Theses

The professors of the Institute of Economic Policy are pleased to welcome you to the Institute of Economic Policy for your Bachelor or Master thesis. Below you will find a selection of topics. If you are interested in one of them, please contact our contact person at an early stage (at least two weeks before the official registration deadline; BT: June 30th or December 30th of the 6th semester; MT: usually March 30th).

BACHELOR THESES


We are looking for students with interest in the following topics:

  • Topic area: Decision Theory
    • Judgement Aggregation Theory
    • Supervaluation and vagueness
    • Multivalent logics
    • Decision rules for group decisions
    • Insurance Economics
  • Topic area: Economic Policy
    • Consequences of the German reunion for the local housing sector
  • Topic area: Growth and innovation
    • Links between growth and innovation (theoretical and/or empirical)
    • Innovation activity and promotion
    • Structural change and productivity growth
  • Topic area: Foreign trade policy
    • Global value added chains
    • New protectionism (theoretical and/or empirical)
    • Foreign trade linkages in international comparison (empirical)
  • Topic area: Academic education
    • The Bologna Process: implementation, success and problems
    • Causes and consequences of the expansion of education
    • Spatial mobility and labour market entry of graduates
  • Topic area: Migration
    • Citizenship and the assimilation of migrants
    • Language skills
    • Transferability of human capital
    • Acculturation in the broader sense (segregation, integration, assimilation)

    Management and contact person for the thesis

  • Topic area: Experimental methods
    • Experiments in economic research
    • Experiments on prosocial behaviour
  • Topic area: Research and transfer
    • Regional effects of universities
    • University governance
    • Organisation of cooperations

    Management and contact person for the thesis

  • Topic area: Development Economics
    • Excessive indebtedness of households and life satisfaction in Thailand
    • Poverty dynamics and sustainable development in South East Asia - What role do parental demands and expectations play for their children?

    Management and contact person for the thesis


MASTER THESES

  • Topic areas Master theses
    • Experimental study on the effects of incentives (Exp)
    • Experimental studies in innovation economics (Exp)
    • Experiments on prosocial behavior (Exp)
    • The Bologna Process: Effects on labour market returns of university graduates (L)
    • Judgement aggregation theory (L, T)
    • Decision theory / logic (L, T)
    • Bystander behaviour (L)
    • The costs of preventing violent crime (L)

     

    (E) empirical work, (L) literature work, (T) theoretical work, (Exp) experiments

NOTES ON THESES

Information on design of academic research papers and seminar presentations
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COORDINATOR AND CONTACT PERSON FOR ALL THESES

M.A. Johannes Matthias Trunzer
Research Staff
Office hours
by appointment
Address
Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
216
M.A. Johannes Matthias Trunzer
Research Staff
Office hours
by appointment
Address
Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
216