Here you can find information about bachelor and master theses. If you are interested, please contact the chair.

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On this page you will find hints and relevant information for writing a thesis at the Chair of Macroeconomics (Leipzig University).

For writing a Bachelor's/Master's thesis at the Chair of Macroeconomics, the regulations of the examination regulations as well as the instructions of the Study office (Studienbüro) apply.

From students who want to write their thesis in Macroeconomics we expect:

  • very good to good performance in the macroeconomics modules you have taken and
  • at least one advanced module in macroeconomics.

1. Topic selection, preliminary discussion and registration

Theses will be supervised in the following topics:

  • Climate change and economic growth
  • Epidemic crises and economic growth
  • Energy crises and economic growth
  • Monetary policy and macroprudential regulation
  • Climate change and financial stability

Please formulate two alternative and specific topic proposals (in the form of research questions) that fall within one of the above areas.

Arrange a preliminary meeting to discuss your proposed topics with us.

Once you have been accepted for supervision, please follow the organizational procedure regarding registration, which is described on the pages of the Office of Student Affairs:

2. Meeting dates

In principle, we offer you further regular meeting dates after the preliminary meeting. We expect you to prepare for these appointments accordingly.

2.1 First appointment. Basis of the meeting: final formulation of the research question, results of the first literature search, intended conception (intensive versus extensive treatment of the topic) as well as preliminary outline with page references and short summaries of the respective chapters (two to three sentences).

Note: For Master's theses, we always require an intensive conception (including an own creative performance), for Bachelor's theses we recommend an extensive conception (structuring literature review).

When? Four weeks after registration of the thesis

2.2 Second appointment. Basis of the meeting: final outline with page references and three-page abstract of the thesis.

When? After half of the processing time

2.3. In case of own creative performance: another appointment where you give us a short presentation of the creative performance. The timing is at your discretion, but should leave enough editing time for you to still incorporate potential comments.

3. Questions during editing and additional meeting dates

If additional questions (organizational or technical) arise during the editing process, we will be happy to assist you. To ensure an efficient working method, we ask you to proceed as follows:

  • Think intensively about your question before contacting us.
  • Send us your explicitly formulated question by e-mail.

4. Regulations for the preparation of a bachelor/master thesis

The formal regulations for the preparation of a thesis must be observed. Non-compliance will be reflected directly and negatively in the evaluation. Detailed information can be found in this

PDF document

5. Examples of successful bachelor's/master's theses

You can view examples of successful theses by appointment with Monika Sprenger (I 206).

Good luck!

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