S312 Bachelor Thesis on Empirical Economics
This seminar is jointly offered by the departments of Prof. Dr. Martin Biewen (Statistics, Econometrics and Quantitative Methods) and Prof. Dr. Joachim Grammig (Econometrics, Statistics and Empirical Economics).
Due to the Corona pandemic, there will be no preliminary meeting in person. Instead, please join the ILIAS folder, where you will have to upload a current transcript of records and fill out a survey regarding your topic preferences by October 17, 2021, 11:55pm. Your supervisor will be assigned to you based on your indicated preferences, and you will be contacted by her/him once the decision has been made.
Prof. Dr. Martin Biewen
Prof. Dr. Joachim Grammig
Dr. Julie Schnaitmann
Dr. Jantje Sönksen
B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration
B.Sc. in International Economics
B.Sc. in International Business Administration
|Level||3rd year Bachelor|
|Time and Place||See timeline below|
Applied Econometrics (or comparable)
|Language||English or German|
1. Presentation of draft
2. Bachelor thesis
3. Final presentation
|until 17.10.2021, 11:55pm||Upload transcript of records to the Ilias folder and fill out survey regarding topic preferences|
|Assignment to supervisor||via email|
|until 28.10.2021||Discussion of the chosen topic with supervisor|
|29.10.2021||Start of bachelor thesis|
|03.12.2021||Presentation of first draft and feedback||time and format tba|
|07.01.2022, noon (12:00)||Deadline for submitting bachelor thesis|
|14.01.2022||Presentation of final thesis||time and format tba|
- The aim of the bachelor thesis is to show the ability of a student to discuss a problem or a subject in statistics, econometrics, or a research field of the chairs in a scientific way.
- The final grade is based on the written thesis (70 percent) and the final presentation (30 percent).
- Students should choose their topic on their own. The topic should be discussed with the supervisor. For an empirical thesis, students need to find, process and handle the datasets themselves.
- Students have to submit a printed copy and an electronic version (pdf-format).
- The bachelor thesis and the presentation should be in English (German thesis and presentation are acceptable).
- Students are required to attend all intermediate and final presentations (attendance is mandatory).
- Formal guidelines for the written thesis are provided in the Ilias folder.
- Orthography, grammar and style of the thesis will be taken into account for grading.
- We suggest to use Latex to prepare the thesis and the presentation. The zip-file contains a document "vorlage.tex" which illustrates the use of Latex and provides installation information. "vorlage.pdf" is the result when compiling the tex-file.
- The presentation of the final thesis has to be in Powerpoint, Latex or similar. There is no need for handouts.