Teach­ing at the Chair of Mi­croe­co­nom­ics

Here you can find information on the courses on offer and final theses at the chair.

Offered courses

Som­mersemester 2024

W1401/W1411 Grundzüge der Volkswirtschaftslehre - Mikrotheorie, BA Assessmentphase, Deutsch, 10 ECTS

Dieses Modul wird in Deutsch unterrichtet. 

Tag Zeit Raum Dozent
Dienstag 11.00-14.00      Audimax Prof. Dr. Claus-Jochen Haake, Marius Baltrusch
Freitag 16.00-19.00  Audimax Prof. Dr. Claus-Jochen Haake, Marius Baltrusch

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Grundzüge der VWL (W1401) - Kursbeschreibung


W4467 Auctions, Incentives, Matching, Master, English, 10 ECTS

This module is taught in English.

Day Time Room Lecturer
Monday               14.00-16.00                      Q 2.122 Prof. Dr. Claus-Jochen Haake
Thursday 11.00-13.00 B 2 Prof. Dr. Claus-Jochen Haake
Thursday 14.00-16.00 Q 1.213 Sarah Kühn

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Auctions, Incentives, Matching (W4467) - Course description


W4444 Noncooperative Games, Master, English, 5 ECTS

This module is taught in English.

Day Time Room Lecturer
Wednesday 14.00-17.00 H 7 Dr. Papatya Duman

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Noncooperative Games (W4444) - Course description



W4442 Seminar on Game Theory, Master, English, 5 ECTS

This module is taught in English.

Block seminar - further information will be published.

Day Time Room Lecturer
t.b.a t.b.a t.b.a Prof. Dr. Claus-Jochen Haake, Dr. Papatya Duman

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Seminar on Game Theory (W4442) - Course description

Module name Semester ECTS Language Person responsible
W1401/W1411 - Fundamentals of Economics - Microtheory
SS 10 DEU Marius Baltrusch
W2441 - Game Theory
WS 10 DEU Prof. Dr Haake
Module name Semester ECTS Language Person responsible
W4441 - Methods of Economic Analyses (Lecture / Tutorial) WS 10 ENG Prof. Dr Haake
W4466 - Advanced Microeconomics (Block seminar) WS 5 ENG Prof. Dr. Haake
W4467 - Auctions, Incentives, Matchings (Lecture/Tutorial) SS 10 ENG Sarah Kühn
W4442 - Seminar on Game Theory (Seminar) SS 5 ENG Prof. Dr Haake
W4443 - Cooperative Games (Lecture/Tutorial) SS 5 ENG Prof. Dr Haake
W4444 - Noncooperative Games (Lecture/Tutorial) SS 5 ENG Dr Papatya Duman
Module name Semester ECTS Language Person responsible
W6461 Advanced Microeconomics WS 5 ENG Prof Dr Haake

Final theses

At the Department of Microeconomics, Prof Dr Claus-Jochen Haake and Dr Papatya Duman are the possible supervisors for your Bachelor's or Master's thesis or student research project. The Department of Economics participates in the centralised allocation procedure of the faculty and you can add any of us to your preference list (details below or in the modules "Matching in Practice" and "Auctions, Incentives, Matchings"). We have put together a few details about your research project below. We look forward to reading from you.


General Information for Seminars and Presentations

Since the winter semester 2012/2013, the Chair of Microeconomics has been participating in the central allocation of theses at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics. The assignment to a supervisor will take approx. 1 - 1 ½ months. You will then be informed by e-mail about your acceptance and your contact person. If you have any further questions, please send us an email to abschlussarbeiten[at]wiwi.upb.de.

In order to write a thesis at the Chair of Microeconomics, you must be enrolled as a student at Paderborn University. Furthermore, you should be interested in research questions in the field of microeconomics, which at best is already reflected in your degree programme. In addition to a current confirmation of grades, the application should also include a letter of motivation in which your interest in microeconomics is made clear.

Please also check your examination regulations regarding further regulations for theses.

The topic of the final thesis comes from the teaching and research areas of the chair and is determined individually according to your preferences and your course of study. Special attention is paid to questions from the fields of game theory, mechanism design, network economics or negotiation theory. Otherwise, the chair is of course always happy to receive unsolicited applications with your own topic suggestions. In principle, you can apply for topics from all fields of microeconomics.

If you are interested in writing a thesis at the Chair of Microeconomics, you will find further information and tips on academic work under Downloads to help you write your thesis.

Prof Dr Claus-Jochen Haake

  • Research interests: (non-)co-operative game theory, especially bargaining theory, matching markets, fair allocation, competition
  • Supervises theses in German or English

Dr Papatya Duman

  • Research interest: (non-)cooperative game theory, especially bargaining theory
  • Supervises theses in English

The allocation process at our faculty is a round-based, decentralised mechanism. First, the information and preferences of the students are collected. Then a quota is calculated as to how many theses each chair will supervise, based on the number of students and the size of the chair. In the first round, each chair selects students who have indicated this chair as their first choice. They do this until either their quota is met or until there are no more students in this group. If the chair still has free capacity after the first round, in the second round it selects the preferred students from the unallocated students who have indicated the chair as their second choice. This may be followed by a third round. All students who have not yet been allocated after these three rounds will be allocated to the chairs with free capacity in a final round. For more information, you can find the link to our research article on this topic here.

If you have been allocated to our chair, we will then work with you to find a microeconomic topic that is customised for you and takes your wishes and preferences into account. We will use a questionnaire for this purpose, but will also talk to you several times. Of course, you are very welcome to contribute your own ideas to this process. But it is also fine if you do not yet have a precise idea. We are sure that together we will find the right topic for you. By the way, most of our assigned topics are based on a specific research article as a starting point.

The online application period for theses in the summer semester 2024 runs from 22 January - 02 February 2024 (23:59).

Thesis Templates

Instructions for using the La TeX template (German)

LaTeX-Template (German)

Microsoft Word template (German)


Presentation Templates

LaTeX-Beamer-Template (English)
including a short introduction into LaTeX Beamer

Corporate Design Templates for Presentations (English)

50 mosaics

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