Theses

If you are interested in macroeconomics and you want to write a thesis about a macroeconomic topic, please feel free to apply. This page will give you all the information about the application process for a thesis at the Chair of Macroeconomics. Some useful information about writing your thesis can be found on this page.



Bachelor Thesis:                                  

                                                                                                                  

If you want to write your bachelor thesis at the Chair of Macroeconomics, you need to have passed the following courses with a very good grade:

                                                                                                                                                                               

  • Macroeconomic Principles I (Grundlagen der Makroökonomie) 
  • Macroeconomic Principles II (Makroökonomie)

                                                                                                                                                                                 If you meet those requirements, please send your application via email to ls-trabandt@wiwiss.fu-berlin.de. Please make sure that you attach the following:

                                                                                                                                                                               

  • Your name and your student ID number
  • The most recent version of your transcript of records
  • The prefered start date to write the thesis
  • Your subject of study and your area of specialization
  • A short explanation why you chose your subject of study (on about ¼ page)
  • Please propose 2 potential thesis topics. Describe on 1 DIN A4 page for each of the topics:
  • 1. What are the key research questions?
  • 2. Why are these interesting questions and non-trivial to answer?
  • 3. What data will be considered and what is the empirical motivation?
  • 4. What  methods or/and model(s) will be used?
  • If you have already written a term paper during your Bachelor, please include it in your application package.

                                                                                                                                                                                You will be notified shortly after we have received your application.



Master Thesis:                   

                                                                                                                                                        

If you want to write your master thesis at the Chair of Macroeconomics, you need to have passed the following courses with a very good grade*:

                                                                                                                                                                               

  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Recent Research in Macroeconomics (Aktuelle Forschungsfragen der Makroökonomie)

                                                                                                                                                                                 If you meet those requirements, please send your application via email to ls-trabandt@wiwiss.fu-berlin.de. Please make sure that you attach the following:

                                                                                                                                                                               

  • Your name and your student ID number
  • The most recent version of your transcript of records
  • The prefered start date to write the thesis
  • Your subject of study and your area of specialization
  • A short explanation why you chose your subject of study (about ¼ page)
  • All the scientific work that you have already written during your studies (term papers, bachelor thesis, etc.)
  • A short synopsis describing
  • Topics in your courses that you found particularly exciting
  • Remarks about the topic you want to deal with in your master thesis
  • Please propose 2 potential thesis topics. Describe on 1 DIN A4 page for each of the topics:

  • 1. What are the key research questions?
  • 2. Why are these interesting questions and non-trivial to answer?
  • 3. What data will be considered and what is the empirical motivation?
  • 4. What  methods or/and model(s) will be used?

                                                                                                                                                                                You will be notified shortly after we have received your application.

*Exceptions will be considered in a case by case basis.