Course Overview

Courses overview

E: In English, Xm: ends before Christmas, D: digital, H: Hybrid digital and in person

Courses in Summer 2021


  • Makroökonomik II
  • Hybrid course: Digital lecture plus digital+selected in presence tutorials for bachelor students in German (Kis-Katos, Unfried, Gasten)
    Der Veranstaltung können Sie ab dem 8.4. frei über stud.IP beitreten. Die Vorlesungen und Übungen sind über die ILIAS Lernplattform (erreichbar über stud.IP) organisiert. Die Tutorate (meist digital, einzelne bei Möglichkeit auch in Präsenz) werden über stud.IP organisiert.

  • Migration Economics: Replication Course
  • Digital lecture and tutorial for master students in English (Kis-Katos, Genthner)
    You can sign-up to the course via stud.IP (starting with the 8.4.2021).
    All further communication will be organized on the stud.IP page of the course.

  • Current developments in central banking and capital markets
  • Seminar for master students (Gehringer)

  • Internal Research Seminar
  • Digital seminar for master and doctoral students writing a thesis (Kis-Katos, Wang)

  • Development Economics Seminar
  • Digital research seminar for doctoral students (Ibanez, Fuchs, Kis-Katos, Strulik, Vollmer)


Bachelor and master theses

We supervise bachelor and master theses in German and English language on a range of issues related to international economic policy, development economics, environmental economics, political economy and applied labor economics.

Bachelor theses:
Here you find a list of suggested topics. All topics refer to current literature in economics and require students to read and discuss empirical papers (in the area of expertise of our team members). If you have a very specific topic in mind and are convinced that our team would be the best fit for supervising it, do not hesitate to contact us. In exceptional cases, we also offer the opportunity to write an empirical thesis.

Master theses: We mainly supervise empirical (data) projects on selected issues. All master students are expected to present their research results in the Internal Research Seminar. (We only consider literature studies as an exception and only on topics that are directly commissioned by us and are relevant for our research.) If you are interested in working with us, please approach us directly.

Planned future courses


  • Winter 2021/22
    • Labor Economics
    • Lecture plus tutorial for bachelor students in English, blocked in the first half of the semester (Kis-Katos, Genthner)
    • Empirical Political Economy
    • Lecture for master students in English with digital tutorial component (Kis-Katos, Barros, Gasten)
    • Advanced Labour Economics
    • Lecture for master students in English (Wang)
    • Internal Research Seminar
    • Seminar for master and doctoral students writing a thesis (Kis-Katos, Wang)
    • Development Economics Seminar
    • Research seminar for doctoral students (Ibanez, Fuchs, Kis-Katos, Strulik, Vollmer)
    • Experimental and Econometric Approaches for Food Systems Analysis
    • Doctoral course (Boztug, Kis-Katos, Mußhoff, Vollmer)


Past courses


  • Winter 2020/21

    • Makroökonomik I
    • Digital lecture, exercises plus tutorials in German (Kis-Katos, Genthner)
    • Empirical Political Economy
    • Digital lecture and tutorial for master students in English (Kis-Katos, Unfried)
    • Advanced Labour Economics
    • Digital lecture plus tutorial for master students in English (Wang)
    • Advanced Development Economics
    • Digital block lecture for doctoral students in English, open to master students (Fuchs, Ibanez, Kis-Katos, Strulik, Vollmer)
    • Internal Research Seminar
    • Digital seminar for master and doctoral students writing a thesis (Kis-Katos, Wang)
    • Development Economics Seminar
    • Digital research seminar for doctoral students (Ibanez, Fuchs, Kis-Katos, Strulik, Vollmer)

  • Summer 2020
    • International Trade and the Labour Market
    • Reading course plus tutorial for master students in English (Wang)
    • The Political Economy of Deforestation
    • Seminar for bachelor students in English (Cisneros)
    • Current developments in central banking and capital markets
    • Seminar for master students (Gehringer)
    • Development Economics Seminar
    • Research seminar for doctoral students (Ibanez, Kis-Katos, Klasen, Strulik, Vollmer)
    • Internal Research Seminar
    • Seminar for master and doctoral students writing a thesis (Kis-Katos, Wang)

  • Winter 2019/20
    • Labour Economics
    • Lecture plus tutorial for bachelor students in English (Kis-Katos, Gasten, Genthner)
    • Urban Economics
    • Lecture plus tutorial for bachelor students in English (Kis-Katos, Unfried)
    • The causes and consequeces of conflict
    • Seminar for bachelor students in English (Kis-Katos, Unfried) [Syllabus]
    • Migration Economics: Replication Course
    • Lecture plus tutorial for master students in English (Kis-Katos, Genthner)
    • Advanced Labour Economics
    • Lecture plus tutorial for master students in English (Wang)
    • Internal Research Seminar
    • Seminar for master and doctoral students writing a thesis (Kis-Katos, Wang)
    • Development Economics Seminar
    • Research seminar for doctoral students (Ibanez, Kis-Katos, Klasen, Strulik, Vollmer)