Econometrics, Statistics and Empirical Economics

S510/S520 Topics in International Economics and Finance

This seminar is jointly offered by the chairs of Prof. Dr. Martin Biewen (Statistics, Econometrics, and Quantitative Methods) and Prof. Dr. Joachim Grammig (Econometrics, Statistics, and Empirical Economics).


Prof. Dr. Martin Biewen

Prof. Dr. Joachim Grammig

PD Dr. Thomas Dimpfl

M.Sc. Johannes Bleher

M.Sc. Matthias Seckler

M.Sc. Jantje Sönksen

M.Sc. Madalina Tapalaga


At least one successfully completed master course in the field of econometrics

Credit Points9

1. Term paper

2. Paper presentation

3. Discussion of another paper

Preliminary meetingTuesday, 18.4.2017, 5:00pm, room E05, Mohlstr. 36


18.04.2017Preliminary meeting, registration5:00pm, E05 Mohlstr. 36
until 27.04.2017Discussion of the chosen topic with supervisor
28.04.2017Start of seminar thesis
07.07.2017Deadline for submitting seminar thesis 12:00


Presentation of final thesisÜR 101, Hegelbau, Wilhelmstr. 36

Preliminary meeting

Time and place for the preliminary meeting will be announced on this page. Participants are asked to have a rough idea regarding a possible topic of their seminar thesis when attending the preliminary meeting.

Seminar outline

The seminar will be held jointly by the chair of Prof. Biewen and Prof. Grammig. Topics of the seminar will include:

Each participant will be assigned a specific topic. We expect all participants to prepare a professional presentation and a term-paper on his/her topic, which may include a small empirical application using data such as German Socio-Economic Panel Study or a data set from the field of finance.

Formal guidelines