabenow, M.Sc. 

    Areas for bachelor and master thesis:

    1.  Gender-specific labour market decisions
    2.  Inequality of income
    3.  Inequality of assets

    Manuel Stapper, M.Sc.  

    Areas for bachelor and master thesis:

    1. Count Data in Econometrics
    2. Disease Spread
    3. Machine Learning Methods