Statistics, Econometrics and Quantitative Methods

S510/520 Master Seminar on Econometrics

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).

Please note that due to the Corona Pandemic, classroom events cannot take place until further notice.
Therefore, the seminar will take place mainly through online correspondence between you and your assigned supervisor. We will contact you after you have been assigned to a supervisor (see time line below). Specific questions regarding your project will then be clarified in one on one meetings with your assigned supervisor.

Students who want to join the seminar are required to upload a current transcript of records and fill out a survey regarding their topic preferences in Ilias until April 19, 23:55h.



Prof. Dr. Martin Biewen
Prof. Dr. Joachim Grammig
Prof. Dr. Thomas Dimpfl
Dr. Jantje Sönksen

Dalia Elshiaty

Johannes Bleher

Constantin Hanenberg

Miriam Sturm

Marian Rümmele

Profiles:   MSc Accounting and Finance
MSc Economics and Finance
MSc European Economics
MSc European Management
MSc General Management
MSc International Business
MSc International Economics
MSc Management and Economics
MSc Economics
Prerequisites:   At least one successfully completed master course offered by the chairs of Prof. Biewen and Prof. Grammig.
Language:   English
Deadline for application:  

19.04.2020 via Ilias.

Final call for registration and assignment to supervisor at the latest by 22.04.2020.

Deadline for Submission of Term Paper   07.07.2020, 23:59h
Presentation of Term Paper   14.07.2020, 8:30h. Given the current situation, there won't be a physical meeting for presenting your paper. Term papers will most likely be presented in an Online Meeting Room (subject to change)
Exam:   1) Term paper
2) Paper presentation
3) Discussion of another paper
Credits:   9 ECTS


Until 19.04.2020 Upload transcript of records and topic preferences on Ilias  
until 22.04.2020 Provision of further information and call for final registration. Assignment to supervisor. via email
Until 27.04.2020 Discussion of the topic chosen with supervisor  
28.04.2020 Start of master seminar paper  
07.07.2020, 23:55h Deadline for submission of seminar paper  
14.07.2020, 8:30h Presentation of seminar paper Online Meeting Room (subject to changes)

Seminar outline

The seminar will be held jointly by the chair of Prof. Biewen and Prof. Grammig. Topics of the seminar will be chosen from the following fields: 1) Time Series Analysis, 2) Financial Econometrics, 3) Microeconometrics, 4) Panel Data Analysis. We expect and encourage participants to come up with ideas for their own topics (of course, we will provide assistance in finding a suitable topic). We expect all participants to prepare a professional presentation and a term paper on their topic, which may include a small empirical application using data such as the German Socio-Economic Panel Study or a data set from the field of finance. If you are interested in carrying out your own empirical project we recommend you to read chapter 19 "Carrying out an Empirical Project" of Wooldridge's book "Introductory Econometrics".