Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg


Bachelor's Thesis

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The bachelor's thesis seminar starts with the general introductory session. Participation is absolutely mandatory for all participants! Check E-Learning for date, venue and time!

General Information

The purpose of a thesis is to demonstrate your ability to apply economic concepts, i.e., using mathematical models. First, you have to outline the economic problem and the state of the literature. From this point, you can proceed in three ways: You discuss and criticize the models found in the literature, you modify a given model adequately, or you create your own (simple) model so as to address an aspect of the problem that has been neglected in the literature. In any case, the usage of economic models is inevitable. Empirical work that sustains or refutes the theoretical results is always welcome.

If you want to write your thesis on a topic in "Economics of Business and Law", these topics (see below) may come from two areas: Law and Economics on the one hand, Business Economics on the other hand. Please note that successful participation in an appropriate seminar or course (either in "Law and Economics" or in "Business Economics)" is a prerequisite.

Please provide the following information if you intend to apply directly at the chair (by e-mail; obey the official deadlines; incomplete applications will not be processed). Please contact PD Dr. Annette Kirstein directly if you intend to write one of the topics below under her supervision.



Topics - Prof. Dr. Roland Kirstein

1. The welfare effects of horizontal patent licensing. (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Roland Kirstein)

2. Can licensing be a strategic tool for market entry deterrence? (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Roland Kirstein)

3. Are fees or royalties in license contracts more desirable for innovators? (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Roland Kirstein)

4. The impact of product liability on R&D incentives in monopolistic markets. (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Roland Kirstein)

5. The impact of liability rules on audit pricing. (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Roland Kirstein)

6. Should auditing standards be vague or precise? (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Roland Kirstein)

7. The economic effects of decoupling damages from harm. (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Roland Kirstein)

8. Should scientists be subject to the strict liability rule or the negligence rule? (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Roland Kirstein)


Topics - PD Dr. Annette Kirstein

1. Do minimum wage increases lead to increases in unemployment? (Supervisor: PD Dr. Annette Kirstein)

2. International transfer pricing: managerial incentives versus tax objectives. (Supervisor: PD Dr. Annette Kirstein)

3. What are the reasons for the scarcity of women at top management positions? (Supervisor: PD Dr. Annette Kirstein)

4. How effective are government incentives for adopting hybrid-electric vehicles? (Supervisor: PD Dr. Annette Kirstein)

5. Incentive effects of team payment. (Supervisor: PD Dr. Annette Kirstein)

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