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Research Project

Have you already done enough internships during your studies? Then a research project is an Alternative.

The research project consists of you completing research with a professor of economics at the Freie Univesität. The study should be in the field of Public Finance or Political Economics.

The organization is mostly decentralized. You simply contact a professor you would like to work with. There are also posted research projects to choose from.

  • The contents of the research project must be in line with your studies. So you must handle a particular policy via an economic analysis.

  • It should be around 540 working hours. 13.5 weeks with a 40 hour work week.

In the ideal case, you could be published. Otherwise, your research project can be used to develop your Master’s Thesis. Please talk to your advisor early enough about this possibility.

You can do the research project with a professor of your choosing (Lehrstuhl unseres Fachbereiches Wirtschaftswissenschaft), who gives lectures regularly for the Master’s in Public Economics. Speak with the professor of your choosing, a Seminar is usually a good means to start from.

As soon as you finish your project, ask your advising professor to write an Email to Cordula Arlinghaus providing the time and content of your research project ( please include your Matrikelnummer and your Email in the Email). This information will then be forwarded to the Prüfungsbüro. 

There is no need to write a report on your research project.