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Specialization Area Quantitative Macroeconomics Show content

In the Master's Degree Program Economics offered by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, various specialization areas are available for studies. Among them is the specialization area in Quantitative Macroeconomics.

This specialization area includes a variety of macroeconomic topics including business cycles, economic growth, monetary economics, trade, and others. All courses have a quantitative focus aiming to enable students to understand current research papers. To achieve this, some courses contain sections or exercise sessions dealing with quantitative methods, while others focus completely on learning empirical or computational methods that are then hands-on applied to macroeconomic research questions in PC tutorials. Through this, students shall be enabled to conduct their own quantitative analyses, e.g. in their Master's thesis.

For details regarding the structure of the specialization area, click here [pdf 126KB].

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General Remarks
  • We offer supervision for Bachelor and Master theses. 
  • Interested students can contact the Chair with theses ideas on an on-going basis.
  • The topic suggestion should be within the research interests of the Chair's staff.
  • Especially before registering a master thesis with the examination office, students should contact a (potential) supervisor to consulate regarding the student's proposal for the thesis.
  • There are no constraints regarding the time of registration and thesis elaboration.
  • Yet, due to our limited resources students should contact (potential) supervisors in a timely manner.
Admission
  • For Bachelor as well as Master theses admission with the faculty's examination office takes place after consultation with the supervisor.
Scope and Time Frame
  • The scope of a Bachelor thesis should be 30 pages (+/- 10%). The thesis will usually be conducted in German. After registration, students have eight calender weeks to complete their thesis. 
  • For Master thesis, students have four months to complete their thesis after registration. The scope depends on the chosen topic and consultation with the supervisor is necessary to determine it. (Generally, a thesis consists of 40 to 60 pages.)
  • Note that the comments regarding the scope of a thesis refer to text, not potential appendices. In cases where text plus appendices exceed the agreed-upon target, consultation with the supervisor is necessary to avoid the factual circumvention of the page limitation.
Guidelines
  • When conducting a thesis with our Chair, the following guidelines need to be followed:
  • Further, students need to enclose the following statutory declaration:
  • The university offers support regarding questions about academic writing. 
Grading
  • Grading is clarified in the module catalogue.
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