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

Dr. Thomas Dimpfl

Dr. Franziska Peter

Dipl.-Vw. Tobias Langen

M.Sc. Eva-Maria Schaub

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 meeting15.04.14, 7 pm, E04 (Mohlstraße 36)
Registration until 01.04.14 12.30 pm by mail to sylvia.buerger<at>
Requirementssuccessful participation in at least one MA course in econometrics


until 01.04.2014, 12.30Registration by e-mail to sylvia.buergerspam
15.04.2014Preliminary meetingE04 (Mohlstraße 36)
until 25.04.2014Discussion of the topic chosen with supervisor
25.04.2014Start of seminar thesis
04.07.2014Deadline for submitting seminar thesis
11.07.2014Presentation of seminar thesisMedienraum, Nauklerstraße 47

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