Econometrics, Statistics and Empirical Economics

S510/S520 Topics in 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).

Students who want to join the seminar are required to upload a current transcript of records to the S510/S520 folder on Ilias and fill out the short survey (also in the Ilias folder) until October 20, 23:55, and be present at the preliminary meeting on October 22.


Prof. Dr. Martin Biewen

Prof. Dr. Joachim Grammig

PD Dr. Thomas Dimpfl

Dr. Jantje Sönksen

Johannes Bleher

Dalia Elshiaty

Constantin Hanenberg

Marian Rümmele

Miriam Sturm

Level Master

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

Language English
Credit Points 9

1. Term paper

2. Paper presentation

3. Discussion of another paper

Preliminary meeting Tuesday, 22.10.2019, 4:00pm, room 225 (Neue Aula)


until 20.10.2019 Upload transcript of records to Ilias folder and fill out survey 23:55
22.10.2019 Preliminary meeting, registration

4:00pm, room 225 (Neue Aula)

until 31.10.2019 Discussion of the chosen topic with supervisor  
01.11.2019 Start of seminar thesis  
10.01.2020 Deadline for submitting seminar thesis 12:00

16.01.2020 and 17.01.2020

Presentation of final thesis

16.01.20, 8am - 12noon, Neuphilologicum, Wilhelmstr. 50, Sitzungssaal 215

16.01.20, 1pm - 5pm, Gebhart-Müller-Saal, Nauklerstr. 47

17.01.20, 1pm - 7pm, Gebhart-Müller-Saal, Nauklerstr. 47

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