Range of top­ics

  • Institutional Economics & Economic Policy (Bachelor)
    • Overcoming co-operation problems: Reputation mechanisms
    • Externalities / environmental economics
    • Public goods / public good games
    • Public choice: voting procedures and their characteristics
  • Competition policy (Bachelor, Master)
    • Economic aspects of IT security and privacy
    • Digital markets / big data
    • Cartels
    • Mergers
    • Abuse of market power
  • Industrial economics (Bachelor, Master)
    • Bundling
    • Vertically connected markets
    • Trust and experience goods
  • Networks (Bachelor, Master)
  • Matching (Bachelor, Master)
  • Contests & Innovation (Bachelor, Master)
    • Overbidding / overspreading
    • Behavioural / evolutionary explanations of contest behaviour
    • Contest design
  • Health Economics and Credence Goods


Defining the topic

The topic of your thesis is usually chosen from one of the research and teaching specialisations of our department. In principle, we give you the opportunity to suggest your own topic. However, according to the examination regulations, you are not entitled to a topic of your choice.

Com­pleted theses

Here you can find an overview of completed theses at the Chair of Institutional Economics and Economic Policy.